2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line: A Choice Entry-Level Sedan
- on August 17, 2020
- Categories: Car Reviews
As we say goodbye to the Hyundai Elantra GT N Line hatchback, we needn’t shed too many tears. One door closes, but another opens, and now we see the brand-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line sedan. The new Elantra N Line is due for release in December 2020, and promises to be a fine addition to the eclectic Hyundai line-up.
The new 2021 Elantra N Line was announced on August 12, and delivers a sleek exterior with new styling points both inside and out. The new N Line will be powered by a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, delivering 201hp and 264Nm of torque.To better handle the extra power, the N Line has been fitted with stiffer suspension, with the rear suspension being upgraded to a 5-link independent setup. This gives the 2021 Elantra N Line nimble handling and an enjoyable drive for both driver and passengers.
The standard Elantra features a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine, which while being larger cannot deliver as much horsepower as the 2021 Elantra N Line. Take the car as either a 6-speed manual or as a 7-speed automatic. Either way, it’s an exciting release that gives the perfect entry-level sedan that beautifully demonstrates the many strengths of this Korean brand.
It’s not all about mechanics, though. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line also features an interior and exterior redesign. On the inside, the N Line has comfortable, dynamic and supportive sports seats with leather insets, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Extra details like alloy pedals and a metal shifter further enhance the contemporary ambience.
Outside, the 2021 Elantra N Line is stylish, angular and aerodynamic. The distinctive grille design, lip spoiler and diffuser all help to make the car seem to pop from every angle. Drivers can also enjoy the stunning 18” N Line alloy wheels with their own unique cut. This also is sure to be a safe sedan thanks to many great ADAS features coming as standard. Examples include, but are not limited to, collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and more.
No precise figures on the new Elantra N Line’s RRP have been released as of yet, but estimates in the US are predicting starting rates to be about US $27,000 (AU$37,300). It’s likely to be popular among previous Elantra admirers, as well as those new to the Hyundai brand and wanting to try out a nimble and stylish Hyundai sedan for themselves. There is still some speculation, however, that some attention may be stolen away from the N Line when Hyundai confirms the release of their new Sonata N Line. It’s thought the Sonata will offer a 2.5L engine option, more appealing for some.
In the meantime, the 2021 Elantra N Line seems to be shaping up nicely for market entry later in the year. Roll on, December.