A Real N Variant of Hyundai Elantra is in the Works

by Mar 13, 2020All News, Hyundai, N-Performance1 comment

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As we advanced yesterday and after a year of hiatus, Hyundai N-performance brand is back and despite what they initially said and what they did with the Sonata (making N-line instead of N) we have discovered that Hyundai is already working on high-performance variant of its new mid-size sedan.

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The 7th generation Avante CN7 (domestic name of Elantra in South Korea) will finally have both, N-Line and N variants. While we thought we only will see a N-line variant, like what happened with the Sonata DN8, a new report says N-line will replace former Avante Sport.

The new N-Line model will have the sporty exterior design but not the driving performance of the N model and the upcoming Avante N will be a real N with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine, instead of a 1.6 Turbo and not just a N in shape.

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Will be equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine that delivers a maximum output of 275 horsepower and a maximum torque of 36 kg.m, the same as Veloster N or i30 N, and is expected to be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 8-speed DCT.

The Avante N is a full-fledged four-door sedan and is expected to be a versatile, high-performance model that can be used as a daily car for everyday use and fun driving on the circuit on weekends, according to Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor Group Head of R&D.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

1 Comment

  1. vbondjr1

    A few short years ago, Hyundai almost got it right when it came to performance. The 350hp Genesis Coupe with the 3.8L V6 and even the 430hp 5.0L Genesis 5.0L R-Spec sedan. What Hyundai really needs right now is a new Tiburon and a new Azera. Although the new Sonata is a beautiful car (from the right angles, not really digging the front completely) It’s not an enthusiasts car. A sharper, more performance oriented, RWD architecture along with a 385hp Twin turbo 3.5L V6 with AWD (similar to the Stinger’s anatomy but without the hatchback) would be a perfect performance sedan along with a Mustang sized RWD based Tiburon N.

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