Late last year Hyundai gave us our first look at the Elantra N and now it’s unveiled the high performance compact sedan. The Elantra N borrows many of the things that we like about the Veloster N, like its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The Elantra N has a nice 276 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque, which is sent to the front wheels either via a six-speed manual or eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The automatic version also gets the cool N Grin Shift function that temporarily increases the output to 286 hp.
Hyundai says that the Elantra N can accelerate to 62 mph in only 5.3 seconds and it has a 155 mph top speed. The Elantra N also gets a limited-slip differential and rides on 19-inch wheels with 245/35-series Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires. In addition to the amped up engine, there are also larger brakes, a stiffer suspension and the steering ratio is quicker.
Inside there are sport seats and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. To make it sound even better, the Elantra N gets an N Sound Equalizer, which Hyundai says “is a virtual engine sound that not only provides driving sounds that represent Hyundai Motorsports, such as TCR race car sounds, but also has an equalizer function that allows the driver to adjust details for each range (whine, throat, bass), with consideration for personal preference.”
On the outside the Elantra N stands out with its more aggressive front fascia, side sill extensions, a small rear wing and a unique diffuser with larger exhaust pipes. It also has a variable exhaust system.
Hyundai has not announced the pricing for the Elantra N.