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News Hyundai “N Line” Launched in Canada

Hyundai “N Line” Launched in Canada

Hyundai’s decided to apply a formula to its brand that has proven to be very successful in the past for other manufacturers.

By launching the already much-loved Veloster N in the last year, Hyundai created its own performance sub-brand and with it, created a trim. Think real AMG cars, and AMG-badged car, same for actual “M” cars and M-badged cars.

The first car to get an “N” package upgrade in Canada will be the Elantra GT. In other markets, the i30 N is an official N car complete with a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-litre engine and more like the Veloster N here. In fact, Hyundai Canada hesitated on the Veloster when discussions were being held about which car to bring to market. The i30, or the Elantra, has greater appeal than the Veloster but I believe a motivating factor behind the final decision was production allowances.

Back to the news at hand. The new Elantra GT N Line becomes the top-line Elantra GT, replacing the Sport trim and brings with it a bespoke leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, N line sport seats and specific interior trimmings.

On the outside, the Elantra GT N Line sports unique 18-inch wheels, a more aggressive front fascia and some aero bits. Mechanically, the car’s chassis is tuned with firmer mounts, stiffer springs, revised anti-roll bars and dampers. With the turbocharged 201-horsepower 1.6-litre engine, this one might be a hoot to drive.

The 6-speed manual Elantra GT N Line starts at $27,199. The Ultimate with the 7-speed DCT goes for $30,699.

Fun fact, the N Line Hyundai products are not yet confirmed in the US.

2019 Hyundai Veloster N First Drive

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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