The brand new Hyundai Elantra N has finally been revealed. This fresh take on a classic Hyundai model joins the likes of the Veloster N and Kona N. The Elantra N, however, is the first sedan to earn the infamous “N” title. While the Hyundai Elantra N was first announced to a global audience this past July, it will be available at U.S. Hyundai dealers before you know it.
What Does the “N” Stand For?
When Hyundai decided to combine its high-performance models with everyday vehicles, it decided to name the final product “N.” This single letter is meant to pay homage to Namyang, the city where Hyundai performs research and development. It also links these vehicles to Nurburgring, the track where these awesome rides are tested and perfected.
The N models are meant for drivers who want the highest performance imaginable without joining the racecar circuit. These vehicles are loaded with powerful engines, unique suspensions, and plenty of other gear to give you an amazing ride.
The Hyundai Elantra N comes in three different trim levels. Each one is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. You can choose between a six-speed manual or eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
If you go with the dual-clutch transmission, you’ll have an over-boost function that adds an extra ten horsepower for 20 seconds. By just pressing a single button on the steering wheel, you’ll use this function to blast off from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds and a solid top speed of 155 mph.
Don’t forget to explore the variable exhaust system. You’ll have three adjustable engine sounds that help you control what kind of rumble comes out of your Elantra N.
More Control On The Road
Thanks to the Elantra N’s new electronically controlled limited-slip differential and independent rear suspension, you’ll experience one of the smoothest rides of your life. It doesn’t hurt that your Elantra will be sporting 19-inch wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
To help keep you in control, you’ll have access to all kinds of data on the new digital gauge cluster: oil/coolant temp, torque, boost pressure, and more. You’ll even have a lap timer built into your infotainment center that can directly link to a mobile app.
Coming To A Dealership Near You
All expectations point to the new Hyundai Elantra N being available in the U.S. by the end of 2021. It should start at right around $30,000 with plenty of upgrade options.
If you’re interested in being the first person on your block with this exciting vehicle, stop by your local Hyundai dealer to learn more about pre-orders and reservations. While you’re there, test drives the Kona N or Veloster N to see just what kind of ride you can expect on the highly anticipated Hyundai Elantra N.