Hyundai has confirmed it will apply the sporty N Line moniker to its all-new Elantra sedan, which upon its Australian arrival later this year will be renamed ‘i30 Sedan’.
Official ‘spy shots’ were released by the Korean brand showing the sporty four-door dressed in swirly camouflage, ahead of its full unveiling in the coming months.
The company hasn’t confirmed what will sit under the bonnet of the i30 N Line sedan, merely stating it will feature “a turbocharged engine”.
Logic suggests it’ll be the same 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder as the related i30 N Line hatch, which sends 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque to the front wheels through a choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearboxes.
Expect a 0-100km/h sprint time in the low seven-second bracket – a vast performance improvement over the circa-10-second time offered by the 109kW/179Nm 2.0-litre petrol that tops the current range.
A raft of “chassis upgrades” are promised under the skin, likely including lower, firmer springs and dampers, multi-link independent rear suspension, larger sports brakes and retuned steering and stability control systems.
The only visual differences of note on the camouflaged N Line (pictured) compared to regular i30 Sedan models are dual exhaust tips and larger alloy wheels, though expect to see features such as a honeycomb grille pattern, restyled bumpers and a subtle rear spoiler on the production model.
No photos were revealed of the sporty sedan’s interior, though if current Hyundai N Line models are any guide, expect an N-branded steering wheel and shifter, red stitching and metallic pedals.
The 2021 Hyundai i30 N Line Sedan is expected to make its public debut in the coming months, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Stay tuned to Redline for the full reveal.