Hyundai is taking the upcoming Elantra N sports saloon very seriously. Don’t believe us? Well, maybe the camouflaged test cars lapping the Nürburgring at speed will change your mind. In a recent industry pool event at the Nürburgring, car spotter Automotive Mike captured some unique video footage of the 2022 Elantra N taking on the Ring. With its rumbling exhaust and impressive track speed, we expect big things from Hyundai’s tiny sports saloon.
The upcoming 2022 Hyundai Elantra N is the third model to join Hyundai’s quickly growing performance division. Hyundai started the N brand with the Veloster N hatchback and then quickly added the new Kona N performance SUV. Now it’s time for Hyundai to add a sports saloon to the N nameplate with the compact Elantra N.
The Veloster N may be a little impractical given its unique three-door layout, however, the new Kona N and upcoming Elantra N promise to allow practical car shoppers to join the exciting N product line.
The Elantra N will share its drivetrain with the Kona N and Veloster N. That means power will come from a turbocharged 2.0-litrr inline-4 that produces a stout 275 bhp. This boosted inline-4 is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic. This variety of performance-oriented transmissions offers something for everyone while keeping the performance-oriented driving experience. Power is routed through the front wheels making the Elantra N an honorary hot hatch style sports saloon.
As we watch Hyundai’s N performance brand continue to grow, the future looks bright for customers looking for an affordable and engaging sports saloon on a budget. The practical four-door layout of the 2022 Elantra N makes it’s the perfect product for someone looking for a practical Hyundai N car the whole family can enjoy.