2022 Hyundai Elantra N – What’s new?
A lot of car enthusiasts have been anticipating the 2020 Hyundai Elantra N otherwise known as the i30 N Sedan in Australia and other markets. Just like we imagined, the newly unveiled model would feature some features with the highly rated i30 hot Hatch.
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N will be powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine with the generative output of 276 horsepower and 289 pound feet of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. The car is expected to be front-wheel drive.
When the N Grin Shift mode is activated, it will boost the engine pressure, increasing the output to 285 horsepower and also taking the car to 62 mph in an impressive 5.3 secs. The electronic limited-slip differential known as ‘N Corner Carving Different’ will help put power to the ground. The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N features a launch control system and similar N Power Shift, N Track Sense Shift and N Grin Shift modes found on other Hyundai N models with DCTs.
Another exciting feature offered by this new model is the WRC-inspired integrated drive axle that integrates the wheel hub, drive shaft for weight reduction and improved lateral grip. The presence of the electronically-adjustable suspension will help improve the performance of the car, by working alongside a dual compound trailing arm bush to boost the handling and riding with minimal noise. It will also eliminate harshness and vibration in the car.
The carmaker has further strengthened its body through the 4-point strut rings and rear stiff bars. The braking is now offered with 14.1-inch discs with the company’s high-friction material pads known for its exceptional durability. Hyundai has also designed a cooling hold located in the front fascia with a brake air structure to aid its cooling efficiency.
Another new feature you will find on the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N model is the N Sound Equalizer that produces quality sounds into the cabin that looks like the TCR race car sounds. It is possible for the driver to adjust the sound for throat, whine and bass via the equalizer. The South Korean automaker has also updated its variable exhaust to reduce the booming sound while idling without losing the pops and cracks found on other N models.
The new Hyundai Elantra N model features an updated infotainment system, displaying important information like the coolant temperatures, oil, torque and turbo pressures. There is a designed Hyundai N app that will display important information about the drive on their smartphone. The cabin has also been fitted with new seats with reinforced bolsters and optional bucket seats, sitting lower by 10 mm.
For its exterior styling, it offers a more aggressive and angular design than the regular Elantra. It is fitted with enlarged air intakes, new splitter and a bespoke bumper. It is also fitted with a distinct rear diffuser, side skirts, F1-inspired rear light, bespoke wheels and fixed rear wing.