Elantra N Line Sedan Next Step for Hyundai Performance
As they promised, Hyundai is expanding its sports and performance lineup with the addition of the new Elantra N Line sedan. The brand says the more agressive Elantra N Line four-door is designed and engineered to deliver more enhanced driving fun to the compact sedan series that launched in April. The N Line model, characterized by N specific design and performance-enhancing elements, offers an attractive entry point to the Hyundai’s high-performance N Brand lineup and will widen Elantra’s appeal to a broader range of customers. Elantra N Line sedan should certainly deliver a more sporting driving experience, being fitted with a 1.6-liter GDI turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft torque, a significant boost from the 147 horsepower 2.0-liter that is standard in the Elantra. Moreover, it comes with a standard six-speed manual, or optional seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission. Hyundai engineers implemented several mechanical improvements to Elantra’s suspension to increase stiffness for a gripping performance, aided by 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension and larger front brake rotors. Driver-oriented features, such as paddle shifters and Drive Mode Selector system, enable a racing-inspired experience behind the wheel. Interior design elements, including a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes, N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts, and alloy pedals, complement Elantra’s sporty exterior styling. The 2021 Elantra N Line sedan joins the Elantra GT N Line hatchback, and nearly track ready Velsoter N hatchback. Look for the affordable Elantra N Line sedan to arrive at dealers this fall.