The Hyundai Elantra N Line has finally been unveiled almost 5 months after the latest 7th generation Elantra sedan made its world debut. The sportier version gets visual as well as performance enhancements that distinguish it from the regular Elantra range. The Elantra N Line rivals against the likes of Honda Civic Si and has some decent figures to back its impression.
According to Hyundai’s product chief, Thomas Schemera:
“The new Elantra line-up, with N Line and HEV variants, will satisfy a wider variety of customers. The N Line model will appeal to customers who favor a sporty look and spirited driving performance while the HEV model will appeal to those who prefer high fuel efficiency. The expanded selection will help solidify Elantra’s position in the compact sedan segment.”
Exterior: 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line
In terms of appearance, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line gets lots of blacked-out surfaces, such as the grille, window sills and side mirror caps, as well as redesigned front and rear bumpers. The front bumper gets air curtains to aid engine cooling, whereas the rear bumper comes with an integrated diffuser. A black rear spoiler and twin exhaust exits complete the exterior styling, however Hyundai says its N Performance parts range allow further customizable options.
Inside, there is a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes and paddle shifters, a drive mode selector, N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts, metal foot pedals, and black headlining to differentiate it from the regular Elantra sedan.
Interior: 2021 Elantra N Line
Under the hood, there is a 1.6 liter turbocharged GDI petrol engine that produces 201 hp and 264 Nm of torque with power sent to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Additionally the Elantra N Line features stiffer suspension, larger front brake rotors, multi-link rear suspension and 18-inch wheels.
Like the regular Elantra, the N Line is equipped with Hyundai’s latest driver assist, safety and convenience features including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA).
2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line