The 2021 Hyundai Elantra launched earlier in 2020 with the promise from the company that a performance version was on the way. The current lineup for the South Korean sedan consists of gasoline-powered models along with a hybrid variant.
Setting it apart from the rest of the Hyundai Elantra lineup the N Line comes with a more aggressive version of the brand’s signature cascading grille. It also features N Line badging along with a motorsports-inspired air intake. A new set of side skirts can also be found on the new performance-oriented range-topping model along with a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels that are paired with bigger brakes. At the rear, the Elantra N Line gets single twin exhausts and a rear diffuser.
It is important to note that the “N Line” brand of Hyundai only deals with aesthetics while the “N” brand deals with the production of actual performance parts. The N Line sub-brand only adds sportier design elements to the vehicles and further refines the chassis and powertrain.
There are no official specifications with regards to the Hyundai Elantra N Line’s interior, however, we expect it to look similar to that of the regular version of the vehicle. We expect the 10.25-inch infotainment system from the regular vehicle to be present in the more sportier version of the Elantra. This means that the N Line should come with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
No power options were revealed by the South Korean automaker, however, we expect the vehicle to have close to about 200hp to keep it competitive with other vehicles in its segment. The regular Hyundai Elantra currently comes powered by two engine options the first being a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that produces 147hp and 179 Nm of torque while the other is a 1.6-liter hybrid power plant that makes 139hp and 264 Nm of torque. The gas-fed motor comes with a CVT while the hybrid powertrain is paired with a 6-speed DCT.
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra N Line should also be entering the market equipped with the brand’s Smartsense technology. This gives the more aggressive-looking vehicle access to forward collision-avoidance, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane following assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines just to name a few.
While the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line does look good Hyundai Philippines has yet to confirm if even the regular version of the vehicle will be entering the local market. However, we expect it to be only a matter of time until the all-new Elantra makes its way into the local automotive market.