Hyundai Unveils Its Latest Sports Sedan Elantra N Line
Hyundai Elantra N Line Preview
We just got a preview of what the latest Elantra N Line sports sedan will look like. Hyundai has high hopes for its 7th generation Elantra, and they plan to inject a sporty soul by giving the vehicle the N Line treatment. But please bear in mind, this is not a full N model like the Veloster N.
Some information got released, but we do not know about pricing or specs for the new Elantra N Line. We got a good look at what the vehicle’s appearance will be along with specific design descriptions and what Hyundai was trying to convey with the Elantra N Line. I already drove the 2020 Elantra and it was one of my most favorite compacts due to its street mannerisms.
Hyundai Elantra N Line Exterior
The new Hyundai Elantra N Line will have a low and wide style, of course, because every sporty sedan needs that low and wide look. The front grill will receive the N Line treatment, and motorsport-inspired air intake will come fitted to the new Elantra N Line.
Expect to see further design cues like an N Line side skirt with plenty of badges. Much of the design cues like side mirrors, window accents, and side skirts will be finished in gloss black because gloss black is sportier than chrome. The new Elantra N Line will be rocking 18“ wheels, which will help it ride much better than some ridiculous 19s or 20s. With these 18” wheels, larger brakes will also come fitted, and this will further emphasize a sporty aesthetic. All good stuff for sure.
Hyundai also mentions that the Elantra N Line will have the signature red accents inside and out to give it that added bit of flair that any sports sedan would require. The car certainly does look aggressive from the pictures, and I quite like the rear diffuser and the tasteful exhaust tips at the rear. This Elantra is a handsome looking machine.
Hyundai Elantra N Line Conclusions
Hyundai wants the new Elantra N Line to be a vehicle that gets people excited about the brand and makes a great first impression for someone looking to get into a Hyundai performance car for the first time. We have no information if Hyundai will create a full-blown N model for the 7th generation Elantra, but I think the N Line will be satisfactory for street driving.
Practical pleasures on the street are a goal with Hyundai and its N line, so I believe this a welcome addition to Hyundai’s fleet for people looking for a fun new daily driver. I respect Hyundai’s commitment to fun, affordable performance cars for the masses.
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Kevin Meyn is an automotive journalist for Torque News concentrating on Hyundai content. Kevin is the founder of Exhaust Sports Auto Youtube channel, where he does professional car reviews on new and used vehicles. Through the use of various resources and extended Automotive expertise, Kevin documents the latest in automotive news revolving around Hyundai. Kevin graduated from NC State University studying Supply Chain Management but has had a passion for cars since he was a child. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram @exhaustsports.