Over the last few years, Hyundai has continuously demonstrated a commitment to developing sporty models that are genuinely affordable and fun to drive. It seems the Korean carmaker is ready to expand its lineup yet again with the arrival of the Hyundai Elantra N. As its name suggests, it’ll serve as an ultra-sporty version of the budget-friendly Elantra. However, like its other N siblings, it should offer up plenty of power under its hood.
Thankfully, it seems we won’t have to wait long to see it. According to a video posted on the brand’s YouTube channel, this sedan should make its official debut on July 14th in Korea. Here’s everything we know so far about this upcoming model.
How fast is the Hyundai Elantra N?
Since the Hyundai Elantra N is all about sporty driving, let’s check out how fast it should be once it arrives. As it stands, the fastest version of the Elantra currently available is the N Line which packs a 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. However, CarBuzz reports that this new model should benefit from the Veloster N’s larger 2.0-liter engine. In total, we’re looking at around 276 hp and 289 lb-ft.
If the Veloster N’s recipe carries over, we should see all of that available power go to the front wheels exclusively via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual. We should also see an over-boost feature that should give us extra power for around 20 seconds, says CarBuzz.
For a bit of context, let’s see how fast the Hyundai Elantra N might be by taking a look at the Veloster N’s stats. According to Car and Driver, the hatchback can hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 13.4 seconds.
It debuts on July 14th
Now that we know how fast the Hyundai Elantra N might be, let’s take a look at when it’ll arrive. If the video embedded above is anything to go by, this sporty model should debut on July 14th. However, keep in mind that this first debut will likely happen for the Korean market. As a result, we might have to wait quite sometime before this sedan makes its official debut for the U.S. market.
It is worth pointing out that if the Korean carmaker is ready to unveil the car for Korea, it’ll likely make its U.S. debut before the end of the year. If this timeline is correct, it could hit U.S. dealers before the end of the year or early 2022.
How much will the Hyundai Elantra N cost?
As you might imagine, no one has information on how much the Hyundai Elantra N will cost. However, its hatchback sibling might give us a good hint. For context, a base Elantra will cost you less than $20,000 in the U.S. The aforementioned Veloster N comes in at $32,250. If the sedan gets many of the parts that made the hatchback excellent to drive, expect a similar price premium. However, all things considered, it should still be a great deal.