- 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line gets unique styling details.
- Power will come from a turbo 1.6L four-cylinder engine good for 201 horses.
- All-new interior should feature a slew of advanced driving aids and dual 10.25-inch screens.
The thoroughly redesigned, 2021 Elantra made its world debut online back in March, boasting fresh and angular new sheetmetal, a clean-sheet interior and more available features. It will also be offered with a hybrid powertrain, while the Sport trim level will be replaced with the all-new Hyundai Elantra N Line, which will compete directly with the Honda Civic Si, the Kia Forte GT and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.
This performance-oriented variant will get subtle, yet unique styling details. It will keep the regular Elantra’s upswept headlight clusters, in addition to the textured waterfall grille and creased hoodline. However, in the teaser images released by the Korean brand, we can spot the aggressive front bumper, the unique alloy wheels, the side skirts and the rear bumper diffuser with dual exhaust tips. There’s also a small trunklid spoiler to differentiate the Hyundai Elantra N Line from lesser trim levels.
Inside, we’re expecting a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and bolstered leather-lined sport seats, in addition to red contrast stitching and pinstriping. Uplevel features should include dual-zone climate control, BlueLink remote services, an Infinity sound system, heated and ventilated front seats, lane keep assist, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection as well as adaptive cruise control with traffic stop and go.
Also new in the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line, and in pricier versions of the compact sedan, is a Digital Key function, allowing owners to unlock and start the car using a smartphone and NFC card instead of a traditional keyfob. This sporty variant should also include the two 10.25-inch screens that have been announced during the world debut event.
Under the hood, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N line will receive the brand’s well-known turbocharged, 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, matched to a front-wheel drivetrain and the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters. The car’s handling will obviously be more dynamic, thanks to chassis upgrades and meatier tires.
The new Hyundai Elantra N Line sedan should go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2020, but pricing hasn’t yet been announced.