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2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Updated With New Tech And Generous Value Package

Hyundai released specs and pictures for the all new i30 (known as the Elantra GT) only a few days ago. They will reveal the car to the public at the Paris Motor Show in a week, but the Hyundai USA has some other things on their mind. They are still stuck with the second generation i30 (the Elantra GT) revealed in 2011 and here is its 2017MY version. It is much the same as before, as expected, but Hyundai did integrate a few nice novelties keeping it fresh before the 2018 Elantra GT comes (during spring 2017, probably). This leaves about eight months for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT.

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Right now forget about the facelift stuff, but please do welcome the largely updated infotainment system. Following the trends, the infotainment will allow you to link your Apple or Android smartphone to the system. All thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. New infotainment is a part of the new Tech package and it comes with a few important luxury features. Apart from connectivity solutions, it employs a rearview camera, navigation system, cooling front seats and dual-zone air con. Quite cool, literally!

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Apart from Tech package, 2017 introduces us to a Value Edition package. With it, the buyer will save up to 1 grand instead of picking up all the extras on their own. Value Edition package rigs the Elantra GT with 17-inch alloys, automatic operated headlights and fog lights.

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The interior can benefit the most from the Value Package. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra equipped with it includes heated leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob, and sliding armrest. Furthermore, Hyundai points out this includes “a proximity key with push-button start, automatic headlights, and an auto-up driver’s power window.”

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As before, the car comes equipped with a 2.0-liter, Nu engine. It is available with the six-speed manual or the six-speed automatic. Regardless, the engine develops 173hp and 154 lb-ft of torque for “EPA rated fuel economy of 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway/27 combined mpg.”

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