Hyundai gives us a sneak peek at the Elantra N Line
If you’re not aware of Hyundai’s ‘N Line’ cars, they’re similar to BMW’s M Sport trim or Mercedes-Benz’s AMG Line — almost all the show, without much of the go. Don’t mistake that for criticism, it's great for car companies to provide these models, often with more powerful engines, for enthusiasts who don’t want to shell out the money to buy the full blown performance versions. The Hyundai Elantra N Line gets a sporty body kit, bigger rims and a sprinkling of N Line badging, this also marks the first time the Elantra lineup has had an N Line trim.
The biggest changes to the Elantra N Line include a different iteration of Hyundai’s cascading grille up front which also features an N Line badge and more aggressive air intakes, lending it a more snarly face. Down the side sit bolder skirts and 18-inch rims which are filled in by larger brakes. The twin exhausts are both placed on the right side, sitting above a faux diffuser.
“Elantra N Line offers a more aggressive design that incorporates N Line’s signature red accents inside and out at an attractive price,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Head of Product Division, Hyundai Motor Group. “This will definitely satisfy those who are looking to join the Hyundai N community.”
The changes to the Elantra N Line work really well with the already swanky styling of the standard Elantra. While no pictures of the interior have been released yet, expect the sporty touches to continue there too, with a splattering of red accents and some N Line badges. There’s been no information on what’s powering the Elantra N Line, but if the recent trend of Hyundai’s cars is anything to go by, expect there to be a potent turbo-petrol engine under the hood. We don’t expect the Elantra N Line to come to India anytime soon, especially since the company is yet to confirm when the standard version of the seventh-gen Elantra will come to our shores.