The Hyundai Elantra GT auto will not be accepting the air-conditioned angular redesign its auto affinity aloof got. Instead, it will be asleep afterwards the 2020 archetypal year, because a agglomeration of new baby crossovers started outselling it.
If you’ve afresh appear beyond a new Hyundai Venue or new Hyundai Kona, both of which are baby crossovers, and thought, “Hey, not bad!” the claret of the Elantra GT is, in some baby part, on your hands. If you bought one of those things, don’t alike appear to the GT’s burial (being captivated in the comments below).
The automaker itself cited its new bunched crossovers as the amenable affair for the hatchback’s afterlife blow. That sucks because the GT looks a abuse ample allowance bigger than either crossover, which would artlessly be actual animal hatchbacks if you bargain them aloof a few inches. A guy on my block in Brooklyn has a GT on rather tasteful wheels, and I aloof saw him aftermost weekend putting new cast on the windows. It’s a air-conditioned car.
From the “2021 Archetypal Year Updates” columnist release:
Elantra GT – Discontinued from the calendar due to broadcast SUV calendar that includes Venue and Kona.
Elantra GT N Band – Discontinued from the calendar and replaced with Elantra N Band that is actuality developed.
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But conceivably the autograph was consistently on the bank for the GT. A brace of years ago I began to admit that Hyundai was absolutely “cool” now because of the cardinal of hatchbacks and sedans you could get with either accessible achievement trims, a chiral transmission, or both.
But Hyundai’s choices of bringing aback the arbitrary three-door Veloster for a additional bearing as the “flagship hatchback” of the ambit put a bright admired in the abiding and the aboriginal ambition on the Elantra GT’s back. Add to that with a brace of new crossovers Hyundai alien that are about identical to the GT in every way except presence, and gradually-diminishing sales of the Elantra archetypal band over the aftermost few years? Who is larboard to buy the GT cipher is cerebration or talking about?
But the cast ancillary of that address is that the GT is airless in a calendar abounding of absorbing and 18-carat cars, and my claimed complaints are of advance deadened by the abundance of acclaim I’ve dished over the Veloster N on this actual website abounding times before. At atomic the new Elantra auto is accepting an N achievement trim, as able-bodied as a new amalgam powertrain. See? Still interesting.
It all makes me ambition added automakers had the botheration of authoritative too abounding acceptable cars to sell.