Hyundai Motor Company gives us a first glimpse of the upcoming Elantra N (sold as Avante N in South Korea), the latest addition to its high-performance N range. This is Hyundai’s sixth N model, following the unveiling of Kona N in April this year.
The new Hyundai Elantra N will serve as the high-performance variant of the all-new Elantra sedan launched in April 2020, distinguishable by its ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme that imparts a look of sophisticated sportiness. Hyundai N designers took cues from the curves and lines of a sculpture to give the car a powerful and athletic stance.
“Elantra N is a high-performance sedan that reveals the sportier side of our exceptional all-new Elantra through exciting N brand enhancements,” said Till Wartenberg, Vice President of N brand Management & Motorsport sub-division at Hyundai Motor Company. “We designed it to be a race-proven sportscar with dynamic driving capabilities and style that performance enthusiasts love. I can’t wait to unveil Elantra N, an outstanding addition to the N brand lineup that offers pulse-pounding performance. Stay tuned for the digital world premiere.”
The Hyundai Elantra N’s racecar look can be seen in the bright red N dedicated side sills that not only help boost performance by better channeling airflow but also create the effect of a lowered chassis. Complimenting the overall exterior styling is a distinctive N-exclusive rear spoiler that counteracts lift by preventing airflow from tumbling over the rear edge, which increases driving stability at high speeds. Additionally, the bold black trim beneath the rear bumper and its dual single exhaust create a different look from the standard model, further underlining the Elantra N’s sporty credentials.
Hyundai Motor will reveal more details about Elantra N in the coming weeks. Though as for the powertrain, we suspect it will use the same 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine as the Kona N and Veloster N, which produces 276 hp and 392 Nm of torque. Mated to this engine will probably be an 8-speed N wet dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) or a 6-speed manual transmission, driving the front wheels.