With the debut of the high-performance variant of its compact Elantra, Hyundai is trying to make the "hot sedan" a thing.
With 276 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque on tap, the N's 2.0-liter certainly makes the case for this being spicier than your average four-door.
In addition to more power, the Elantra N features a full styling overhaul with functional performance features like aerodynamic side skirts, diffusers and a wing-style rear spoiler.
The Elantra N designed with track use in mind and so is equipped with wide 245-width tires on 19-inch wheels. A host of powertrain, suspension and handling upgrades should help the sedan to shine on the straights and in the corners.
Inside, there's an N Performance wheel -- complete with the NGS boost button -- and deeply bolstered seats that grip the driver during dynamic segments while also looking pretty boss.
A unique N Performance user interface adds N Track Maps, performance monitoring and lap timing features -- all features specific to N models.