As you learn not too long ago, the previous Hyundai Elantra Sport has changed into the Elantra N Line for the 2021 mannequin 12 months. Whereas the warmed-up model of the redesigned compact sedan has the identical powertrain as earlier than, there may be extra warmth on the horizon.
The provider of that additional oomph may be seen on spy images which might be circulating on the internet right this moment, exhibiting a effectively camouflaged (and effectively spoiled) Elantra speculated to put on the N badge.
A sequence of all-angle photos appeared Autoblog Tuesday.
In distinction to the N-Line, which will get by with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that develops 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque (fortunately linked to a six-speed handbook transmission that has disappeared for the 2020 mannequin 12 months), the motivator of the Elantra N mysterious. It might simply pay money for the Veloster N’s 2.0-liter turbo, which makes 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft within the energy package deal (which is able to grow to be the usual package for 2021).
Or possibly there are plans to benefit from the Sonata N Line’s anticipated 2.5-liter turbo, which provides 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft to the automobile’s energy. Such an engine within the usually quiet Elantra is tough to think about, however it’s a chance.
On condition that the Elantra N has the identical 19-inch wheels because the Veloster N in these photos, our cash is on the sooner alternative. A six-speed handbook gearbox and an eight-speed twin clutch automated ought to spherical off the gearbox choice.
Whereas the entrance finish of this sedan stays closely obscured, passers-by can be acquainted with an Elantra N blown by way of the automobile’s facet skirts and reasonably giant rear wing, which fortunately would not take the surpluses of its rival, the Honda Civic Kind R. Gaping tailpipes almost certainly will Not emit delicate noises and additional distinguish this automobile from its commuter colleagues.
A begin date for this automobile shouldn’t be but recognized.