Hyundai Shows Off High-Performance Elantra N
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N has arrived, boasting a dizzying array of high-performance upgrades and race-inspired styling elements that will make it a perfect fit for the automaker’s fast-growing N lineup of “Everyday Sports Cars.”
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“Elantra N is the purest expression of our mission to date,” said Till Wartenberg, the executive who heads up Hyundai’s N Brand.
Elantra N performance
Under the hood, the Elantra N carries a 2.0-liter turbo engine that makes 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual.
All Elantra N models come with an N Corner Carving Differential, Launch Control, and a variable exhaust valve system to maximize power and agility. Large brake rotors with high-friction pads provide extra stopping power. DCT models get N Grin Shift, N Power Shift, and N Track Sense Shift settings for even more exciting performance.
The Elantra N’s design boasts all sorts of enhancements to enable extra speed, power, and maneuverability. These include a lightweight integrated drive axle, a more rigid body, an insulated front suspension, and torque-feedback power steering.
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Elantra N styling and features
Unique N-specific styling features communicate the Elantra N’s high-performance nature. A wing spoiler and rear diffuser boost aerodynamics. Other design elements include N brake calipers, a lower front fascia lip spoiler, dual exhaust outlets, and a red strip that runs around the bottom of the entire vehicle.
The interior is N-branded throughout, including the steering wheel, shifter, seats, and pedals. The N sport seats are lower and thinner than normal seats to add to the high-performance driving experience.
The Elantra N’s infotainment screen features race-inspired gaming-style graphics. The digital instrument cluster is set up to display key driving information for track and road driving. The Elantra N also comes with an enhanced natural language voice recognition system and a full suite of advanced driver-assist technologies like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.
Joining high-powered models like the Veloster N and Kona N, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N will arrive at dealerships sometime this winter.
A longtime editor/writer and recently transplanted Hoosier, Caleb Cook lives in Xenia, Ohio. His favorite activities are reading and listening to music, although he occasionally emerges from the heap of books and vinyl records in his basement to stand blinking in the sunlight. Once fully acclimated to the outside world again, he can be observed hanging out with his wife, attempting a new recipe in the kitchen, attending movies, walking the dog, or wandering into a local brewery to inquire about what’s on tap. See more articles by Caleb.