The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra sedan isn’t here yet but the automaker is already tempting us with more to come.
Last week, Hyundai released images of its Elantra N Line sedan that amps up the small car’s newfound angular shape.
The Elantra N Line isn’t meant to be confused with the full-fat, high-performance N versions that Hyundai offers—although one of those may be on the way.
Instead, the 2021 Elantra N Line looks the part with a lower nose, bigger intakes, and brash 18-inch wheels. Hyundai said the Elantra N Line will have bigger brakes than the Elantra, but didn’t say if they will arrest a more powerful sedan. That’s because the new 2021 Elantra will be powered by a relatively pedestrian 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 147 horsepower and a continuously variable automatic transmission.
In addition to a new nose, grille, and bigger 18-inch wheels, the Elantra N Line sports side skirts and a dual-tipped exhaust in back. All Elantras are longer, lower, and wider than the 2020 versions they’ll replace, and the small sedans borrows liberally from the Sonata mid-size sedan, which was new for 2020.
Inside, twin 10.3-inch screens for information and infotainment are available, although an 8.0-inch touchscreen will be more common. Hyundai didn’t say what’s inside the Elantra N Line nor how much it will cost when it goes on sale.
The new 2021 Elantra should arrive by the end of this year.