Hyundai Elantra News

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line, 2019 Detroit auto show

    The assimilation of the N performance sub-brand into the Hyundai borg didn't take long. On Monday, the automaker introduced the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Elantra GT N Line is a rebadged Elantra GT Sport from last year that marks the first N Line entry into the U.S. Although it shares the "N" badges with the Veloster N and i30 N (the latter not available in the U.S.), the Elantra GT N Line is mostly an appearance package without significant hardware upgrades such as a new engine. It is on sale now and costs $24,185...

  • 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N
    2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N: Forbidden fruit hatch revealed ahead of Paris debut

    Hyundai's newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and the car has just received the N performance treatment. The standard version of the car is called i30 Fastback, and now Hyundai has added the i30 Fastback N version. The car was revealed Wednesday ahead of a formal debut at...

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra Electric spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Hyundai Elantra Electric spy shots

    An electric version of Hyundai's popular compact sedan, the Elantra, has been spotted testing in the extreme cold of a northern Sweden winter. The prototype sports the same low-drag wheels and tires of Hyundai's Ioniq Electric, and parts of the grille appear to be sealed off too. Hyundai and sister...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N
    2018 Hyundai i30 N: Korea's Golf GTI rival revealed

    With the reveal on Thursday of its first model, Hyundai's new performance division, Hyundai N, has made its aspirations clear: to directly challenge the mainstream performance marques. The first model is the i30 N, a hotted-up version of the Volkswagen Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback which is on sale...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N races in the 2017 24 Hours Nürburgring
    Hyundai i30 N survives 24 Hours Nürburgring race

    Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai has taken for the first model from its recently-established N division. That first model is the i30 N, a high-performance version of the Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback. Sadly...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Hyundai i30 N spy shots and video

    It was in 2013 that Hyundai established a new performance division to leverage its motorsport technology, honed primarily in the World Rally Championship, for hot versions of its road cars. The new performance division was named the Hyundai N division, and it had its official coming out party at...

  • Hyundai i30 N race car on the Nürburgring

    Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai will undertake for the first model from its recently-established N division for high-performance cars. Hyundai’s Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback, to be sold here as the Elantra GT, will be the first model to receive the N treatment. And to ensure it’s convincing, Hyundai will enter two virtually production-ready examples in the 2017 Nürburgring 24 Hours in late May. One of the cars already competed on the German track this past weekend in a shorter warm-up...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer)
    2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer) revealed

    Hyundai’s latest Elantra has already spawned sedan and hatchback body styles. At next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show, the Korean automaker will add a wagon to the range. Hyundai is yet to confirm whether the vehicle will be sold in the United States, though if it ends up here expect it...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2017 Chicago auto show
    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT pairs cavernous cargo hold, good looks

    Despite the crushing popularity of SUVs, small hatchbacks and wagons have seen something of a renaissance in the past few years. The Honda Civic Hatchback and Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback joined the ranks of the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, Ford Focus, Mazda3, and Kia Forte5, offering consumers extra...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport
    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT confirmed for 2017 Chicago auto show

    Hyundai has released the first photos of the 2018 Elantra GT ahead of a debut at the 2017 Chicago auto show. We’ve already seen the redesigned Elantra GT, however, as the car is the Americanized version of the Hyundai i30 (shown below) that debuted last fall at the 2016 Paris auto show. The...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer) spy shots

    Hyundai’s latest i30 hatchback is about to spawn a wagon variant, as evidenced by a prototype spotted at a secret location in Europe. The car is the next-generation i30 Tourer, which Hyundai may offer in the United States as an Elantra Touring. The last Elantra Touring bowed out of the market...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    US won’t get Hyundai i30 N but hot Elantra possible

    The new Hyundai N performance division’s first model will be a hotted-up version of the recently revealed i30, which we'll most likely see next March at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The i30 is a hatchback related to the latest Elantra and is expected in the United States as the replacement for...

