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April 4, 2024

Hyundai N Arrives In The Philippines With 2024 Elantra N, Ioniq 5 N (w/ Specs)

Hyundai Motor Philippines officially unveils its high-performance N brand with the market launch of the Elantra N and Ioniq 5 N at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).

The launch of the N brand furthers Hyundai’s commitment to offer Filipinos more exciting products, only this time, it brings the Korean automaker’s successful motorsports engineering into authentic, accessible, and exhilarating vehicles.

Both models are now being accepted for reservations.

Hyundai Elantra N

With roots originating from the Elantra N TCR, the Elantra N was created to translate Hyundai’s motorsports winning DNA into road cars that can bring out the fun in driving. This compact sedan is evidence to how N can create that perfect balance between daily and track driving.

Exterior-wise, the newest iteration of the Elantra N features a lower and wider stance and a bolder front bumper design. Bringing out the model’s sporty image even more, is the black anodized emblem. Of which is the new design identity of the N brand starting with the New Elantra N. Complementing this are N-specific red accents that have been incorporated such as the strips at the front and rear bumpers as well as the side sill moldings.

Though it’s not all about the aesthetics, but the functional benefits as well when it comes to the Elantra N. In front, the air vents have been designed to allow better flow in cooling the car’s braking system. On the side, wider Michelin tires and larger brake discs have been installed unto the 19-inch alloy wheels to provide an even more superior grip. Then at the rear, a bridge wing-type spoiler wing has been added to improve aerodynamics and driving stability for maximum speed and faster corner exits.

In the same way, the interior has convenience and customer-centric features to allow a more immersive experience behind the wheel. The New Elantra N has a power tilt & slide sunroof, wireless charging tray, and a 10.25-inch display screen, with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, that is linked to an 8-speaker Bose sound system. The latter has functions that monitor the user’s drive and unleash the potential of the car through various configurations, including one that unlocks an active variable exhaust system.

Finishing these off are the N-specific steering wheel, shift knob, instrument cluster, infotainment systems, and leather seats. Then as far as everyday practicality goes, safety and comfort have been enhanced. The New Elantra N is equipped with 6 airbags and Hyundai Smart Sense functions including Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA), Parking Distance Warning (PDW), among others.

The New Elantra will be sold in 4 different colors: Atlas White, Abyss Black Pearl, Cyber Gray Metallic, and Performance Blue for P 2,738,000. It comes with a 2.0 turbocharged engine paired with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. It produces a maximum power of 276 horsepower and 392 Nm of torque. Thanks to launch control, 0 to 100 km/h takes just 5.3 seconds. Three exclusive features can be enjoyed in this trim, first being the N Grin Shift (NGS), which allows a temporary boost in horsepower to enable immediate and robust acceleration. Then the N Power Shift (NPS), which a provides a 'push feel' during upshift much like the sequential gear of a race car. Lastly, the N Track Sense Shift (NTS), which automatically selects the optimal gear shift and timing.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Joining the Elantra N on stage is the World Performance Car of the Year: the Ioniq 5 N. It combines the renowned E-GMP platform with Hyundai’s so-called N DNA pillars: Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability, and Everyday Sportscar.

Like the Elantra N, the Ioniq 5 N has been extensively modified. It sits 20 mm lower while also being 50 mm wider and 80 mm longer. This allows it to accommodate adaptive dampers and larger 21-inch wheels wrapped in bespoke Pirelli PZero tires. These are accentuated by the wheel arch moldings that are unique to the model. The front bumper and grille have additional cooling vents, air curtains and active air flaps. These help improve cooling and aerodynamics efficiency. There is a noticeable “Luminous Orange” accent on it as well which can be seen extending to the side skirts. Additionally, there is an exclusive rear spoiler and rear diffuser for better airflow control. Other N-only elements which can also be found at the back, ensuring better visibility, are the triangular High Mounted Stop Lamp (HMSL) brake light, black bumper cover with checker flag reflector graphics, and window wiper.

This same theme is carried over to the interior, on the door scuff, metal pedals, and footrest. The steering wheel, apart from the signature N buttons, prominently features the N logo for the first time. The center console has been tailored for track driving with knee pads and shin support. Then the seats have been lowered and with reinforced bolsters to provide better stability during cornering and high lateral acceleration. As a final touch, USB-C ports, wireless charging, and cupholders.

Powering the Ioniq 5 N is a pair of permanent magnet synchronous motors pushing out 650 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque. Zero to 100 km/h comes in as little as 3.4 seconds, while top speed is rated at 260 km/h—the highest of any production Hyundai model. With a 84-kWh battery, it can do 448 kilometers between charges.

The Ioniq 5 N retails for P 4,250,000 and comes in five color options: Atlas White, Abyss Black Pearl, Cyber Gray Metallic, Performance Blue, and Performance Blue Matte. It comes with a 5-year or 200,000-kilometer vehicle warranty, 8-year or 160,000-kilometer high voltage battery warranty and automobile track coverage.

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  1. Sound excitiNg for Hyundai enthusiasta

  2. Hyundai N coming out swinging! Elantra N being cheaper than Civic Type Rs and GR Yarises as well as the WRX. If only they brought the 6-speed manual option alongside the DCT.

    To me, the star is the Ioniq 5 N. I was expecting it to cost around 5 million but it came out cheaper than the Supra and BMW M2, and not much more than the Nissan Z! It could be the cheapest car with 600 hp in the PH. It may be an EV, but it is the driver's EV.

  3. For what it is, they overpriced the Elantra N.

    Also, build quality is super cheap. Exterior and interior panel gaps. Nasty cheap plastics in the interior reminds me of the old accent. They didnt even fit it with the proper bucket seats with illuminated N logo like in other markets.

    I went to MIAS just to see the Elantra N, I ended up considering buying a T2 haha.

  4. If you want affordable Hi Performance Compact Sport sedan this is it the WRC Champion ELANTRA N. At 2.7M it's way way better than the Honda Civic TypeR at 3.8M with almost similar interior. much for the other N Ioniq 5 which is very expensive and good only for several years due to expensive battery replacement with 1M.


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