- the hyundai elantra gt won't continue after the 2020 model year.
- the gt is a hatchback version of the brand's compact-car offering.
- a redesigned 2021 hyundai elantra sedan will go on sale later this year.
hyundai will no longer sell a hatchback version of the elantra compact car in the u.s. the elantra gt, which is based on the global i30, will be discontinued for the 2021 model year. as is the case with many small-car cancelations, hyundai cites its expanded suv lineup—specifically the subcompact venue and kona models—as the reason for dropping this model.
the elantra hatchback started off as a wagon version of the elantra called the elantra touring in 2009. the elantra gt hatchback then arrived in 2013 and was redesigned in 2018. we recently reviewed a 2020 elantra gt n-line with a six-speed manual transmission and enjoyed its driving character.
this leaves only a few options in the affordable compact hatchback segment: the honda civic, toyota corolla, mazda 3, and subaru impreza. the base vw golf will likely depart the u.s. market after the 2021 model year, as the new eighth-generation version is expected to be sold here only in high-performance gti form.
the elantra lineup will carry on for 2021 with the redesigned sedan version—which now offers a hybrid powertrain—and the upcoming performance-oriented n-line version, which has yet to be revealed in full. and hyundai still offers the three-door veloster hatchback, which is available in high-octane n form.