  • Hyundai RN30 concept, 2016 Paris auto show

    Hyundai established a standalone performance division in 2015 to develop cars leveraging knowhow from its various motorsport programs, namely its World Rally Championship efforts. The division is called Hyundai N and the first product will be a hotted-up version of the new i30 hatchback. The i30 is the latest member of Hyundai’s Elantra range and the likely successor to our Elantra GT. The hot i30 has already been spied in prototype form and is expected to be labeled a Hyundai i30 N when it's unveiled in 2017. On Thursday, Hyundai unveiled a concept previewing the car at the 2016 Paris...

  • Teaser for Hyundai RN30 concept debuting at 2016 Paris auto show
    New concept previews Hyundai i30 N hot hatch

    Hyundai will use the upcoming 2016 Paris auto show to introduce its new i30, the hatchback of the latest Elantra range and the likely replacement for our Elantra GT. The i30 is Hyundai’s answer to the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus and Volkswagen Golf, and like its rivals it will feature a...

  • 2017 Hyundai i30
    New Hyundai i30 revealed, Elantra GT-badged version still pending

    Hyundai has revealed its new i30 hatchback ahead of the vehicle’s world debut later this month at the 2016 Paris auto show. The car is the Korean automaker’s rival to the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus and Volkswagen Golf. It’s also the successor to our Elantra GT, although...

  • Teaser for 2017 Hyundai i30 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show
    Could Hyundai prep an i30 N as a Focus RS rival?

    When someone who used to work for BMW's M engineering division switches to a new automaker, you know they're going to bring some passion for going fast along with them. That's clearly what's happening now that former BMW M boss Albert Biermann is helming the development of the Hyundai N performance...

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
    2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with 200 hp, 6-speed manual

    Hyundai’s new Elantra has received its Sport variant and this time the car is packing a turbocharged engine. The engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that delivers 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque, and drive is to the front wheels only. The previous Elantra Sport came with...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT (i30) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT (i30) spy shots

    Hyundai unveiled a new generation of its Elantra compact sedan (shown below) at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. And like the previous Elantra, this new one will eventually spawn an Elantra GT hatchback variant, a prototype for which has just been spotted testing in Europe. In other markets, the...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT (i30) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Hyundai is looking to compete on the world stage in the area of performance cars and recently launched its N sub-brand to focus on just that. Heading up Hyundai N is none other than former BMW M engineering boss Albert Biermann. He and his team plan to use knowledge gained in motorsport, which for Hyundai primarily means the World Rally Championship, to develop faster and more dynamic road cars—including for the new Genesis luxury brand. “Our future model lineup will include performance-oriented and race-track-capable cars full of energy,” Biermann said. “Drivers will...

  • Hyundai i30 N development car
    Hyundai i30 N development car to tackle 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Hyundai has been testing a version of its current i30 hatchback (an Elantra GT in the United States) at the Nürburgring for the past year. Initially thought to be a prototype for a model from the Hyundai N performance division based on the the current i30, the car is now thought to be a test...

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport (Korean spec)
    200-horsepower Hyundai Elantra Sport revealed

    Hyundai’s new Elantra has received a new performance range-topper in the automaker’s home market. The good news is that the car is headed to the United States with a debut expected to take place at the annual SEMA show the first week of November. It will be badged an Elantra Sport and...

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2017 Hyundai Elantra debuts at 2015 Los Angeles auto show

    Hyundai’s lineup has continued to improve over recent years, so much so that the Korean firm is launching its own luxury brand to take on the more established premium marques such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The good news is that Hyundai's smaller, more affordable models are also vastly better...

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra (Korean spec)
    2017 Hyundai Elantra Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Hyundai’s all-new, sixth-generation Elantra compact sedan has been revealed in the automaker’s home market of Korea, where the car is known as an Avante. It will make its global debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and reach showrooms sometime in 2016, as a 2017 model. It...

  • 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
    2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Live Photos: 2015 Chicago Auto Show

    The hatchback scene in the U.S. is always in a tenuous position. It feels like, at any moment, the whole thing could unravel and we’d be left with nothing but sedans, crossovers, and pickups. But thanks to good-looking, fun-to-drive mainstream models like the Elantra GT, things are alive and...

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