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.
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.