The N Line family just got bigger. With a small addition.
After various teasers, Hyundai has just revealed the sporty N Line version of its compact Elantra sedan. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line arrives packing the same engine as the mechanically similar Kia Forte GT. A 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sends 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft torque to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or an available seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
Hyundai did not share performance specs but the Forte GT can hit 60 mph in around 6.7 seconds. The N Line isn't just more powerful than the standard Elantra, but it also possesses multiple handling upgrades. It rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and now features multi-link independent rear suspension plus larger front brake rotors.
Inside, the N Line's cabin looks sportier than the base Elantra. Hyundai includes a Drive Mode Selector system, which enables greater performance from behind the wheel. Other sporty accents include a leather-wrapped perforated steering wheel with metallic spokes, N sport seats with leather bolsters, metallic gear lever, and alloy pedals.
Safety features such as forward collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist, lane following assist, high beam assist (HBA), driver attention warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic assist come standard. Elantra N Line owners also benefit from a Hyundai Digital Key and wireless CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
On the exterior, the Elantra's sculpted rear design looks even more aggressive with an N Line-specific integrated spoiler, chrome twin exhaust, and rear diffuser. N performance parts are available to make the car look even sportier and give owners their own bespoke flavor. Pricing and availability will be revealed at a later date.
Hyundai says it will follow up the Elantra N Line with the Sonata N Line, which will use a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing around 290 hp. A sportier Elantra N with 275 hp is also expected later this year or in early 2021.