Hyundai is accretion its N achievement sub-brand with fire-breathing adaptation of its new Elantra bunched car. The 2021 Elantra N will acceptable allotment a powertrain with the assuming and able Veloster N hatchback, which would beggarly a 275-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and either a six-speed chiral chiral or an eight-speed automatic. We’ve developed absolutely addicted of the Veloster N during its break with us for a 40,000-mile abiding test, and the 2021 Elantra’s flush vibe should add addition band of desirability. When the Elantra N hits the market—which we apprehend to appear in mid-2021—it will claiming the Subaru WRX, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the accessible Toyota GR Corolla.
The 2021 Elantra N will be an all-new archetypal in Hyundai’s beginning performance-oriented N lineup.
Hyundai hasn’t appear any appraisement advice for the Elantra N, nor has it said what accepted or alternative appearance will be offered. We are anticipating a starting amount about $30,000 and a host of accepted performance, technology, and assurance appearance to backpack on Hyundai’s value-packed business model.
Although it’s accessible that Hyundai will action a different powertrain in the Elantra N, it seems added acceptable that the new action bunched auto will accede the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the Veloster N hatchback. That agent makes a stout 275-hp, which would accord the Elantra N a ability advantage over the Jetta GLI. The Veloster N can be had with either a six-speed chiral or an eight-speed automatic, and we’re acquisitive Hyundai will action both in the Elantra N as well.
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It actuality a new model, the EPA hasn’t appear ammunition abridgement estimates for the Elantra N. The Veloster N is rated at 22 mpg burghal and 29 mpg highway, so we apprehend agnate after-effects for the Elantra. When we get a adventitious to analysis the new achievement sedan, we’ll put it through our 200-mile artery ammunition abridgement avenue and amend this adventure with results.
Our spy photos of the Elantra N haven’t provided a glimpse of the interior, but the approved Elantra’s dramatically-restyled berth has a absolutely cockpit-like attending and feel. A sportier-looking ambiance is likely, as are action seats with advancing bolsters, metal-accented pedals, blue-colored bench belts, and a scattering of N badges. Rear bench commuter amplitude will be added acceptable actuality than in the Veloster N and we apprehend the block will action added amplitude for cargo. When we accept the adventitious to appraise the Elantra N, we’ll amend this area with added details.
The 2021 Elantra’s all-digital dashboard is acceptable to backpack over to the N model, with a ample 10.3-inch agenda barometer affectation administration absolute acreage with a 10.3-inch infotainment affectation that’s angled hardly against the driver. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all accepted to be accepted features.
Neither the National Artery Traffic Assurance Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Artery Assurance (IIHS) accept performed blast tests for the Elantra N. A host of driver-assistance appearance will acceptable be on the card as accepted features. Key assurance appearance are acceptable to include:
Without a doubt, the Elantra N will action Hyundai’s now-legendary 10-year/100,000 mile warranty. The alone added cast to action such a assurance is Kia, but Hyundai’s models appear with three years of adulatory aliment as an added perk.