Hyundai launches new Elantra N Line sedan
Hyundai is expanding its Elantra range with N Line and HEV models that will meet various customer preferences and mobility needs
Elantra N Line’s ‘low and wide’ sporty styling complements its powerful driving performance
The expanded selection will help consolidate Elantra’s position in the compact sedan segment
SEOUL, August 13, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Company today launches the new Elantra N Line. The new model is designed and engineered to deliver more enhanced driving pleasure to the bold new Elantra launched in April. The N Line model, characterized by N-specific design and performance enhancing elements, provides an attractive entry point for Hyundai’s high-performance N-brand range and will expand Elantra’s appeal to a wider range of customers .
Elantra N Line offers a lively driving experience, powered by a 1.6 liter GDI turbo engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) that produces up to 201 horsepower and 195 torque, 2 lb-ft. Hyundai engineers implemented several mechanical upgrades to Elantra’s suspension to increase stiffness for gripping performance, aided by 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension and larger front brake discs. .
Driver-oriented features, such as paddle shifters and the drive mode selector system, provide a racing-inspired experience behind the wheel. Interior design cues including a perforated leather-wrapped N steering wheel with metal spokes, N sport seats with leather overlays, a gear lever with metal accents and leather inserts and alloy pedals complete the package. Elantra’s sporty exterior styling.
N Line design elements complete a dynamic driving experience
The Elantra N Line’s ‘low and wide’ exterior styling and ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme lend a sophisticated sporty feel. Elantra’s cascading grille has a more aggressive look with an N Line badge and an intricate geometric pattern. Arrow shaped air curtains on the lower fairing support aerodynamic performance and engine cooling while giving the model a high performance image.
The Elantra N Line’s sporty side skirts and 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the low, wide aesthetic of the fastback sedan. On the side, the car’s dynamic styling is defined by arrow-shaped folds in the body panels that suggest forward movement. Glossy black moldings on the wheel arches, side mirrors and side skirts add a touch of modern sophistication to the overall appearance.
The Elantra N Line’s fastback profile merges with a sculpted rear, designed to enhance aerodynamic performance and further express the low, wide aesthetic through horizontal lines. The integrated spoiler, chrome dual exhaust and N Line rear diffuser add to the car’s performance-inspired styling.
Hyundai has also launched N Performance Parts for those who want to further customize the Hyundai N Line models to suit their preferences. N performance parts provide a more dynamic driving experience beyond the base model, allowing customers to enjoy the N experience more.
A range of driver assistance, safety and convenience features add to the N experience, including Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance (FCA), Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA), Lane Keeping Assist (LFA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) with rear cross-collision avoidance assistance (RCCA). Additionally, Elantra N Line owners get a Hyundai digital key, wireless CarPlay connection, and Android Auto.
Following the launch of the new Elantra N Line, Hyundai plans to launch Sonata N Line with a 2.5-liter turbocharged GDI engine in 2020 to further expand the N Line range.
New Elantra Hybrid Electric on the way
Elantra Hybrid is expected to go on sale in Korea in the third quarter of 2020; sales to world markets will follow shortly thereafter. This is the first new Elantra Hybrid in 11 years since the Elantra LPI Hybrid launched in 2009.
The Elantra Hybrid is equipped with a 1.6-liter GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. The permanent magnet electric motor will deliver 32 kW, powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with a capacity of 1.32 kWh positioned under the rear seats. The 1.6-liter GDI engine combined with the electric motor of the Elantra Hybrid delivers a total system power of 139 horsepower and up to 195 lb-ft of torque. The high-efficiency electric motor has an electric-only drive mode that provides instant torque at low speeds, with electric assistance available at higher vehicle speeds. The 2021 Elantra Hybrid is expected to have an EPA estimated combined fuel economy rating of over 50 miles per gallon.
“The new Elantra range, with the N Line and HEV variants, will satisfy a wider variety of customers. The N Line model will appeal to customers who prioritize a sporty look and lively driving performance, while the HEV model will appeal to those who prefer high fuel efficiency, ”said Thomas Schemera, executive vice president, head of the business unit. products at Hyundai Motor Group. “The expanded selection will help solidify Elantra’s position in the compact sedan segment.”