Yep, we are confident to say that the beastly street-legal small sedan from Hyundai is definitely set to hit the road. The ‘Avante N TCR’ that you can see in the video below is a high-performance track version of the Avante which is what the Elantra is called on some other markets.
Having a track version with the N in the name also gives a big nod towards a street-legal one. With the i30 N being so beloved, we have no doubt that the Elantra N is also in the books.
Moreover, spy photos of a camoed high-performance Elantra have been circulating the internet, hiding a lot, but revealing a sporty spoiler and twin-side exhaust tips – not something you would find on your run-of-the-mill Elantra.
Still not convinced?
OK, then have a look at the video below. But watch until the end. As the TCR track version is parked into the garage and the door closed, the door is opened again with the same camoed beast we’ve seen in the spy photos. It drives away and the soundtrack from the exhaust obviously hints at performance.
While there is the N-Line Elantra which boasts some of the looks, but not the performance worthy of the N monniker, we don’t really think they’ve camoed that one and put it in a video with the track beast.
Expectedly, there is no talk about the power of the performance-orientated Elantra, but we expect it to be fairly similar to the i30 N. That would mean more than 200 kW, an 8-speed dual-clutch or a 6-speed manual and hopefully the same front LSD that makes the i30N so much fun to throw in corners.
So, is Australia getting it? Of course we’re getting it. I mean, nothing has been confirmed yet, not even the car itself, but Hyundai and Australia seem to have a love-love relationship, so we’re confident the hardcore Elantra will hit our shores.