Hyundai has plans to launch the N-Line variant of the seventh-generation Elantra. The performance model will carry subtle cosmetic updates along with, of course, a more powerful motor
A few weeks ago, Hyundai Motor Company revealed the new-gen Elantra with a host of exterior and interior changes. The seventh-gen model is expected to hit the Indian market by the second-half of next year. Currently, the premium sedan is being retailed in the South Korean market and the carmaker has already revealed the prices as well as initiated the pre-booking program for the new car. The all-new Hyundai Elantra derives power from a 1.6-litre GDI Atkinson-cycle four-pot gasoline engine along with a permanent-magnet 32 kW electric motor and a Li-ion-polymer battery pack, which puts out a combined 139bhp of peak power and 264 Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties are done by a 6-speed DCT.
The performance-badged sedan is expected to launch by the end of 2020
The automaker has also planned to introduce the N line trim of the car by the end of this year. The upcoming performance sedan will be named as Hyundai Elantra N and here are some renderings to give you an idea about the final production model. The carmaker is quite popular around the world for its performance N-Line variants. The new N-line sedan will replace the Avante Sport and will carry a sportier design language. The performance sedan is expected to be propelled by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit, which belts out 275bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are expected to be done by a 6-speed MT or an 8-speed DCT.
In our market, Hyundai Elantra N-Line will compete with the Skoda Octavia RS
The renderings show a low slung iteration of the new-gen Hyundai Elantra with several aggressive styling updates. Outside, the sedan features a wide grille with N badge, sharp LED headlamps with DRLs, blacked-out side mirrors, piano black sporty looking alloy wheels and red-painted brake callipers. Inside, the sedan will get contrasting red stitching on the dashboard, sports seat, aluminium pedals and much more. If this car ever comes to India, it will directly rival the likes of Skoda Octavia RS.
Source: Korean Car Blog