Full engine details of Hyundai’s upcoming i30 Sedan N-Line – aka Elantra N-Line in the US or Avante N-Line in South Korea – have emerged online ahead of the model’s official debut in the coming weeks.
A filing on the Road Vehicle Certification System (RVCS) – a government database detaling all vehicles certified for compliance with Australian Design Rules (ADR) standards – confirms the hot sedan will feature the same 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Hyundai i30 N-Line hatch and Veloster Turbo asymmetrical coupe.
Power output is unchanged from the engine’s other performance-oriented applications at 150kW (204 PS) at 6000rpm, with torque expected to be rated at 265Nm (195 lb-ft).
Despite its identical outputs, the displacement of the 1.6-litre motor in the 2021 car has increased slightly compared to the 2020 model, at 1598cc (up from 1591cc).
Drive is sent to the front wheels through a choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
Tare weight for the three-pedal i30 Sedan N-Line is pegged at 1327kg, increasing to 1357kg for the twin-clutch auto. Those figures tip in 63kg and 58kg lighter for the manual and automatic respectively than the outgoing Elantra Sport, which offered the same choice of gearboxes (though its DCT weighed 5kg less).
Stopping power will be handled by larger disc brakes than the standard model, measuring 305mm in diameter up front and 284mm at the rear. Widths are listed by RVCS as 25mm and 10mm for the front and rear respectively.
The bigger discs hide behind 18-inch alloy wheels – which RVCS indicates will be standard-fit on Australian-delivered models – wrapped in 235mm, 40-profile sports tyres.
Dimensionally, the Hyundai i30 Sedan (Elantra) N-Line is identical to lesser models in the range – which in Australia will be powered exclusively by a 117kW (159 PS), 2.0-litre four-cylinder – bar a 25mm increase in overall length thanks to longer bumpers.
Interestingly, RVCS quotes the N-Line’s ground clearance as unchanged from the standard model’s 140mm figure, suggesting a lower ride height won’t feature on the performance sedan’s expected roster of chassis changes.
As previewed by a set of official renderings released by Hyundai earlier this month, the i30 Sedan/Elantra N-Line will wear a sportier bodykit compared to the standard car, consisting of more aggressive bumpers, dual exhaust tips, a sporty rear diffuser and a black rear lip spoiler.
Further confirmed exterior revisions include gloss black side skirts, mirror caps and window trim, while changes inside the cabin are expected to include of sports seats, red contrast stitching and plenty of N-Line badging.
For a taste of how the i30 Sedan N-Line will look in brighter colours than the grey hue pictured in the renderings, see Redline‘s exclusive renders pictured throughout this story.
The 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan (Elantra) N-Line is expected to debut in full in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to Redline for the official unveiling.