- hyundai has announced that the 2021 elantra compact sedan will be getting a sportier n line model that will replace the elantra sport.
- we expect that it'll be powered by a more powerful turbocharged engine, perhaps hyundai's turbo 1.6-liter four cylinder, and a manual transmission could be available.
- the elantra n line is expected to start around $27,000 to compete with the honda civic si and the volkswagen jetta gli.
hyundai's recently revealed 2021 elantra compact sedan will be getting an n line variant, much like its sonata mid-size sedan sibling is getting, to join the existing elantra gt n line hatchback. hyundai's n line models feature n-specific design elements along with performance upgrades but aren't as hard-hitting as its n models, such as the veloster n.
the new elantra is 2.2 inches longer, 1 inch wider, and has an 0.8-inch-longer wheelbase compared to the previous model. thankfully, the n line will keep the new model's aggressive styling such as the angular side surfacing and the modernized headlights and taillights, but it also gets larger alloy wheels and a lowered sport suspension along with other chassis upgrades.
the standard powertrain on the 2020 elantra is a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (cvt). the elantra n line could fix the standard car's unexciting powertrain by using a more powerful turbocharged engine, presumably a turbo 1.6-liter inline four with around 200 horsepower. a manual transmission could be offered, too, we hope.
the 2021 elantra will go on sale in the u.s. later this year, so we expect to see the n line model follow shortly after. we anticipate that the new elantra will start at around $20,000, so expect the n line to cost close to $27,000 to compete with the likes of the honda civic si and volkswagen jetta gli.