Hyundai has officially informed of the changes it made in its lineup for America for the next model year.
There will be two notable absences: the Hyundai Elantra GT and Elantra GT N Line hatchbacks. The company has officially informed it discontinues both mentioned hatchbacks for 2021, as they say, “due to expanded SUV lineup that includes the Venue and Kona”.
The Hyundai Elantra N Line Sedan replaces the Elantra GT N Line hatch. It should go on sale sometime next year, with the same engine the GT N-Line has – a 1.6-liter 201-hp turbo four-cylinder with either a 6-speed manual or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sending power to the front wheels.
The Hyundai Venue has been on the U.S. market since 2019, and already proved its success. For the new model year, the car will be available only with a continuously variable transmission within all trim levels.
The 6-speed manual and steel wheels on the base SE trim are dropped. The items included in the Convenience Package are now standard with the SEL trim.
The Hyundai Kona will receive a Night Edition, the Tucson will have a new color option – Coliseum Gray. And, well, what can we do without the all-electric Kona: it is also moving into 2021 in the United States.
The Hyundai Palisade is carried over without its top-spec Calligraphy trim. The Nexo will enter 2021 unchanged.
An interesting piece of news has come about the Santa Fe crossover. Hyundai states the 2021 model will get “product enhancement”, meaning, probably, a facelift.
The company already introduced a refreshed Santa Fe outside the USA, which rides on a new platform, has a bold design, and gets a 265-hp plug-in hybrid version in Europe.
We expect the global-spec model will reach North American shores soon. The pricing for the 2021 models will follow.