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North America won’t be getting a high-performance N version of the Hyundai Elantra GT, but we will be getting a sport-inspired N-Line variant, VIN documents submitted to the NHTSA have revealed.

Hyundai is in the process of launching its new N performance sub-brand, with the 275 hp Veloster N set to arrive in the US and Canada for 2019. The Veloster N will likely remain the sole N product in Hyundai’s lineup for at least a couple of years, but the automaker also has plans to roll out N Line trim levels that will feature sporty add-ons such as N alloy wheels and bolstered seats. The first of these N Line models looks as though it will be the 2019 Elantra GT N Line, with Hyundai submitting a VIN decoder guide for the model this week.



The Elantra GT is sold as the i30 in Europe, where Hyundai has already debuted the i30 N Line. The i30 N Line features a different front fascia, 18-inch alloy wheels, an N Line gear knob and bolstered N sport seats. We’re expecting the same equipment to grace the Elantra GT N Line when it launches in North America, which will likely happen late this year or in early 2019. The VIN document indicates the 201 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and 161 hp 2.0-liter engine will remain the only engine options in the Elantra GT for 2019, although it’s unclear if the N Line trim will be available with either of these four-cylinders.

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line could be set to debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. If we don’t see it there, look for it to appear at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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Sounds like an all show, no go package. No new engine option (270HP variant) or adjustable suspension like the i30N has? Just badges? I don't need no steenking badges! I'll keep my base Sport, I guess.
 

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It's a bit disappointing that the Veloster is getting a proper N performance trim, while the GT is left with just some styling tweaks. Hopefully Hyundai at least provides aftermarket N branded performance parts that can be utilized here.
 

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I don't know why they're bothering. I can't imagine the GTS is selling well since they're so hard to get, and never see them on the road. They are the unicorn of cars. I see more Teslas here, and we don't exactly have a good recharging infrastructure.
 

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Personally think they should have worked on opening up availability rather than increasing the trim range. I'll bet that dealers are going to put a markup on anything wearing this badge, even though its mostly just cosmetic.
 

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It's a bit disappointing that the Veloster is getting a proper N performance trim, while the GT is left with just some styling tweaks. Hopefully Hyundai at least provides aftermarket N branded performance parts that can be utilized here.
+1 on this and they should also offer performance tune and go fast parts like GTI apr stages and Ford mountune and retain warranty ......or not.
 

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Love what i'm seeing here. It will go a long way to further push the new N Performance brand. Going a step further to come out with N Performance parts and accessories like what Five Axis did for Scion products could be a good move.
 

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It would have been nice for Hyundai to launch the i30N right away, but can't complain about potentially having the trickle down effect on us i30 SR owners in terms of aftermarket products.
 

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It will just be the N-Line for 2019. SOP 2018. 1.6L 6-speed or DCT. N Design front and rear. 18" N design alloy wheels. N design steering wheel. Full LED headlights with dark inner housing. Michelin summer performance tires standard with MT. Tech pkg option.
 

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I have a 18 GT sport and looking to improve the looks... If I could find a i30N bumper to buy from Europe and shipped to Florida, I would buy that thing, anybody know where to look?
You could try eBay, or check around on the i30 owners club forums. They are mostly in Australia but they could send parts our way. I’m in Florida as well.
 
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