2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Review and Road Test
Thanks Dark0blivion for finding that editing error that slipped by us! (And I really mean that, always let me know if something is wrong.) This is the corrected video,
For the 2014 Kia Forte review, hop over to: http://youtu.be/_CVKXfBepVI
By pure happenstance I ended up with an Elantra GT immediately after reviewing the 2014 Kia Forte. As I said last week in the Forte review, the Elantra and Forte are related, but this isn’t a case of Korean badge engineering. It’s far more complicated. The Forte is the new kid on the block while the Elantra has been around for a few years. At this stage in life, Hyundai is trying to inject vitality into the Elantra name by adding new models. First we got the four-door sedan, then a two-door coupé followed by the Veloster which is just a four-door hatchback Elantra (yes, I know Hyundai calls it a three-door but I know better). If you’re confused by door counts, the new Elantra GT is a five-door. Say what?
About “them doors.” We all know a sedan is a four-door because a trunk isn’t a door. (Despite our exclusive Trunk Comfort Index testing.) Likewise we call the Elantra Coupe a two-door but toss a hatch into the mix and, hey-presto, your cargo portal is a door. How does the Veloster fit in? It has three regular doors (two on one side, one on the other) and a hatchback. Thankfully Hyundai killed off the awkward looking Elantra Touring wagon leaving nothing to go head to head with the Mazda3 hatch, Focus hatch and Golf. That’s where the GT fits in.
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