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2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line aims for fun at $25,095

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line aims for fun at $25,095

The revamped 2021 Hyundai Elantra didn’t wait long to out its wild side.

On Thursday, Hyundai let loose its upcoming Honda Civic Si fighter will cost $25,095 including destination when it goes on sale in December. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line will offer a 1.6-liter turbo-4 under the hood that makes 201 horsepower and 195.2 pound-feet of torque, according to the automaker. (Ed’s note: Oddly specific, we know.)

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

Almost as important, the 2021 Elantra N Line will be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic as an option, to drive the front wheels only.

The Elantra N Line sets in its sights the Honda Civic Si—currently the gold standard in sporty compact sedans—that makes 205 hp and 192 lb-ft from its 1.5-liter turbo-4. Also in Hyundai’s cross hairs: The Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

The tale of the tape for the 2021 Elantra N Line reveals few differences from the outgoing Elantra Sport, which the N Line sedan replaces. Like the 2021 Elantra N Line, the Elantra Sport was powered by a 1.6-liter turbo-4 that made 201 hp and 195 lb-ft. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic was included in the Elantra Sport, although a 6-speed manual was available for a short time.

The Elantra N Line promises more handling upgrades including a stiffer suspension, a new look, bigger wheels, and larger front rotors. Like the Elantra Sport, the Elantra N Line upgrades the rear suspension to a five-link independent setup. Hyundai stopped short of specifying any performance figures but said N Line performance upgrades would be available—perhaps even in the U.S.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line

Sport seats with leather inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, metal shifter, and alloy pedals round out the interior changes.

READ MORE: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1127497_2021-hyundai-elantra-n-line-review-price-photos-specs-info

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