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The 2013 Elantra GT hatchback is a new addition to Hyundai's growing arsenal of Elantra models, including an Elantra Coupe that's also new for 2013 and a hot-selling sedan that was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Compare Elantra body styles here. The GT is a stylish replacement for the Elantra Touring, which looked like a mutated wagon/hatchback version of the previous-generation Elantra sedan. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT doesn't settle for being just a utilitarian hatchback version of the sedan; it's a more premium experience with a few tricks up its sleeve.

The GT takes a sport-minded approach compared with the comfort-oriented Elantra sedan, so replacing the name "Touring" with "GT" is a good call. The name "Touring" implies laid-back driving through the countryside, while "GT" sounds more "go go go." Both the outgoing Touring and the GT are an evolution of the Hyundai i30 hatchback sold overseas, which accounts for the numerous variations between the sedan and coupe.
Not All Elantras Are Created Equal
The GT is a unique experience. While the Elantra sedan and coupe have similar interior appointments and styling, the GT's enhanced style and pleasant materials give the hatchback a more premium feel than its counterparts.

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