Hyundai Elantra N 2022: full heat – .

Hyundai Elantra N 2022: full heat – .

Hyundai’s performance offensive continues with the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N.

Which, yes, is available with a manual transmission.

Hyundai already offers a spicy Elantra N-Line (which also allows the driver to move around on their own), but now there is a model for those who choose the spicier chicken joint sauce option.

At the heart of it all is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with direct injection, developing up to 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. Maximum power reaches around 5,500 rpm, while maximum torque is available from 2,100 rpm.

The transmissions available are a six-speed manual and an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission. The auto offers the “N Grin Shift” function, which temporarily increases the boost pressure, giving the car 286 horsepower for a few seconds. The automatic transmission also benefits from the features “N Power Shift” (maximizes torque for upshifts) and “N Track Sense Shift” (automatically finds the right gear and the right moment to change gears when the car feels like it is shifting). ‘she is on the right track).

RPM matching is available with both transmissions and can be turned on / off via a steering wheel button on the manual.

Hyundai fitted the car with an electronically controlled limited slip differential to help reduce understeer, launch control (for both transmissions) and a variable exhaust valve system.

The car has 14.2 inch brake discs and Hyundai has put things in place to make sure they can cool down easily. Purists will note that the parking brake is mechanical. the handbrake turns for all?

Hyundai claims to have saved a few pounds by integrating the driveshaft, wheel hub and bearing. Another weight reduction is apparently achieved by integrating the air intake and the air filter. Hyundai also adjusted the shape of the powertrain mount in an effort to improve handling. The N has rack-mounted electronic power steering.

Insulation has been added to the reinforced electronically controlled / damping suspension to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. A virtual engine sound system is available. The car runs on Michelin Pilot Sport tires (245 width) and 19-inch wheels.

As with the Kona N, there’s an N-specific infotainment screen that gives the driver all kinds of performance information, and the Ride Modes can adjust things like steering feel.

The car receives a body kit that includes a unique front fairing, lip spoiler, rear wing spoiler, rear diffuser and dual exhaust.

Inside, you’ll get plenty of N badges, shift paddles for the automatic, lower and thinner sport seats, and steering wheel buttons for N modes (including Sport, Sport + and N) and for the N. Grin Shift (for automatic).

Safety and driving aids are not forgotten, as the Elantra N includes Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning driver attention, high beam assistance, blind spot collision avoidance assistance, rear cross member – traffic collision avoidance warning and safety exit warning.

Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car app is available.

When it comes to features, everything is standard, which means your only choice is transmission and color. These colors include Performance Blue and Cyber ​​Gray. These standard features include LED lighting, wireless device charging, heated front seats, Bose audio, navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, 10.25 inch infotainment screen, Android Auto , Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, dual-zone climate control, digital key, keyless entry and start, and hands-free trunk opening.

Pricing has not been released, but Hyundai says it will undermine the Honda Civic Type R, which it sees as a rival. Speaking of rivals, Hyundai has also targeted the Volkswagen GTI and GLI, as well as the redesigned Subaru WRX, even though this car is all-wheel drive and the Elantra N is front-wheel drive.

As always, we can’t fully judge a car until we drive it, but based on the paper specs, we’ll happily choose the full spice option.

[Images: Hyundai]

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