Hyundai is set to replace the previous Elantra Sport with the new Elantra N Line, and now we finally have an idea of what the sporty sedan will look like. Although we’ll have to wait until Hyundai releases the final product, these teaser images hint at a much more aggressive-looking Elantra model.
At its front, the Hyundai Elantra N Line boasts a modified grille design with subtle badging. The biggest change, though, is the bold new air intakes. The side profile, meanwhile, is accented by special window accents, door mirrors, and side skirts painted gloss black. In the rear, you’ll find a set of twin exhaust pipes—a feature that’s unique to the model. Finishing off the look are 18-inch alloy wheels covering a set of beefier brakes.
We still don’t know how much power the Elantra N Line will make, or even which engine will sit under its hood. But it very well may use the same turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder from the old Elantra Sport. Expect output to rise slightly relative to the Sport’s 201 horses.
Unfortunately, the N Line probably won’t pack a manual transmission. Instead, the sedan will likely route power to the front wheels by way of the prior Sport’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or the 2021 Veloster N’s new eight-speed unit.
Hyundai has yet to announce the N Line’s cost of entry, but the South Korean brand should keep the price reasonably low. (Hyundai claims the Elantra N Line will “provide an attractive entry point for the N brand.”) In the United States, the brand already offers an engaging N Line version of the Elantra GT hatchback. For true high-performance upgrades, buyers will want to upgrade to one of Hyundai’s all-out N models. Alas, at the moment the U.S. only gets the Veloster N, however, we Yanks may receive a Kona N sometime down the line.
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