- hyundai has shared the first non-camouflaged photos of the new elantra n high-performance sedan.
- we'll know full specs soon, but it's expected to use a 276-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and offer either a manual or a dual-clutch-automatic transmission.
- the elantra n will join the veloster n and kona n in hyundai's growing n performance lineup.
hyundai is sharing the first non-camouflaged images of the upcoming four-door elantra n high-performance sedan. the new model will join the kona n crossover and veloster n hot hatch in the korean automaker's growing n performance lineup when it's officially revealed in july.
the elantra n is expected to be powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's found in the kona n and veloster n. it makes 276 hp and 289 pound-feet of torque, and the elantra n will offer either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. below the elantra n sits the new n-line model, which makes 201 horsepower from a turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.
we can see that the n will have a sportier appearance than the elantra n-line thanks to the addition of a rear spoiler, red trim on the side skirts and bumpers, and large dual exhaust tips, which should provide a raucous exhaust note. it'll also have a stiffer suspension, larger brakes, and 19-inch wheels wrapped in michelin pilot sport 4s tires.
the elantra n could arrive in the u.s. by the end of the year or early next, and we'll know more information and specs soon. a hyundai spokesperson told car and driver that the u.s. version will be shown at the new york auto show in late august. it should start at around $30,000 and compete with less powerful sporty sedans such as the volkswagen jetta gli and honda civic si.