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.