Hyundai is expanding its N brand and has teased the forthcoming Elantra N Line sedan.
Korean brand Hyundai is keen to push its N and N Line performance arms. The i30 N has been well received as has the Veloster N. We know Hyundai is about to reveal the Kona N, as well as a mid-engined hardcore Veloster N. There's also a facelifted i30 N Line that was teased not so long ago and the compact i10 is getting a sporty kit too. The freshly-revealed i20 is getting a full-blown N model to take on the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI, and we have spyshots. The appeal has been broadened by the introduction of a dual-clutch transmission for those wanting ease of use.
Hyundai launched new versions of the Elantra and Sonata recently, but its the Elantra which is getting the sporty kit. It will be the first time N Line trim will be available on the Elantra and while it isn't a fully-fledged hardcore N model, Hyundai is promising chassis upgrades and a turbocharged engine paired with a sporty design. In the teaser video, you can see the test driver making use of the sporty steering-wheel shift paddles and there's a bit of a sporty noise to it too.
Watch this space as Hyundai pushes the N brand hard over the next few years.