This is the first time Hyundai has come up with an N Line version of the Elantra. For the uninitiated, an N Line version is not a full-blown N model. Somewhat similar to BMW's M Performance models, Hyundai’s N Line cars are a step up from the standard car in terms of styling and performance, but are not as extreme as full-fledged N models. We got a glimpse of it in the teasers and official renders released earlier in the year, and now, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line has finally been revealed in full. We are sure they will launch Hyundai cars in Nepal in coming months.
Given the already-aggressive and in-your-face design of the standard new-gen Elantra, Hyundai had to make just a few changes to add more visual punch for the N Line model. Unique to the Elantra N Line are a blacked-out grille with an N Line badge, arrow-shaped air intakes, a gloss black finish for the ORVMs and side skirts, 18-inch dual-tone alloys, a subtle faux rear diffuser and chrome-finished twin tailpipes.
On the inside, the Elantra N Line gets N sport seats and steering, contrast red stitching for the leather upholstery, memory function for the driver’s seat, an electronic parking brake, alloy pedals and a drive mode selector. There’s a 10.25-inch screen for the instrument display, and a second, similarly-sized screen for the infotainment system, with lower-spec models getting a smaller 8.0-inch infotainment screen and an instrument cluster combining sporty analogue dials with a 4.2 inch LCD display. A Digital Key function – which enables owners to unlock the car using their smartphone – is also on offer.
The big difference with the Hyundai Elantra N Line is under the hood. Powering it is a 1.6-litre Smartstream turbo-petrol engine that produces 204hp and 265Nm of torque. In what will be welcome news for enthusiasts, gearbox options include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddleshifters. Additionally, Hyundai has also equipped the Elantra N Line with a stiffer suspension and larger front brake discs, and there will also be an N performance parts catalogue with more options for those who’d want to further customise the Elantra N Line. Stay tune with us for more auto news in Nepal. Think the Elantra N Line would be the ideal candidate for Hyundai to introduce the N sub-brand to Nepal.