- 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT to receive new front fascia with V-shaped daytime running lights
- New 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen will be available
- N Line package will be available across the Hyundai i30 line in other markets
At the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March, Korean automaker Hyundai will unveil a refreshed version of its i30 compact car, which is the European counterpart of the Hyundai Elantra GT sold in North America that rivals the Honda Civic Hatchback, the Mazda3 Sport, the Volkswagen Golf and the Kia Forte5.
The i30 and the 2021 Elantra GT will receive a redesigned front bumper and a new mesh grille pattern, while the headlight clusters will bear V-shaped daytime running lights reminiscent of those found on the current Elantra sedan. The rear end will also sport a new bumper along with revised taillights, and the car will wear new alloy wheel designs as well.
Inside, the Hyundai Elantra GT will benefit from a redesigned instrument cluster and an infotainment system touchscreen up to 10.25 inches in size.
In addition to the five-door i30, which is the Elantra GT we get in our market, Hyundai also sells the i30 Fastback and the i30 Wagon overseas, and the latter will get the sporty N Line package for the first time.
Under the hood, no changes have been announced yet. Base versions of the Hyundai Elantra GT are equipped with a direct-injected, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, while the N Line trim is motivated by a turbocharged, 1.6-litre four that generates 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
The current-generation Hyundai Elantra GT was introduced for the 2018 model year, and received the N Line package a year later. Meanwhile, the latest Elantra sedan hit the North American market and received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year.
Elantra sales decreased from 41,784 sales in 2018 to 39,463 units in 2019, a 5.6% decrease year-over-year. During the same period, sales in the United States dropped from 200,415 to 175,094 units, a 12.6% slide.