New Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Is The Closest You’ll Get To An i30N In The USA

Hyundai has introduced the new Elantra GT ‘N Line’ at the Detroit Auto Show, marking the debut of the brand’s new sporty trim in the U.S. market.

The new Hyundai Elantra GT N Line replaces the outgoing Elantra GT Sport in the range, featuring sporty design elements, as well as some juicy powertrain and chassis upgrades.

Visual changes are inspired directly from the not-available-in-the-US i30N and include a lower front spoiler for better aerodynamic efficiency, a silver N treatment for the front grille, blacked out door mirrors with turn signals, 18-inch alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber and a unique rear bumper.

The cabin is similarly updated with a unique three-spoke steering wheel, N Line leather seats and gear shift with metal accents, a sportier instrument cluster and plenty of red stitching and accents all around. The seats are also heated and feature power lumbar support, as well as extendable seat cushions.

But the most important upgrades are the ones hiding in the chassis. Hyundai says the new Elantra GT N Line comes with stiffer mounts for the engine and transmission, different stability bars front and rear, retuned shocks accompanied with stiffer springs, recalibrated steering and more. The brake rotors are also bigger in diameter.

The turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine remains the same, still producing a respectable 201hp and 195lb-ft of torque. Hyundai will offer the option between a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to Elantra GT N Line customers.

Pricing for the new Hyundai Elantra GT N Line starts from $24.185 (including a $885 freight charge) for the manual model and from $25,285 (again, with freight charge) for the dual-clutch automatic.

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  • Bash

    Every where I read, and with everyone I talk to within my social circle, and including all the discussion forums and car sites I’m participate in. See in all that I hear and know people in the US that love to have the i30N in the US. So where the heck does Hyundai get there news from that they don’t friggin bring it here!!

    • Jason Miller

      Because the Veloster is their hot hatch in the states. Just how they want it to be.

      • Bash

        Yes yes, the one with three doors that no one likes likes! How stupid is that!

      • Christian

        To be fair… You can get both in europe

        • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

          The i30 is build in europe maybe thats why it doesnt been sold in the USA, in europe the 275 hp i30N performance cost 33000 euros in the cheapest markerts, i dont think a i30 for 37000 dollar would sell very vell.

        • Jason Miller

          You can’t even get the i30 N in Korea of all places. It’s just how they choose to market their cars.

    • Christian

      Comes with a manuel… nuff said… Please don’t call me Chris…

      • Bash

        Who’s Manuel? Oh you mean manual. I’ll call you Chris.

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    Need a santa fe N line

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