We Know What Will Power The Hyundai Elantra N-Line

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The Civic Si better watch out.

Not long after the redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra was revealed, Hyundai teased that it would be releasing a sporty N-Line variant of the car. The teaser showed the car wearing some pretty heavy camouflage but it was clear based on the video that the N-Line would be far more than just a visual upgrade over the standard Elantra. In the standard Elantra, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque going out to the front wheels through an Intelligent Variable Transmission.

We expected the Elantra N-Line to offer a much more powerful engine and now a leaked document from The Korean Car Blog confirms this suspicion. As expected, the N-Line will use the same 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Elantra GT N-Line.

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The document rates the output of the 1.6-liter engine at 204 PS, which translates to 201 horsepower. This is the same amount found in the Kia Forte GT, which posts a 0-60 mph time of around 6.7 seconds, just edging out the Honda Civic Si. As with the Kia, Hyundai will offer either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to the front wheels, unlike the Civic Si which is a strictly-manual machine. We expect the N-Line to also receive larger brakes and suspension upgrades to match the additional power in much the same way as the hatchback Elantra GT does.

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The leaked document mentions that the reveal of the Avante (the name of the Elantra in other markets) N-Line will take place in June, meaning the official debut could be just days away. This could be a reveal for South Korea only, meaning it might be longer before there is a US-specific reveal. When it goes on sale, we expect pricing to be close to the Forte GT, which starts at $22,490. This would make the Elantra N-Line cheaper than the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI which are priced at $25,200 and $26,245, respectively. Given the recent success of Hyundai's N-Line products, the Elantra N Line could be one of the best entry-level enthusiast cars around.

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Source Credits: The Korean Car Blog

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