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Hyundai Unveils the 2024 Elantra N in China, Previews Changes to the Rest of the Lineup

The 2024 Hyundai Elantra N will receive a new front end and revised exterior details.

  • The new Elantra N has different front and rear ends from the current model.

  • Hyundai had already unveiled the regular version of the 2024 Elantra in Korea.

  • The company is launching its N models in China, including the upcoming IONIQ 5 N.

Hyundai recently unveiled the new 2024 Elantra N in China, giving us another look at the modifications that will be made to the regular models of the compact sedan for the next model year.

Indeed, the automaker unveiled the new Elantra last month in its home market of South Korea, where the car is called Avante.

When that announcement was made, the company confirmed a new version of the high-performance Elantra N was coming as well, but it held off from showing it to the public until this week.

Instead, Hyundai decided to wait until the Shanghai Auto Show in order to offer a world premiere to Chinese buyers who will be able to buy an N model for the first time next year.

2024 Hyundai Elantra N | Photo: Hyundai

This is because the company is only just launching its N brand of sporty vehicles in the country, where the Elantra N will be the only option until July when the upcoming IONIQ 5 N electric crossover will be added to the lineup.

In order to generate interest in the new Elantra N among Chinese buyers, the automaker will hold a track day event every month in major cities such as Shanghai and Beijing until September.

While the new Elantra N has now made its public debut, only a limited number of pictures are available at the moment and none of them show the cabin.

Since the current generation of the Elantra was only launched in 2021, it is not surprising that the 2024 model is mostly unchanged except from a new front fascia inspired by the recently unveiled 2024 Sonata.

This is also true of the sporty N model which now shows a more aggressive appearance at the front due to a new bumper that sits lower than before.

Red accents at the base of the bumpers and side skirts make the N model stand out from the other Elantra versions even more, and the rear bumper features a revised black diffuser.

2024 Hyundai Elantra N | Photo: Hyundai

As mentioned previously, we don’t know what the interior of the new Elantra N will look like, but judging by the cabin of the regular 2024 model, don’t expect massive changes from the current cockpit.

Hyundai also has yet to reveal any details about the powertrain and chassis components of the new Elantra N, which means we don’t know if improvements have been made to its handling or performance.

As of now, the 2023 Elantra N uses a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed dual-clutch unit. This powertrain delivers 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels exclusively.

Since both versions of the 2024 Elantra have now been revealed globally, it shouldn’t be long until Hyundai releases the details of the North American version.

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