- hyundai has confirmed that there will be an n performance version of the new elantra sedan.
- this model will sit above the existing n line model and should offer the same 275-hp turbo-four as the veloster n.
- the elantra n will likely arrive sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.
the three-door hyundai veloster n hot hatchback will soon gain a four-door sedan counterpart. hyundai has confirmed the existence of an elantra n performance model and shared camouflaged photos of a prototype. we expect its specs to mirror the veloster n's, as the two cars are closely related.
the elantra n will slide in at the top of the lineup, above the recently announced n line version which makes 201 horsepower from a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four. we expect the elantra n to have the larger and more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four from the veloster n, which makes 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. it will offer a six-speed manual transmission and likely the same eight-speed dual-clutch automatic that was introduced to the veloster n lineup for the 2021 model year.
as we saw in earlier spy photos of the elantra n, we can see here that the sporty sedan will have a more aggressive appearance than the n line, with a fairly large rear spoiler and a body kit. it will also likely have chassis upgrades such as a stiffer suspension and larger brakes, along with larger wheels wrapped in summer tires.
the elantra n will compete with the vw jetta gli and honda civic si, although it will be more powerful than both of those. expect its starting price to be somewhere in the low-$30,000 range and for it to arrive sometime near the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.