It’s only been a month since Hyundai introduced the all-new Elantra online, but it seems the engineers have been busy working on a sportier version of the compact sedan.
The South Korean automaker has announced that a sportier N Line version of the Elantra is currently in the works. This would mark the first time the Elantra will be made available with the N Line trim level.
Hyundai claims the upcoming Elantra N Line will have “refined powertrain/chassis upgrades”. At the moment, however, the automaker has not gone into the specifics of what those upgrades are. Similar to other N Line variants offered by the automaker, expect the Elantra to feature a sportier exterior and interior design.
There are no official photos of the Elantra N Line just yet. Instead, Hyundai has released official teaser photos of the vehicle still covered in camouflage. It’s quite hard to tell what’s different from the N Line variant and the standard model shown during the launch. Simply put, the standard 2020 Elantra already looks aggressive as it is. We’re guessing that the N Line variant will sport a revised front and rear bumper paired with different styled wheels. The automaker might even throw in a ducktail spoiler for more sporting appeal.
To clear things up, this is not a high-performance N model of the Elantra like the i30 N or the Veloster N. Hyundai did mention that the Elantra N Line will have a more powerful turbo engine to give some more performance to match the upgraded chassis. If we were to guess, we expect the Elantra N turbo to have similar performance to the Kia Forte GT turbo.
Hyundai has not announced when the Elantra N Line will be revealed or go on sale.