Hyundai is launching the new Elantra N Line today. The model has been designed and built to bring even more driving pleasure to the model released at the beginning of the year. With its typical N-series design and performance-enhancing features, the N Line version is an attractive addition to the N sports range.
Hyundai Elantra N Line
Hyundai Elantra N Line delivers an exhilarating driving experience with a 1.6 T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), 201 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque. Hyundai engineers made several mechanical upgrades to the Elantra's suspension to improve stiffness and traction, and used 18-inch alloy wheels, an independent multi-link rear suspension, and larger front brake discs.
Equipment features such as paddle shifters and drive mode selector provide a truly sporty driving experience. Interior design cues, including a leather-wrapped perforated N-branded steering wheel, leather-wrapped N sports seats, metal-leather shifter and aluminum pedal caps, complete the Elantra's sporty look.
N Line design elements complement the dynamic driving experience.
The Elantra N Line's low and wide body, inspired by the Parametric Dynamics theme, gives it a refined and sporty character. The Elantra's cascading grille takes on a more aggressive look with N Line badging and an intricate geometric pattern. Sporty swept air intakes in the lower front contribute to aerodynamics and engine cooling.
N Line side skirts and 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the sedan's low and wide stance. On the side, the dynamic fastback body line is accentuated by swept-back creases on the body panels, giving the impression of forward movement. Glossy black moldings on the wheel arches, door mirrors and door sills give the car a contemporary sophistication.
The Elantry N Line profile flows into the sculpted rear end, designed to improve aerodynamics and emphasize a low and wide silhouette further accentuated by horizontal lines. An integrated spoiler, chrome tailpipes and an N Line rear diffuser also add to the sporty look.
Hyundai has also introduced N Performance Parts for those who want to further customize N Line models to their own preferences. N Performance Parts make driving sportier than base models, allowing customers to experience more of the driving pleasure offered by N models.
There are also a number of driver assistance, safety and comfort features including Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Keeping Assist (LFA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Attention Assist driver (DAW). and Active Blind Spot Monitor (BCA) with Rear Collision Avoidance System (RCCA). In addition, Elantra N Line owners will receive a Hyundai digital key and wireless connectivity to Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Following the launch of the new Elantra N Line, Hyundai plans to introduce the 2.5 T-GDI GDI petrol-powered Sonata N Line in 2020 to further expand the N Line range.
New Elantra Hybrid Coming
The new Elantra Hybrid is expected to go on sale in Korea in the third quarter of 2020, with other global markets shortly thereafter. The new Elantra Hybrid comes 11 years after the launch of the Elantra LPI Hybrid. Introduced in 2009, the Model of the Year was the first production hybrid car to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
The Elantra Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter Atkinson cycle GDI four-cylinder engine. The 32 kW permanent magnet electric motor is powered by a 1.32 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery located under the rear seats. The 1.6 GDI engine paired with an electric motor in the Elantra Hybrid delivers a total of 141 horsepower and up to 265 Nm of torque. The high-performance electric motor provides pure electric propulsion, delivers constant torque at low speeds and supports the combustion engine at higher speeds. Estimated fuel consumption, according to the EPA, for the Elantra Hybrid model will be more than 50 mpg.
“The new Elantra with N Line and Hybrid versions will satisfy a wider range of customers. The N Line will appeal to buyers who prefer a sporty look and dynamic ride, while the Elantra Hybrid will appeal to those who especially appreciate low fuel consumption. A wider range of options will help solidify the Elantra's position in the compact sedan segment." This was stated by Thomas Shemera, executive vice president and head of product division of Hyundai Motor Group.
※ Editor's note: N Performance parts are currently only available in Korea. Vehicle specifications and features shown in this press release may vary by country/region.
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