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Congrats on your new N Line and welcome to the forum. You may be one of the first on here to get this newly updated trim of the GT. Its a great replacement for the GTS.
 

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Great choice of color.

Are you planning to get some sort of paint protection done?

Keep us posted on how your experience with the GT goes.
 

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Thanks! I didn't have a lot of choice on color because this was the only manual transmission model for sale in the Houston area. However, I really like the look of the white body with the black trim. No plans for paint protection for now...
 

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I really like the wheels on the N line vs the Sport. Personal perference I know, but it's making me happier i waited on the GTS last year.
 

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Some great updates and improvements that Hyundai has made with this new trim. The real issue with it though is availability and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your GT!
 

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Some great updates and improvements that Hyundai has made with this new trim. The real issue with it though is availability and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your GT!
Like what??? Removing 2 safety features and one convenience is really 'great improvement'
 

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N Line improvements include:

  • i30 N front spoiler
  • Blacked out side mirrors
  • N Line 18" wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires
  • i30 N rear bumper
  • N steering wheel
  • N sport seats
  • N gearshift
  • Stiffer engine & transmission mounts
  • Stiffer springs
  • Thicker rear stability bar
  • Re-tuned shocks
  • Re-tuned steering

I think the N Line looks more sport-focused than the GT Sport, and it backs it up with genuine mechanical improvements. I'm fine doing without blind-spot warning lights because I actually check my blind spots before changing lanes. The N Line is simply a sportier evolution of the GT Sport.
 

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N Line improvements include:

  • i30 N front spoiler
  • Blacked out side mirrors
  • N Line 18" wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires
  • i30 N rear bumper
  • N steering wheel
  • N sport seats
  • N gearshift
  • Stiffer engine & transmission mounts
  • Stiffer springs
  • Thicker rear stability bar
  • Re-tuned shocks
  • Re-tuned steering

I think the N Line looks more sport-focused than the GT Sport, and it backs it up with genuine mechanical improvements. I'm fine doing without blind-spot warning lights because I actually check my blind spots before changing lanes. The N Line is simply a sportier evolution of the GT Sport.
I like all that, now how about some more power? >:D
 

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More power would be nice, but then it would also cost more. At least the US N Line has decent power (compared to the European N Line). That said, I would love for the i30 N to be sold in the US.
 

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More power would be nice, but then it would also cost more. At least the US N Line has decent power (compared to the European N Line). That said, I would love for the i30 N to be sold in the US.

I agree. I don't think more power will be very useful unless an LSD is installed. At that point you want the full i30N. This is the car they need to bring to the US. I do wonder why they brought the velocitor N but not the i30N. I wonder if they're waiting until they have a DSG option to bring the N to North America.
 

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I think at this point they've done enough and will be better off saving the rest for a next generation Genesis coupe or something sporty and RWD.
 

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Without enhancements to the engine as it is the same, suspension improvement, yes ok if it was headed to the track maybe....

the engine 1.6T is exactly the same, they could of least bumped it to 220HP and 205 torque. what they needed to do what bring the real 'N' to North America, sorry Hyundai you failed this one.
 

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Without enhancements to the engine as it is the same, suspension improvement, yes ok if it was headed to the track maybe....

the engine 1.6T is exactly the same, they could of least bumped it to 220HP and 205 torque. what they needed to do what bring the real 'N' to North America, sorry Hyundai you failed this one.

How exactly did they fail? Yes I agree it'd be great if they brought the real N to North America that'd be great but I still find the Elantra GT Sport to be a great car. I'm sure the N-Line is great too.


I think it's kinda silly they felt the need to call these models N-line. It cheapens what N could represent. This is similar to what BMW and Audi have done with M and S.


Hyundai should have brought the GT over as the i30. I suspect in the US the Elantra name has negative connotations (I know it did for me). I always assumed them to be cheap cars. Truth be told the $50 gift card is what pushed me over the edge to 'waste my time' test driving this car. I never would have guessed I'd end up buying this car over a GTI.
 

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I agree that the Elantra name still carries a "cheap car" connotation. Therefore, I won't be surprised if a lot of Elantra GT owners completely de-badge their cars or might even replace the Elantra badge with an i30 badge. I see more Chevy SS models with Holden badges than with Chevy badges these days. I can only wish for the Elantra GT to have that kind of enthusiast community.
 

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I am in Canada and I own a white sport GT 6 speed and love it as well as get m,any compliments on the quickness and nice interior for a sport little hatch but....

Hyundai failed to see the potential and invest in bringing the real i30 N (271hp and 260 lb-ft torque) that could compete with true hot hatch's like the Ford focus ST (252/270) or the Subaru WRX basic model (268/258) that both sport engines with similar horsepower and torque in that range....

in other words, they put a bit of lipstick on a what i think is a good car but, the enthusiasts and the market wanted better :) hey what do i know i'm just a driver lol

lets not even talk about the Veloster N that they brought to Canada with those two+side door boondoggle. I already know that this care will not make it past 2021.
 
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