It finally happened. Hyundai Motor America has announced some changes into their U.S line-up for 2021 model year and that will remove the Elantra GT hatchback also on its N-Line variant.
Despite it was a predictable movement (after they premiered the 7th generation Elantra sedan, the Elantra GT was removed from the media site) it was not until now when Hyundai officially discontinued.
In the case of regular Elantra GT, Hyundai allegedly decided to discontinue it due to the expand of its SUV line-up as well as market trend. The N-Line will have a different fate as will be replaced by Elantra N-Line sedan set to debut before the end of the year.
Below is a summary of changes to the Hyundai lineup for 2021 model year. This document will be updated regularly, creating a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date Hyundai vehicle lineup news.
2021 Elantra – All New
2021 Elantra Hybrid – All New
2021 Elantra N Line – New
2021 Sonata – Carryover
2021 Sonata Hybrid – Carryover
2021 Sonata N Line – New
2021 Accent – Carryover
2021 Veloster – Carryover
2021 Veloster N – Product Enhancement
2021 Ioniq – Carryover
2021 Venue – Carryover
2021 Kona – Carryover and adds Night Edition
2021 Kona Electric – Carryover
2021 Tucson – Carryover
2021 Santa Fe – Product enhancement
2021 Palisade – Carryover and adds Calligraphy trim
2021 Nexo – Carryover
Elantra GT – Discontinued from the lineup due to expanded SUV lineup that includes Venue and Kona.
Elantra GT N Line – Discontinued from the lineup and replaced with Elantra N Line that is being developed.
Sad to see this go from the lineup, but it was going to happen. Maybe this is Hyundai’s way of opening up the lineup for the unique N model as well. They haven’t given an announcement for what the bespoke N model would be and having it as shooting brake would be a nice fit, at least in the NA market. They are supposedly introducing the new sports car in 2021, so here’s to hoping for an exciting new addition next year.