Hyundai Automotive South Africa has confirmed their new powerful sports sedan, the Elantra N, will not be introduced locally.
This follows Hyundai’s global debut of the Elantra N on 15 July.
The Elantra N is fitted with the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine found in the i30N. However, the power has been raised to 206kW and 392Nm in this model.
Power can also be temporarily increased to 215kW through the car’s overboost function available via the “Grin Shift” mode.
The Elantra N is then available with either a six-speed, rev-matching manual transmission or an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic box.
0-100km/h happens in 5.3 seconds, said Hyundai, with drive taken care of by the front wheels.
Handling and interior
For excellent handling, the Elantra N receives a stiffer chassis, stiff rear bars, and a limited slip differential – which manages the power sent to the wheels whilst minimising understeer.
The Elantra N’s braking is improved, too, as its 14.1-inch rotors receive upgraded brake pads and enhanced cooling.
19-inch rims, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, are also equipped to maximise the Elantra N’s performance.
On the inside, the Elantra N has received a sporty treatment to ensure it stands out from the crowd and provides a top driving experience.
This includes Sports seats and an upgraded steering wheel fitted with paddle shifters.
A digital instrument cluster provides the driver with a customisable information display, and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also included.