For the exterior styling, the Elantra N Line adopts the ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme with a geometric pattern for the cascading grille, while the sporty front bumper features arrow-shaped air curtains. Adding to the oomph factor are the elements finished in gloss black such as the intake surrounds, mirror caps, window lining and side skirts. At the rear, there’s a subtle, integrated boot lid spoiler and a diffuser-like insert that houses twin exhaust pipes. The hot sedan rides on unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and the brake rotors are larger too.
Things look fairly sporty inside with N sport seats with leather bolsters, red contrast stitching, tastefully applied red accents, and red graphics on the optional digital instrument cluster. The photos here also showcase the analogue cluster with red accents.
The rest of the features including an array of safety and driver assistance systems have been carried over from the regular Elantra.
As for the suspension, Hyundai just said that there’s an increase in stiffness “for a gripping performance”.
As expected, the Elantra N Line Sedan is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Elantra GT N Line hatchback. The output figures are the same as well with 150 kW (204 hp) and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft) torque. The gearbox can be a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.
Hyundai said that the new Elantra N Line launch will be followed by the Sonata N Line at a later date with a 2.5L turbocharged petrol engine.