We like where this is going.
The Hyundai Elantra is one of our favorite small sedans thanks in part to its stunning design. Soon, it will join the Veloster N and the forbidden i30 N by offering a sportier 'N' model. As AMG is to Mercedes and M is to BMW, so N is becoming for Hyundai, but like its German counterparts, Hyundai realizes that there's money to be made, not just from faster versions of existing models like the Elantra, but also in sportier-looking versions of those same cars. Enter the Elantra N-Line. Much like the S-line Audis out there, it appears that this new Korean sedan won't be a performance model, just a prettier one.
As the images above and below show, the Elantra N-Line will take cues from the upcoming Elantra N, a car that looks absolutely stunning and sounds fantastic. Since this will be something of an appearance package, it's not quite as aggressive as the full N car, but it certainly will have the ability to break necks nonetheless.
That stunning front grille is arguably one of the car's best features, but that sharp, full-length taillight design is impressive too. Hyundai says that more customers want to join the N family, but not everyone needs the added performance and some just like style - something this model has in buckets.
The Elantra N-Line will roll on 18-inch wheels which will, interestingly, house bigger brakes, so it's not just about the looks. The mirrors, trim-specific window accents, and side skirts are all painted gloss black while the back end shows off a dual-exit exhaust tip arrangement housed in a faux rear diffuser. A subtle trunk spoiler also finished in gloss black is another nice touch, and the whole car looks like something truly special without being overtly extreme. We really like the look of this car and we hope that the production version will be just as spectacular. However, when that production model will arrive has yet to be confirmed.