June 23, 2021
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2022 Hyundai Elantra N Teasers Give Off Serious Touring Car Vibes

The muscular little sport sedan will be the sixth global N model.

Hyundai is preparing to unleash the high-performance Elantra N. After first teasing a camouflaged version of the compact sedan last year, the South Korean brand this week shared a pair of teaser images showing the final production version. In them, we have a few more hints of what to expect from the quickest, most powerful road-going Elantra ever.

With regular Elantras already featuring sharp lines, the N model looks to amp up the aggression with a rear wing and big, intricate 19-inch alloy wheels. The sedan also features new lower body styling bits, with the requisite N red highlights. Two big exhaust tips hang out underneath the rear bumper; we expect them to be the real deal, just like the Veloster N.

Under the hood, the Elantra N should feature the same drivetrain as its hatchback sibling, as well as the upcoming Kona N. Look for a raucous 2.0-liter turbo motor, sending around 275 horsepower to the front wheels. Transmission choices will include a six-speed manual and the company’s eight-speed dual-clutch unit.

SEE ALSO: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Review: Sneak Attack

When it touches down, the Elantra N will round out the lineup for our reigning 2021 Car of the Year. The full family consists of the regular gas model, the fuel-sipping hybrid, and the warm-ish Elantra N Line. Stay tuned to AutoGuide for a review and comparison on the latter very soon.

As for the hot 2022 Elantra N, we’ll know more about it in the next few weeks.

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