2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Specs Include Turbo Power, Manual Gearbox

Beverly Braga | Aug 13, 2020

After months of teasing, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line sedan has officially been unwrapped. We covered its initial announcement back in May, but the only detail shared was a snapshot of a fully camouflaged prototype. That news was followed up last month with a full image of the vehicle — but in computer-rendered form. This time around, IRL photographs along with complete details of Hyundai’s latest N Line model have been released.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Sedan Blue Front Quarter Action

The new Elantra N Line sedan is equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that has an output of up to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Note that this is the same engine fitted to both the since discontinued Elantra GT N Line hatchback and the outgoing Elantra Sport sedan. Enthusiasts can rejoice that the Elantra N Line comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). 

To match its peppy engine, the Elantra N Line comes with a stiffer suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, and larger front brake rotors. Paddle shifters for the DCT and a Drive Mode Selector system add to the performance feel. The interior also features enthusiast-inspired details like red contrast stitching, metal accents, leather inserts, and alloy pedals as well as a Hyundai N perforated-leather steering wheel and N sport seats with leather bolsters. 

Completing the package is an aggressive exterior style that evokes stocky yet sporty finesse. Hyundai’s signature cascading grille is given a distinctive sharpness and features an N Line badge. Equally angular lower fascia air curtains assist in aerodynamic performance. The Elantra sedan’s fastback design further tilts toward performance with N Line side skirts, an integrated rear spoiler, a single dual-tip chrome exhaust outlet, and an N Line rear diffuser panel. Gloss black accents in the wheel wells, outside mirrors, and side skirts add a touch of moody sophistication.

Safety is as paramount as performance and the Elantra N Line delivers on that level as well. Hyundai SmartSense driver-assistance technologies include forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, lane-centering assistance, automatic high-beam headlights, a driver attention monitoring system, and blind-spot warning with collision avoidance. 

Other convenience technologies for Elantra N Line owners include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as well as a Hyundai Digital Key that allows you to unlock and start the car using your smartphone.

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line sedan is scheduled to arrive in dealerships this fall and will join the soon-to-launch Sonata N Line and just-upgraded Veloster N as the newest members of Hyundai’s performance family. Pricing for the Elantra N Line should be available soon.

The information in this article is from Hyundai. It was accurate on August 12, 2020 but may have changed since that date.

Explore new car previews
2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Preview
2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Preview
F-Series Super Duty trucks got what they needed for the 2023 model year. Ford announced a more powerful line of heavy-duty trucks with a load of available new tech, great standard safety features, and unique upfits to make the trucks more appropriate for specific industries.
Read the full review
2023 Honda Pilot Preview
2023 Honda Pilot Preview
The fourth-generation 2023 Honda Pilot is about to go on sale, and Honda substantially upgrades it over the popular third-generation model it replaces. Honda will offer the redesigned 2023 Pilot in Sport, EX-L, TrailSport, Touring, and Elite trim levels in December 2022.
Read the full review
2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel Preview
2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel Preview
Ram used the 2022 State Fair of Texas to show off its new 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel, a beefy off-road truck that retains its work-truck capabilities. It brings hardcore off-road upgrades such as an electronic-locking rear differential and a rear limited-slip differential.
Read the full review
Read all articles


Scroll to the top
New Car Preview
Honda CR-V Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Preview
Most Dependable
2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury SUVs
Most Popular
10 Most Popular Midsize SUVs and Crossovers
New Model Update
New for 2019: Dodge
New Car Preview
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB Preview
More related
articles