2024 Hyundai Elantra N Gets Refreshing Updates and Performance

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The new 2024 Hyundai Elantra N gets several refreshing updates and performance enhancements. Initially introduced in 2021, the Elantra N has quickly gained favor among driving enthusiasts, contributing to the growing allure of Hyundai’s N-brand in the U.S. automotive market.

The 2024 Elantra N showcases a blend of upgraded technology derived from motorsport competition, aiming to deliver a finely-tuned performance that balances improved stability and comfort. Rooted in the three pillars of N-vehicle development—Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability, and Everyday Sportscar—the vehicle promises an emotionally engaging driving experience.

One of the standout features of the refreshed Elantra N is its redesigned exterior. The front bumper fascia and grille, dual-projector LED headlamps, 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires, and rear bumper fascia with a diffuser have all undergone a meticulous redesign, contributing to a dynamic and aggressive aesthetic.

Under the hood, the Elantra N houses a 2.0T direct-injected engine, specially crafted for N models. This powerhouse is mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, capable of delivering an estimated 276 horsepower and 289 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels.

Motorsport-derived enhancements extend beyond the aesthetics, influencing various aspects of the vehicle’s performance and safety features. Notable improvements include a reinforced engine-mount membrane, G-bushing reinforcement for enhanced yaw response and steering precision, and a new rear-suspension S/ABS insulator for improved damping and yaw response.

Ride and handling enhancements are complemented by the Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS), featuring updated software optimized for the hardware changes. The steering system benefits from enhanced gearbox tolerances, a low-friction universal joint, and updated software, all aimed at providing better steering feedback and a more direct feeling.

The Elantra N’s cooling system has also seen improvements without compromising aerodynamic efficiency. Utilizing a duct-style air guard and a motorsports-derived front-bumper air guide, the vehicle maximizes air flow to the radiator, enhancing aerodynamics, efficiency, and cooling capability, especially in extreme conditions.

The sporty exterior is not just for show; it reflects the motorsports-inspired look that Hyundai has infused into the Elantra N. Enhanced black trim, a bolder bumper design, revised headlamps, and N-specific red trim on the front and rear bumpers contribute to the model’s high-performance spirit. The distinctive appearance is further accentuated by a black-anodized emblem featuring the new identity of the N brand.

Scheduled to hit dealerships in January 2024, the refreshed 2024 Hyundai Elantra N stands poised to continue its success among driving enthusiasts, offering a thrilling blend of style, performance, and cutting-edge technology.


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