Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hyundai Sets Its Sights on the Civic Si with the 201-Horsepower 2021 Elantra N Line


The newest addition to the 2021 Elantra line-up brings the model’s first-ever N Line model. Designed and engineered to deliver more enhanced driving fun, the Elantra N Line serves as an entry-point to Hyundai’s high-performance N Brand line-up while also expanding its appeal to a wider audience.

The Elantra N Line delivers a Honda Civic Si rivaling performance thanks to its 1.6-liter GDI turbo engine delivering 201 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque. It comes with a choice between a 6-speed stick shift or a 7-speed dual clutch.



In addition, Hyundai engineers implemented several mechanical improvements to Elantra’s suspension to increase stiffness for a gripping performance, aided by 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension and larger front brake rotors.

Inside, the Hyundai Elantra N Line gets driver-oriented features such as paddle shifters and Drive Mode Selector system, enable a racing-inspired experience behind the wheel. Interior design elements, including a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes, N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts, and alloy pedals, complement Elantra’s sporty exterior styling.



Elantra N Line’s ‘low and wide’ exterior styling and ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme gets aggressive with the N Line badge and arrow-shaped air curtains to aid aero performance and engine cooling. Twin exhausts and a new rear diffuser complete the performance look while gloss black molding on the wheel wells, side-view mirrors, and side skirts provide a touch of modern sophistication to the overall appearance.

Following the launch of the new Elantra N Line, Hyundai plans to launch Sonata N Line with 2.5-liter turbocharged GDI engine in 2020 to further expand the N Line lineup.

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