By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com / Photos Hyundai Motor America
For 2019, complementing the performance of Elantra GT is the new Hyundai Elantra GT N Line trim. N Line trims add sporty design elements and refined powertrain and chassis upgrades to existing Hyundai products.
With clean proportions, flowing character lines, the new GT N Line imbues class and sophistication; The Elantra GT N Line takes eye-catching design elements directly from the i30 N. At the front, the Elantra GT N Line has a lower front spoiler for increased aerodynamic efficiency and a unique N Line version of Hyundai’s Cascading Grille with a distinctive silver character line. At the side, blacked outside mirrors with turn signals, N Line badging, N Line 18-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/40 R18 summer tires change the profile of the car. At the rear, the unique bumper fascia further accentuates the N theme.
Aside from great available appointments inside, like alloy pedals and dual zone climate control, the Elantra GT N Line is available with conveniences like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless smartphone charging.
The N Line sports seats feature heated leather seating surfaces, N logos and red contrast stitching and side bolsters. They also keep the driver comfortable with power lumbar support and extendable seat cushions.
Available on the 2019 Elantra N Line is Hyundai’s AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features a fast processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an eight-inch screen. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are combined on one screen. AVN 5.0 also includes HERE HD Traffic, bird’s eye view in Navigation maps and drivers get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.
As with the exterior and interior, the driving experience has been further enhanced for N Line duty with new suspension and steering tuning, revised powertrain mounts and summer tires. Additionally, Elantra GT N Line’s multi-link independent rear suspension with larger front and rear brake rotors improves noise, vibration harshness and driving performance.
The Elantra GT N Line includes a 1.6-liter turbocharged-GDI engine with six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed DCT with larger steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. This drivetrain produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. torque to meet performance and fuel efficiency needs.
Hyundai N models satisfy the needs of performance-oriented enthusiasts with exclusive, custom-tuned powertrain and chassis applications, N Line is designed for those buyers craving N’s sporty styling cues coupled with performance-tuned suspension upgrades, all at compelling price points.
The Estimated fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg City and 32 mpg Highway with the 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo GDI Engine. The 2019 Elantra GT N Line is priced from an MSRP of $24,400.00, the one I drove included the Sport Tech Package $3,850.00 (Panoramic Sunroof, 8-Inch AM/FM/HD/Navigation System, Hyundai Blue Link Connected Car System, Power Driver’s Seat, Ventilated Front Seats, Infinity Premium Audio, Qi Wireless Charging Pad, Smart Cruise Control, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with Blue Link & Home Link), Carpeted Floor Mats $135.00, and it came in at $29,305.00 including destination charge $920.00.