Chicago, Illinois – Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2013 Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show. The company said it is the lightest “five-door” hatchback in the compact segment.

The Elantra GT, which goes on sale this summer, joins the Elantra Sedan and new Elantra Coupe in the lineup.

The Elantra GT is based on the new-generation Hyundai i30 model designed for the European market.

“Elantra GT is a fun-to-drive, functional, five-door compact hatchback,” said Mike O’Brien, vice-president of product and corporate planning for Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra GT is the latest example of how Hyundai is redefining the compact car and setting new standards in automotive design, efficiency and functionality.”

The new GT uses a 1.8-litre four-cylinder making 148 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. It includes a sport-tuned suspension, a driver’s knee airbag and hidden rear camera.

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