Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2022 Elantra N, completing the full range of its N brand.
Compared to the regular Elantra, the N variant adds strong, dynamic driving capabilities and aggressive design elements. The brand said that more than 40 specialized N elements are applied to the Elantra N.
On the exterior, we have the N-exclusive red strip at the base of the front fascia continues along Elantra N’s side valance, for a racetrack-ready look.
The prominent, N-exclusive wing spoiler with rear diffuser helps control airflow for aerodynamic performance and aggressive styling.
Further, an inverted-triangle N-exclusive reflector and dual, single-tipped exhaust, reminiscent of motorsports, neatly finish the rear view.
The N-exclusive interior conveys the application of N-branded elements, including the steering wheel, shifter, seats, door scuff panels and metal pedals.
The steering wheel with paddle shifters includes the NGS button (DCT only), raising horsepower to 286 for up to 20 seconds.
There are also the N light sport seats that reduce seat back thickness by two inches compared to the base model, further highlighting best-in-class rear seat roominess and practicality.
Powering the Elantra N is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 276 hp and 392 Nm of torque, which is paired to an 8-speed wet, dual clutch transmission.
The powertrain enables the Elantra N to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
Further complementing the Elantra N’s powertrain is the N Corner Carving Differential (e-LSD), Variable Exhaust Valve System and Launch Control—all of which are specialized, high-performance standard features.
For DCT models, N Grin Shift (NGS), N Power Shift (NPS) and N Track Sense Shift (NTS) are standard features that maximize driving engagement.
To further enhance handling character, the Elantra N comes with 14.2-inch brake rotors are equipped with high-friction pads.
Furthermore, an additional cooling aperture in the half-cut brake dust covers, combined with braking air guides, provides improved cooling efficiency.
The Elantra N advanced infotainment system is equipped with an N-exclusive graphic interface so that drivers can feel as if they are sitting in a dynamically moving VR game seat while watching a racing game screen.
The system employs colorful design graphics, allowing the driver to intuitively enjoy dynamic performance. Information needed for high-performance circuit driving, such as oil, coolant, torque, and turbo meters are displayed in the single-circle digital N mode cluster for driver convenience.
Furthermore, to maximize driving pleasure, drivers can customize various driving conditions, such as engine and steering feel.