The Hyundai Elantra N Is Impressively Better Than Expected

The Elantra N shares the same engine and power specs with the other N models, the Veloster N and the Kona N

Hyundai has added a third vehicle - also the first sedan - to its performance 'N' lineup, the Elantra N

It comes with some exterior and interior upgrades over the standard Elantra, but a whole lot of changes under the skin

Up front, it comes with a lip spoiler and red-stripe that extends into the side skirt

The Elantra N rides on 19-inch wheels wrapped in 245/35 series Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires

In the rear, it features a wing-type spoiler, a diffuser, an inverted triangle reflector, and a couple of single muffler tips

On the inside, the Elantra N comes with performance-related upgrades. You can opt for bucket seats with illuminated N logo

The digital instrument cluster displays the oil and coolant temperature, boost pressure, and torque

There is an N mode lap timer in the infotainment system to record your sprints. They can be linked to your phone as well

The Elantra N is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that makes 276 HP and 289 lb-ft of torque

0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds; 155 mph top speed

You can have it with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox

It features a variable exhaust setup, an electronically-limited slip differential, and an independent rear suspension system

There’s no word on the pricing yet, but the U.S.-spec Hyundai Elantra N could start between $30,000 and $35,000

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