Hyundai has taken the wraps off its new Elantra N Line in North America, giving its seventh-generation sedan a mite more power and sportier styling.

The Korean firm says the new N Line variant has been engineered to “deliver more enhanced driving fun”.

The fresh-faced Elantra N Line employs a turbocharged 1,6-litre petrol engine worth 150 kW and 264 N.m, directed to the front axle via either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (the latter with paddle shifters).

Hyundai says it has made “several mechanical improvements” to the Elantra’s suspension to increase stiffness, while also adding 18-inch alloys and larger front brakes. Inside, you’ll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, sports seats (with leather bolsters) and alloy pedals.

Interestingly, the company furthermore plans to roll out a range of N performance parts for this variant, designed to “provide a more dynamic driving experience beyond the base model”.

Question is, does Hyundai plan on giving the Elantra the full-fat N treatment?