There will be three purist N cars and four N Line models.
Hyundai’s sporty aspirations are no secret. The South Korean automaker already has a hot hatch à la Veloster N and we also know that a Sonata N Line is ready to take the fight to the Honda Accord Sport and the Toyota Camry TRD. Now Hyundai has teased the Elantra N in all its camouflaged glory and announced that Hyundai plans to have no less than seven N and N Line cars in its lineup in the near future.
The focus will likely be on the Elantra N which, unlike the Elantra N Line looks like a true-blue hot sedan. Its inclinations are evident in the design as the front air intakes seem much larger and the front seems lower and slightly more chiseled. It also sports a rear spoiler and dual exhausts, unmistakable signs of a sporty car.
Details remain elusive but the upcoming Elantra N could be powered by the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged mill making 275 hp and a similar number in torque. It will either pair with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or hopefully, with a six-speed manual box. 275 hp might not sound like much, but to be fair to Hyundai, the 2021 Elantra is far from a bulky vehicle and we think the power to weight ratio might even be better than the competition.
Hyundai also teased the Tucson N Line which will be a warmer version of the new 2022 Hyundai Tucson set to arrive on the shores North America by Spring of 2021. As for the other models, with the Sonata N Line also accounted for, that leaves one new N and one new N Line model which will debut in the coming months. But for now, we wait for the Elantra N.
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