Hyundai's new sports sedan will debut next week on July 14th.
After the Kona N crossover was unveiled back in April, Hyundai's N performance lineup continues to expand with the world debut of the Elantra N this month. The premiere will be livestreamed on July 14, but before then Hyundai has released a new teaser video showcasing the sports sedan's side profile, which is covered in two-letter and three-letter abbreviations.
These are most likely abbreviations for the technologies that come equipped with the Elantra N: "ELSD" suggests the Elantra N will have an electronic limited-slip differential to keep the car going where you want it to on the track.
We also get to hear the Elantra N roar and rev in the brief teaser video, and it sounds just as aggressive as we hoped. Hyundai hasn't released any official technical details yet, but we are most likely listening to the same 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that powers the Veloster N and Kona N.
In the Veloster N, this unit generates 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, so we're expecting the Elantra N to match this output. Power will be sent to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.
While the teaser video isn't very revealing, leaked photos have already shown the Elantra N completely undisguised. On the outside, the most noticeable changes include the addition of a rear spoiler, a front splitter, and side skirts. Hyundai has also tweaked the suspension to bring the sports sedan lower to the ground.
These upgrades will inevitably increase the asking price. The standard Hyundai Elantra starts at $19,650, but the high-performance N version will likely cost around $32,000. Alternatively, Hyundai also sells the more affordable Elantra N Line, which costs $24,100 and packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. All will be revealed next week.