More information and some interior pics of the future Hyundai Elantra N were released after the brand teased it yesterday. Thanks to our colleagues at CNET, who have managed to test drive the car and take some pictures of its interior as well as more info about the powertrain.
What was more criticized of Elantra N-Line was its drive mode button position, something that the All-New Elantra N has apparently fixed, maybe through the introduction of the fully N steering wheel type, the button position has been moved to the steering wheel as well as N-Grin Shift (NGS).
The Elantra N’s powertrain consists in the already known 2.0-liter turbo engine, that could be matted to a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed wet DCT transmission. The maximum output is 276 horsepower and the maximum torque is 40kgm. The six-speed manual transmission supports rev matching.
The maximum output is 6000 rpm and the maximum torque is exhibited from 1500 rpm. During rapid acceleration, the second gear is engaged at 100 km/h. In particular, magazines such as Car&Driver evaluated the performance of the 8-speed wet DCT transmission as clever as the Porsche PDK transmission. Rear multi-link and electronically controlled suspension were applied.
The Elantra N premieres new 19-inch N-only wheels (235/35 Pirello P-Zero) the same size for both the front and rear axles. For the brake system, Hyundai has used the same as the Veloster N. The air intake port is newly applied to the front of Elantra N. Side skirts are installed on the side, large rear spoilers and diffusers, and large-diameter dual mufflers differentiates it from the N-Line.
Through an active variable exhaust system, it produces various exhaust sounds in N mode and fast acceleration. The interior layout is similar to the basic Elantra (known as Avante on its local market). The infotainment now includes N-specific menus and configuration.
The N-dedicated infotainment system supports functions such as boost and oil temperature gauges, G-force, and lap timers. There are five drive modes. In the N Custom Mode, you can adjust the engine, steering wheel, suspension damping, rev matching, attitude control, and exhaust sound. The speedometer displays up to 290 km/h.
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