The sporty compact sedan will go head to head with the Honda Civic Si.
It was a little over a month ago when Hyundai introduced the all-new Elantra and the edgy sedan is already being previewed in a warm performance version. The N Line is being shown for the first time in camouflage apparel, complete with a dual exhaust system and what sounds like an artificially enhanced engine noise.
The heavy disguise gets in the way of seeing what has changed compared to a base Elantra, but it shouldn’t be all that difficult to figure out. The N Line visual bits will be limited to a slightly sportier body kit complemented by the bespoke alloy wheels and a lowered sports suspension. Hyundai is being coy on details for the time being, although it does say the car benefits from chassis tweaks and comes with a turbocharged gasoline engine.
Gallery: 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line teasers
Underneath the hood could be a four-cylinder 1.6-liter unit from the Elantra GT N Line hatchback where it pumps out 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet (264 Newton-meters) of torque. In the five-door model, it works with either a six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car featured in the video below certainly had a two-pedal setup since we can briefly see shift paddles behind the steering wheel.
While Hyundai doesn’t say when it will unveil the Elantra N Line, we do know the Honda Civic Si Sedan and VW Jetta GLI rival will be a 2021 model year. That leads us to believe an official premiere is slated to take place later this year. It’s not the only new member of the family as a hybrid model also represents a novelty brought by the new generation.
In the long run, rumor has it Hyundai is plotting a full-fat Elantra N model with as much as 275 horsepower from a larger 2.0-liter engine shared with the upcoming Kona N. If the report is accurate, customers will pick from a six-speed manual and the eight-speed dual-clutch recently introduced in the Veloster N.
Hyundai Previews All-New Elantra N Line Model
- All-new Elantra/Avante will get N Line performance treatment
- N Line trim level available on Elantra sedan for the first time ever
- All-new Elantra/Avante N Line focuses on sporty design and refined powertrain/chassis dynamics
SEOUL, April 27, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the first images and a sneak preview video of the all-new 2021 Elantra/Avante N Line sedan. The upcoming Elantra N Line adds N brand specific design elements, chassis upgrades and a turbocharged engine to the recently revealed 2021 Elantra. Hyundai’s high-performance N brand develops fun-to-drive cars that make the driver’s heart beat faster whenever they’re behind the wheel. Inspired by N brand, N Line trims add sporty design elements and refined powertrain/chassis upgrades to the all-new Elantra recently introduced.
Hyundai’s high-performance N brand product portfolio offers everything from motorsport to base model. N Line is characterized by N-specific design and performance upgrades. Hyundai is expanding its N Line model line-up to enable even more customers to experience the N feeling.
A sneak preview video and teaser images can be viewed, downloaded and embedded at hyundainews.com; https://hyundaius.co/35baxj3 and Hyundai’s other social media channels.