The Elantra N line is officially here as the most powerful Elantra ever. The 2022 Elantra N expands on the Elantra N Line's sporty looks and punchy power, providing better performance across the board thanks to a slew of improvements beneath the hood and under the skin.
Under the hood, the Elantra N has the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder seen in the brand's previous performance models. It produces 276 horsepower in the Elantra N and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Elantra N is also available with an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which propels it to 100 mph in 5.3 seconds. A clever e-LSD assists the front wheels in handling the power while limiting understeer.
The Elantra N doesn't only have power up its sleeve. The Elantra N has an integrated drive axle, similar to what you'd see in a WRC vehicle. This configuration, according to Hyundai, is superior at withstanding lateral stresses while also shedding some weight from the front. Front rotors measuring 14.1 inches in diameter, with enhanced brake pads and better cooling ducts, aid in slowing the car down. The suspension features upgraded bushings and isolators, as well as extra chassis bracing and strong rear bars for added stiffness. And the tires aren't cheap either, with 245/35ZR 19 Michelin Pilot 4S rubber on all four wheels.
N Grin Shift (NGS) briefly increases the engine's boost pressure, providing an additional 10 hp for short sprints. If the driver and passenger are interested in such things, engineers will also pump numerous fake engine noises into the automobile.
Inside, the Elantra N adds a lap timer for the infotainment system, as well as temperature sensors for engine oil and coolant. You also get improved seats with additional bolster support and enough N branding to remind you that this is no ordinary Elantra. The appearance of the N upgrade is perhaps the least dynamic, with a front fascia with a chin spoiler, a large rear wing, and a rear fascia with a diffuser.