Hyundai Cars 2021
Competes with: Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Looks like: An aggro Elantra
Powertrain: Turbocharged 1.6-liter agent appropriate for as much as 201 horsepower; six-pace chiral or seven-velocity twin-grasp automatic transmission; front-wheel power
Hits dealerships: End of 2020
In COVID times, we could all use a touch added joy, proper? Hyundai concurs. On the heels of the admission of its upgraded, amusing-centric 2021 Veloster N hatchback, the automaker appear the Elantra is abutting the barely backside N Band club for 2021 with an upgraded agent and the management to in shape.
Related: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N: Achievement Standard, Automated Optional
We accumulate aerial hopes. Hyundai’s Veloster N warm bear is our ascendant Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year, so the Elantra N Band has a few success promise.
The Elantra become redesigned for 2021 with demanding new exoteric styling, and the N Band builds on that look. It look a low and advanced look, and its avalanche grille gets delivered attitude with an N Band emblem and unique geometric layout; two air intakes abut the decrease allocation of the grille.
It rides on 18-inch admixture automobile and gets delivered adventurous appealing account like gloss-black trim on the caster wells, sideview mirrors and ancillary skirts. In again, there’s an chip spoiler, accompanying chrome bankrupt and N Band rear diffuser.
Inside, the berth gets a few overall performance-orientated add-ons along with a leather-wrapped perforated N council caster with brownish spokes and N movement seats with overlaying bolsters. The gearshift additionally wears metallic and protecting accents, forth with admixture pedals. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are standard.
Under the awning is a turbocharged 1.6-liter agent commutual with a six-speed chiral or seven-pace twin-snatch automatic transmission. Hyundai says it’s acceptable for as much as 201 utility and 195.2 kilos-toes of torque, which ought to complete acquainted: It powered the 2020 Elantra GT N Band hatchback. The 2021 GT will proper be a U.S. Variation of the Hyundai i30 that debuted on the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
Mechanical enhancements to the N Band accommodate introduced abeyance stiffness, a multilink absolute rear abeyance and past advanced anchor rotors. Hyundai stated the version’s paddle shifters and a power approach selector arrangement must additionally enhance the auto’s adventurous person.
The N Band agent joins the accredited version’s 147-hp, 2.Zero-liter 4-cylinder gas agent and the available amalgam powertrain, which pairs a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas agent with an electric motor and a 32-kilowatt lithium-ion array for 139 hp absolute arrangement output.
Hyundai says the Elantra N Band will collect a assembly of assurance features, together with superior blow abstention help, lane collect help, the semi-self sustaining lane-following help, dark atom blow abstention assist, rear pass-traffic blow abstention abetment and a disciplinarian absorption display.
Up subsequent, Hyundai says, is the Sonata N Line. It’ll use a new turbocharged 2.5-liter agent and be appear after in 2020.
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