Following the release of the new Hyundai Elantra in April, the Seoul-based marque has unveiled a full-blown N model that completes the sedan range.
The all-new Hyundai Elantra builds on the same ethos of the N Line derivative but with a more potent powertrain as well as N-specific design tweaks to make up for its sporty stance.
On the exterior front it’s fitted with a sporty front fascia, lip spoiler, N-exclusive red strip at the bottom of the front bumper, N side skirts plus an N-only wing-type spoiler. The Hyundai Elantra N is further fitted with a rear diffuser and a dual single muffler tip. It rides on 245 Michelin PS4S tyres on 19” wheels for the first time in an N vehicle.
The interior is equipped with N-branded elements on the steering wheel, gear selector seats, door scuff panels and metal pedals. N bucket seats are also available as an option. The bucket seats are positioned 10 mm lower compared to the standard specification.
At the heart of the new Hyundai Elantra N beats the familiar 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers other N performance models. The unit spurts out 206 kW of power and 392 Nm of torque sent to the front axle via a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed DCT transmission.
The automatic transmission is equipped with an N Grin Shift mode that increases power to 213 kW for short spurts while it dashes from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h.
Other features include N Corner Carving Differential, Variable Exhaust Valve System and Launch Control. There is no news yet as to the possibility of the Elantra N making its way to our shores.