Turning up the general performance dial in compact arena

Hyundai has only just launched the 201-hp Elantra N Line, but the automaker, more precisely the automaker’s N functionality skunkworks, is now out tests a hotter variant.

The new variant is an Elantra N which has been developed together with the new Elantra N TCR race motor vehicle. The Elantra N Line reached showrooms in December this Elantra N will get there later this 12 months as a 2022 model.

Though the Elantra N Line makes do with a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4, the Elantra N is pretty much sure to pack the 2.-liter turbocharged inline-4 equipped to the Veloster N. In the scorching hatch, the motor provides 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in typical guise and 275 hp and 260 lb-ft with an out there Performance Bundle.

The Elantra N should really also decide up the N-tuned 8-velocity dual-clutch transmission that was just made available on the Veloster N for 2021, and hopefully a 6-pace guide will be readily available for drivers who want that third pedal. Travel will likely be to the front wheels only (at current there usually are not any Hyundai N autos with rear- or all-wheel drive).

2022 Hyundai Elantra N spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Hyundai Elantra N spy photographs – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

When compared to the Elantra N Line, the Elantra N prototype in our spy photographs is fitted with greater wheels, beefier brakes, and a fastened rear wing. The exhaust tips are also larger and now flank a rear diffuser. There are possible racier mods within as very well, this kind of as lightweight bucket seats, Alcantara trim, and N-brand badging.

Hyundai lovers can glance forward to seven N versions in showrooms by the time the 2022 model yr rolls all around. The initial a few have previously arrived in the form of the up to date Veloster N and new Elantra N Line and Sonata N Line, all of which arrived for the 2021 model calendar year. These will be adopted by a Kona N Line and Tucson N Line, as nicely as a Kona N and this Elantra N.