Say goodbye to the Elantra GT Sport and hello to the Elantra GT N Line.

Update: This post has been updated with live images.

In many ways, you could say Hyundai originally unveiled the Elantra GT N Line way back in July 2018. How’s that so? That’s when the i30 N Line was unveiled for the European market, and with the Elantra being its U.S. cousin, it’s no surprise the two look very much alike. For the 2019 model year, Hyundai is making some changes to the U.S.-spec Elantra GT lineup by getting rid of the GT Sport trim to replace it with this, the GT N Line.

Featuring hot hatch looks without breaking the bank, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line is more than just a visual upgrade over its predecessor. Beyond the styling tweaks, the compact five-door model gets a newly calibrated steering, different tuning for the shocks, as well as stiffer mounts for the engine and transmission. The diameter of the stability bar has also been modified, while the tires have been upgraded to a Michelin PS4 225/40 R18 set instead of the previous Hankook rubbers.

Gallery: 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line

Of course, the cosmetic changes will be the first thing you’ll notice. The sporty-ish body kit is complemented on the inside by an N Line-branded steering wheel with metallic spokes, red stitching, N Line seats and also an N Line gearshift. Speaking of which, this is actually the first N Line model for the U.S. market and joins the global family including the Veloster, i30, and i30 Fastback N Line cars.

As with the defunct Elantra GT Sport, power comes from the same turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine rated at 201 hp and 195 pound-feet (265 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

In terms of pricing, the manual version kicks off at $23,300 whereas the automatic starts from $24,400, plus $885 destination charges in both cases. Also for the 2019 model year, Hyundai is adding a panoramic sunroof and leather seating surfaces to the Elantra GT Style Package. The base Elantra GT is carried over and costs $20,450 before options.

The Elantra GT N Line debuts today at the Detroit Auto Show where it’s joined on stage by the Veloster N TCR race car.

Source: Hyundai

Photos: Chris Amos Photography

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Hyundai Debuts First U.S. ‘N Line’ Model with 2019 Elantra GT Lineup

  • N Line is an exciting new trim level in the Hyundai ‘N’ product portfolio
  • N Line focuses on sporty design cues and refined powertrain/chassis dynamics

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 – Complementing the performance of Elantra GT is the announcement of the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line trim. Elantra GT N Line is the first N Line model for the United States from Hyundai. N Line trims add sporty design elements and refined powertrain/chassis upgrades to existing Hyundai products. N Line is part of Hyundai’s ‘N’ product portfolio that includes the brand’s growing ultimate ‘N’ range of vehicles (Veloster N, i30 N, i30 Fastback N). The 2019 Elantra GT N Line replaces the 2018 Elantra GT Sport and signals more N Line models to come on future Hyundai products. Elantra GT N Line and the 2019 Elantra GT are on sale now.

The 2019 Elantra GT continues to bring increased utility and enhanced driving dynamics to the compact hatchback segment. Elantra GT and the new N Line trim are poised to compete head-on with hatchback competitors and provide a fun-to-drive alternative to small CUVs. Elantra GT is the best of both worlds. 

2019 Elantra GT Changes

  • New Elantra GT N Line added to the lineup
  • Elantra GT Sport is dropped from the lineup (replaced by the Elantra GT N Line)
  • The entry-level Elantra GT is a carryover model
  • Panoramic sunroof and leather seating surfaces added to 2019 Elantra GT Style Package

“Hyundai N models satisfy the needs of performance-oriented enthusiasts with exclusive, custom-tuned powertrain and chassis applications,” said Thomas Schemera, executive vice president, Hyundai Motor Group’s Product Planning & Strategy Division.” “N Line is designed for those buyers craving N’s sporty styling cues coupled with performance-tuned suspension upgrades, all at compelling price points.”

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line

Design Elements

The Elantra GT N Line takes eye-catching design elements directly from the i30 N. At the front, the Elantra GT N Line has a lower front spoiler for increased aerodynamic efficiency and a unique N Line version of Hyundai’s Cascading Grille with a distinctive silver character line. At the side, blacked out side mirrors with turn signals, N Line badging, N Line 18-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/40 R18 summer tires change the profile of the car (summer tires are only available with the manual transmission). At the rear, the unique bumper fascia further accentuates the N theme.

Standard interior trim for the Elantra GT N Line includes:

  • Unique leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes
  • N Line leather sport seats with N logo
  • N Line gearshift features sporty metal accents and leather inserts
  • A sporty instrument cluster and instrument panel accents
  • Red stitching and accents differentiate the N Line from the standard Elantra GT

2019 Elantra GT N Line

N Line Sport Seats

The N Line sports seats feature heated leather seating surfaces, N logos and red contrast stitching and side bolsters. They also keep the driver comfortable with power lumbar support and extendable seat cushions.

Elantra GT N Line mechanical improvements include:

 

2019 Elantra GT N Line

2018 Elantra GT Sport

Engine mount stiffness

+ 6.3%

Baseline

Trans mount stiffness

+ 24.0%

“Rollrod” mount stiffness

+ 37.1%

Spring stiffness (F/R)

+14.3%/+21.9%

Stability Bar diameter (F/R)

23 mm / 17 mm

24 mm / 14 mm

Shocks

New tuning

 

Steering

New calibration

 

Tires

Michelin PS4 225/40 R18 Summer (MT only)

Hankook 225/40/ R18 A/S

ELANTRA GT N LINE DRIVING EXPERIENCE

As with the exterior and interior, the driving experience has been further enhanced for N Line duty with new suspension and steering tuning, revised powertrain mounts and summer tires. Additionally, Elantra GT N Line’s multi-link independent rear suspension with larger front and rear brake rotors improves noise, vibration harshness and driving performance.

The Elantra GT N Line includes a 1.6-liter turbocharged-GDI engine with six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed DCT with larger steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. This drivetrain produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. torque to meet performance and fuel efficiency needs.

HYUNDAI SMART SENSE

Advanced safety features contributed to a Top Safety Pick by IIHS for the 2019 Elantra GT. The following SmartSense features are available on the Elantra GT N Line models:

  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop capability
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

INFOTAINMENT: AUDIO/VIDEO/NAVIGATION (AVN) 5.0 WITH HD TRAFFIC

Available on the 2019 Elantra N Line is Hyundai’s AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features a fast processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an eight-inch screen. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are combined on one screen. AVN 5.0 also includes HERE HD Traffic (without a subscription), bird’s eye view in Navigation maps and drivers get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.

The Elantra GT N Line offers a technology package including the aforementioned feature as well as:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Eight-inch Navigation system (AVN 5.0)
  • Blue Link Connected Car System
  • Ventilated seats
  • Power driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • Infinity Premium Audio with seven speakers including subwoofer (deletes two-stage rear cargo floor)
  • Wireless charging pad (Qi)
  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop capability
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Blue Link and HomeLink

The Elantra GT N Line also includes a proximity key entry with electronic push button start as standard equipment.

PRICING


2019 Elantra GT Pricing

Model

Engine

Transmission

MSRP

Elantra GT

2.0L 4-cylinder

6-speed Automatic Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

$20,450

Elantra GT N Line

1.6L Turbo GDI

4-cylinder

6-speed Manual Transmission

$23,300

Elantra GT N Line

1.6L Turbo GDI

 4-cylinder

7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

$24,400

Freight charges are not included in the above pricing. Freight charges for the 2019 Elantra GT and Elantra GT N Line are $885.