Set to take showrooms by storm, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line has been designed to replace the Elantra Sport—boasting the same power as the outgoing model, but adding some impressive handling upgrades and a sleek new look.
With Hyundai promising an attractive price point on this N Line release, the South Korean automaker is making a serious bid to nab buyers from sporty compact sedan rivals—most notably the frontrunning Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI.
Prospects are looking good from early buzz, with reviewers doling out some sweet praise on the N Line. What do aspiring auto mechanics need to know about this model? Let’s take a closer peek at the ins and out of the upcoming Hyundai sports compact.
What Should Automotive School Students Know About the Powertrain?
For those who spring for the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N, they get to choose between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed double-clutch automatic to power the N Line’s front wheels. Either option packs a 1.6 litre turbo 4, boosting a hefty 201 hp and 195.2 lb-feet of torque.
Anyone with an auto mechanic training background is sure to appreciate upgrades on the N Line. This time around, that include five-link independent setup rear suspension, stiffer suspension tuning, and larger front brake rotors for better balance and control. Drivers should be on the lookout for performance upgrades as well, promised by the automaker to be available at the time of the Elantra N Line’s release.
What Will Drivers Like About the Styling?
Hyundai impresses with its tip-of-the-hat to the performance-oriented driver, with an interior styling that includes a sleek leather-wrapped steering wheel, sports seats with leather inserts, and plenty of sophisticated metallic hints. Other cool features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with Hyundai’s Digital Key hooking up access through the driver’s smartphone.
If you’re a student of automotive school, you’re likely to be struck by the sporty “Parametric Dynamics” exterior on the N Line, which reviewers have described as looking “athletic”, “aggressive,” and “freaking good!” The Elantra N Line’s fastback profile and low-slung build reflects its sports compact loyalties, finished off for true performance-fans with chunky 18-inch alloys, chrome twin exhaust pipes, an N Line rear diffuser, modified grille, and a side profile accented with loads of head-turning gloss black features.
What Safety Features Can Buyers Look out For?
Hyundai’s engineers have given some earnest thought to safety features on the Elantra N Line, with auto emergency braking, lane keeping, and lane follow assist topping the list. Rear cross-traffic warning, blind spot warning, and auto high-beams will also be included.
In its move to put Honda and Volkswagen on the ropes with this release, it’s likely that Hyundai will stick to an attractively low price-point on the Elantra N Line similar to the Elantra Sport it replaces—guaranteeing a tight race next year between the top sellers in this niche.
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