The Hyundai Elantra has always been one of those no-nonsense choices when it comes to compact sedans. You get it because it provides comfort, a bit of driving enjoyment, and style. Now, the Korean car company wants to up the driving enjoyment and style factors with the new Elantra N- Line.
From the outside, the mesh grille, lower mesh opening, blacked out mirror caps and side skirts, dual chrome exhaust tips, diffuser, and integrated spoiler tell the world this is a sportier Elantra. Inside, the N Line adds sport seats with leather bolsters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and metallic accents in various parts of the cabin.
Riding on 18-inch alloys supplemented by larger front brakes, the new Elantra gets its power from a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor with 201bhp and 185.2lb-ft of torque. This is essentially the same motor used by its corporate cousin, the Kia Forte GT. It is likewise hooked up to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, just like in the Kia. But the Hyundai also has the option of being paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The N Line model also gets driver assist technologies like forward collision avoidance, lane keeping assist, lane follow assist, driver attention warning, blind spot warning, high beam assist, and rear cross traffic assist. These make the car both sporty and safe at the same time.
Hyundai has not given any details about availability just yet. But we’ll give these to you once we have them.