Hyundai unveils its new warm sedan, dropping the Elantra Sport name (and Elantra SR before it) to announce the first i30 Sedan N Line.
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UPDATE, July 20: Details on the new i30 Sedan N Line's drivetrain have surfaced on a public Australian government database. There are no surprises, but it at least confirms what we can expect. Details added to story below.


July 8: If you found the new 2021 i30 Sedan (the renamed 2021 Hyundai Elantra) a polarising proposition, how about this: the i30 Sedan N Line.

Although it's still to be given a proper unveiling with all angles and key details, these renderings offer the first official look at the model other regions will know as the Elantra N Line.

As with its regular sibling – revealed in March with the revelation of a rebranding into the i30 family – the i30 Sedan N Line will focus on edgy styling with aggressively sharp lines carved through the bodywork.

Unique N Line styling features stand out on the front and rear bumpers, with 18-inch alloy wheels filling the guards and a decent pair of exhaust tips poking out the rear.

Mechanical details are still to come, but we expect the i30 Sedan N Line to utilise the same 150kW, 265Nm turbo petrol four-cylinder engine that drives the i30 N Line hatch.

The hatch can also be had in both seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and six-speed manual forms, and the previous Elantra SR and Elantra Sport models have both been offered with this same combination.


UPDATE, July 20: A listing in the Australian government's Road Vehicle Certification System database confirms the anticipated 150kW output, along with six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

The i30 Sedan N Line will roll on 18-inch wheels, with 304mm front and 284mm rear brake discs. (CarAdvice thanks reader and contributor Alex for the tip.)


A full-bottle i30 N sedan (Elantra N) has also been spied testing, and we expect to learn more about that hero in the coming weeks or months. This model would join the existing i30 N hatch and i30 Fastback N liftback models.

As for the regular i30 Sedan, you can read our earlier unveiling story here and watch for its Australian launch to occur in the fourth quarter of 2020.


Below: the regular new i30 Sedan


Below: the current Elantra Sport


Below: the previous Elantra SR

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