Hyundai is known to launch performance-oriented cars under their N line which is characterized by the N design language and performance elements. The powertrains are shared with their regular siblings and are easily recognized by their design. The N line is perfect for enthusiasts who crave performance and sharp looks. Recently, Hyundai has been teasing the launch of their new product since last year. And now we have the performance numbers and some leaked images. This will be their 6th product to the line-up. This new car will be based on their premium sedan Elantra. Other N-line products are I10, I30, Sonata, Kona, and Tuscon.
As this will be a performance-oriented car, there are some sporty titbits we can observe from the leaked images. The rear taillights get LEDs with a T-shaped design. There is a spoiler attached to the back which will eventually help the vehicle with aerodynamics at high speeds. We can also notice that there is a single exhaust set up on both sides. As it’s the N Line to the core, the iconic blue paint job with red side skirts look mind-blowing. The diamond-cut alloys which are wrapped around Michelin Pilot sport tires look rad. The N line brake callipers can also be seen finished in red.
There are no leaked images of the interior, however, they will likely be finished in black and red contrasting stitch. The Elantra N will carry all the bells and whistles from the regular Elantra including the touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control and ventilated seats.
Under the hood, there will be a massive 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which will churn out a healthy 276 bhp. This will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed DCT automatic. The car is likely to get limited-slip deferential and multiple drive modes. The report states that Elantra N can go 0-100 kmph under a mind-boggling six seconds and the top speed could touch the 250 kmph mark with ease.
“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.
Wartenberg added, “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 line-up that offers pulse-pounding performance. Stay tuned for the digital world premiere.”
Hyundai Motor Company will launch Elantra N by 2022 after which it will go head to head with the Honda Civic Type R and the Skoda Octavia VRS.