Hyundai Elantra has finally met the mighty N
Hyundai's motorsport experiences all come into this performance compact sedan.
On July 14th, 2021, Hyundai unveiled their latest entry to the N lineup.
The Elantra N features a 2.0T flat power engine, combined with either an 8-speed wet DCT or a 6-speed manual gearbox. For the DCT version, Hyundai provides additional three features - N Green Shift (NGS), N Power Shift (NPS), N Tracksense Shift (NTS) - for upgraded driving performance. Meanwhile, the manual version comes with rev-matching technology.
The max power is 280 PS and the max torque is 40 kgf·m. Flat power engine keeps the max power steady after 5,500 RPM. When using NGS, the car's turbo boost pressure rises and an additional 10 PS is added to the max power. 0 to 100km/h can be done in 5.3 seconds (DCT version). The top speed is 250km/h.
For the corners, the Elantra N has Electronic Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD), 2nd gen Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS), Torque Feedback R-MDPS, 19-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4S wheels, and Dual Compound Bush.
Some features from Hyundai's WRC and TCR cars are directly implemented to the Elantra N, such as Integrated Drive Axle, Rear Stiff Bar, and 4 Point Strut Ring.
360 mm brake discs, Air Guides, minimized dust covers and added cooling holes help the Elantra N to slow down and stop just the way the driver wants to.
N Sound Equalizer and Linear Variable Exhaust Valve System let the driver control the noise level of the Elantra N based on the situation and/or one's mood.
New infotainment system enables the driver to check the car's condition and track records at a glance. Hyundai N app, which will be available for all N vehicles, saves and analyzes track records and car information during the lap, and the user can check the information with a phone or tablet (currently only available in South Korea).
Along with interior equipment that highlights the Elantra N's sportiness, the N light bucket seat (available as an option) further enhances the driving experience by lowering the overall center of gravity while keeping the roominess of the base model. Hyundai stated that the Elantra N has the most spacious rear seat roominess among its competitors.
The Elantra N starts from 32,120,000 KRW (about 28,000 USD) and the DCT model starts from 33,990,000 KRW (about 29,600 USD).
Hyundai will celebrate the new entries to the N lineup by opening 'N City Seoul' from July 21st to August 3rd.
Hyundai N also teased the creation of Fuel Cell and Battery electric racecars in their Elantra N reveal video.