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March 21, 2024

Hyundai To Launch High-Performance N Brand At MIAS

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is launching the high-performance N brand at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). It will debut with the Elantra N.

“At Hyundai Motor Philippines, we ‘Innovate Everyday’ so that we can make it possible for our diverse Filipino customers to experience progress in their everyday lives. So for those who enjoy and are passionate about high-performance, we are pleased to share with you that our technology powerhouse, N, is arriving in the country,” said President Dongwook Lee. “To all existing, and soon-to-be, ‘N-thusiasts’, we are excited to be giving you access to the ground-breaking cars that came out of our rolling lab. Outstanding pleasure and that fun-to-drive thrill will be at arm’s reach starting this April.”

N is Hyundai’s brand for high-performance cars, technologies, and motorsports activities. Its name takes after Hyundai Motor’s R&D Center in Namyang, Korea and Technical Center in Nürburgring, Germany. Founded upon 3 main pillars which are Corner Rascal, Everyday Sportscar, and Racetrack Capability. Borne out of the “Rolling Lab” which is under the Hyundai RM or “Racing Midship” Project. The brainstorming and testing grounds then act as the bridge from tracks to roads, from race cars to production models. Ultimately, N aims to harness Hyundai’s rich heritage and experience in racing and rallying unto road-going cars to bring back the thrill of driving.

The Elantra N features a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 280 horsepower (290 horsepower for a limited time) and 392 Nm of torque. More than peak power, Hyundai N engineers were able to flatten the power band (it’s called flat power technology) meaning peak output arrives at around 5,500 rpm and is sustained to red line. This flat power engine is mated with an 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission (DCT) giving it a top speed of 250 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h run of just 5.3 seconds.

Moving to handling, the Elantra N is further supported by the N Corner Carving Differential (e-LSD, electronic Limited Slip Differential) with launch control. For the first time ever in a Hyundai, it has an integrated drive axle (IDA), inspired by technology used in WRC rally cars. By integrating the drive shaft, wheel hub and bearing, there’s a weight reduction of 1.7 kilograms. Yet, it’s much stronger—withstanding extreme lateral g-forces. It also has a dual compound insulator mounted to the front suspension as well as four-point strut rings and rear stiff bars to enhance rigidity.

Hyundai’s latest lineup of MPV and SUV models from Hyundai shall be on display too though. These are the Creta, the Custin, the 5th generation Santa Fe, the X trim of the Stargazer, the Staria, and the Tucson. The brand’s multi-awarded electric vehicles, the Ioniq 5 and the Ioniq 6, shall also be present. some of which will be sporting some Hyundai Genuine Accessories that can be availed on-site.

The Hyundai booth will be located at D4 in the Main Hall, as well as the North Wing, in front of the Main Entrance, of the World Trade Center. From April 4 to 7, the New Elantra N takes the limelight alongside the Elantra N TCR, the 2023 winner of the TCR World Tour Drivers’ Championship.


  1. Finally! Hopefully they will let you test drive this at MIAS :)

  2. Will the Ioniq 5 N be arriving in the Philippines as well?

  3. fml I already bought a new car. I hope they bring the Elantra N Line.

  4. I've been hearing that Hyundai powered 2.0-liter Theta II engines are not reliable. Is it true?


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