Hatchbacks are hot. After years of being kryptonite to automakers in America, five-door cars have gained popularity over the last decade as a new generation of consumers has entered the market. Unlike their parents, these younger buyers value hatchbacks' additional style and versatility.
Hyundai has aggressively invested in the hatchback market. The Korean automaker now has four in its lineup — including newly redesigned 2018 Elantra GT, which is sold alongside the popular Elantra sedan. Built in Korea, the Elantra GT is packed with content, value, and technology, and although it’s a compact, it offers a surprising amount of interior and cargo space.
As compact hatchbacks have gained popularity, the segment has gotten quite crowded. There are plenty of products to choose from. The Elantra GT competes with the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla iM, Mazda3, Volkswagen Golf and Kia Forte5.