Its in-the-metal debut takes place on August 19th.
After an extensive teaser campaign, the Hyundai Elantra N was finally revealed a couple of weeks ago. It appears that the new sports sedan will be more than a match for the Honda Civic Si and will have an aggressive noise to boot. Hyundai is now getting ready to promote the car in the metal, and today we learned that the speedy Elantra will make its first North American appearance this month, at the New York International Auto Show. We're doubly excited because we really like this car, and because we haven't had many motor shows to attend.
Last year's edition of the show was postponed and then was canceled due to the worldwide pandemic and it took a long time for a new date to be set. Fortunately, we don't have much longer to wait, with the show confirmed to be taking place August 20-29, 2021.
As for the Elantra N, it will be unveiled at the show on the 19th at 12:45 p.m. eastern time. Offering the highest level of N brand performance available today, the 2.0-liter turbocharged "Flat Power" tuned engine promises 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque, but that we already know. What we're really looking forward to is hearing about all the tech that will make this car fun to drive.
As part of teasing this car, Hyundai revealed a digital silhouette of the car with loads of acronyms scattered about, including NTS, DCB, LBD, NSE, and plenty more, so we look forward to seeing what all these things mean. One of the things that we're pretty sure will be included is an electronic limited-slip differential, thanks to the acronym ELSD appearing too. We're also looking forward to the announcement of when the new car will go on sale and what it will cost. Keep your eyes open next month - we're going to have loads to share with you from this event.