Beginning today, the next two months could prove to be quite interesting. [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2013_Hyundai_Elantra_GT1.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Aug 23, 2012 The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT starts at $18,395 while earning a 27/39 mpgUS rating with the highly recommended 6-speed manual. Picture was taken at dusk in Southern Utah. If you have not seen the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT announcements, previews and review, consider any of the following: CleanMPG Reviews the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Hyundai’s Elantra Spells “Continuous Improvement” 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Pricing and Specifications 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatch Details Released Hyundai announces model year changes for 2013 Elantra The 2013 Elantra GT Takes The Stage at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show With the basics, overview and in some cases details regarding Hyundai's “Fluidic Sculptured” GT hatch posted, we are going to delve into some of the features in detail over the next 50 days. Or until I run out of highlights or have to return it back to the Chicago press fleet? 50 Days with the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - Day 1, Tires and Wheels The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT when equipped with the $2,750 Style package arrives with some of the most unique looking 17” alloys available on any car no matter the price or segment. They are standard alloys with class exclusive chrome inserts. Alloy wheel with plastic chrome inserts. After pulling a wheel off the car to weigh it, the chrome inserts were found to be replaceable plastic chrome pieces. They not only add a touch of “bling” to the C-Segment class but it is a light weight and replaceable solution if a wheel does get scraped or bent. Having tens of press vehicles arrive after Chicago based journalists have previously “curbed” the alloys, it is usually not a question of if but when in urban areas with curbside parking. Removing the wheel with the OEM jack and wrench. The sneaky Golden still loves to be in car pics With the OEM low rolling resistance Hankook Optimo H426s weighing in at 20 pounds (I assume 19.5 to 20.5 pounds according to the tirerack spec), the wheel itself weighs in at approximately 23.4 pounds. When weighing the tire/alloy wheel combination by itself, the small footprint would not allow the scale to begin the process with tens of attempts properly so the 43.8 pounds shown was suspect. I weighed myself and picked up the tire/wheel combination and weighed myself again yielding the more accurate 43.4 total pounds. 43.8 pounds on the scale.