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We've seen the Hyundai i30N which isn't bound for NA, but if they rebadged it as the Hyundai Elantra N, would you be interested in one?

2.0L 4 pot turbo
247hp (optional performance pack increases that to 274hp)
Six-speed manual transmission only
0-60mph in 6.4 seconds (6.2 for the performance pack)

Add to the above with a crazy amount of aesthetic upgrades and the doo-dads.

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If you wouldn't want one, are there at least any parts you'd want to be able to buy for your GT Turbo?

 

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I'd definitely be interested...but I wonder how they'd price that in the US. Without the performance pack, you're looking at engine power that's on par with the Focus ST & VW Golf R, and that's a fairly wide price range ($25k to $35k). If Hyundai could price it around $30k, then you'd be nuts not to consider it, especially if the Focus and Golf are on your short list.

I'm not a huge fan of the Veloster styling, but I am interested in seeing if they come out with a N version of that car for NA markets, is it going to have roughly the same performance stats...and where would it be priced?

interesting questions...
 

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I'd definitely be interested...but I wonder how they'd price that in the US. Without the performance pack, you're looking at engine power that's on par with the Focus ST & VW Golf R, and that's a fairly wide price range ($25k to $35k). If Hyundai could price it around $30k, then you'd be nuts not to consider it, especially if the Focus and Golf are on your short list.

I'm not a huge fan of the Veloster styling, but I am interested in seeing if they come out with a N version of that car for NA markets, is it going to have roughly the same performance stats...and where would it be priced?

interesting questions...
I just got even more interested because an Alfa Romeo 4C is interested in this Hyundai :D
Hyundai is at a point where they could as for as much as the ST. Personally it think they should undercut both and offer an even higher performing trim that is a few grand more.
 

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274hp with performance package? I'd definitely be interested depending on how much something like that would cost. Most people don't look towards Hyundai for performance, but an N model could change that.
 

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274hp with performance package? I'd definitely be interested depending on how much something like that would cost. Most people don't look towards Hyundai for performance, but an N model could change that.
Yes, that power with the sort of weight we're dealing with translates into a hatch that will move well regardless of how that power is distributed along the power band. If it was putting out lower 200's then i would be concerned about the power band
 

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Perhaps Hyundai will price it under the Focus ST & VW Golf R to draw in buyers from the more well known models. I actually like how the i30N looks compared to the other two, subtly hints at its capabilities.
 

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Only way they can leverage price is if its a big difference which won't be the case but they can put in a lot of value. It helps that they're launching the N brand which could mean a lot of firsts for a brand and model like this.
 

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Just bought an elantra GT sport with DCT so that my girlfriend could also drive it. In sport mode the DCT isn't too bad but I don't think it'll take long before I have the itch to drive a manual again. Really hoping Hyundai sends this over to the states in a couple of years and maybe by girlfriend will "inherit" my Elantra GT.
 

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Just bought an elantra GT sport with DCT so that my girlfriend could also drive it. In sport mode the DCT isn't too bad but I don't think it'll take long before I have the itch to drive a manual again. Really hoping Hyundai sends this over to the states in a couple of years and maybe by girlfriend will "inherit" my Elantra GT.
I doubt the elantra sedan/GT will make it much longer in our US market. No one is buying sedans, and even fewer are buying hatches. The next N car will be a crossover. The elantra GT will not have a new generation in the US.
 

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Yes I would be very interested however, only if it's performance was anywhere near what it should be. Car and Drive just tested the GT Sport DCT Zero to 60 mph in 6.3 sec and it's already priced in the $25k-29k range before any discounts. Where does that leave an N version that isn't any faster and is going to cost too much and creep into Golf R pricing not to mention very likely some premium small cars as well?
 

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I would be interested, however to get that type or performance and have to deal with the US emissions and safety regulations and all that they would have to do to get it here, I am sure that it would end up in the higher price range with the VW. I just got the 2018 gt sport in manual. I am happy with it. It is lacking some of the style adds that the i30 has. Some people have said that there is some parts that will fit both, but I am kind of waiting to see other peoples trial and error. lol. I really like the tail and lip accent and the blacked out front grill and window trim. I am not a fan of chrome. I like the fog lights in mine better then the i30.
 

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RaceChip just recently showed off a kit for the i30N and they've managed to significantly increase its power output. With a new ECU map and a downpipe, its now delivering identical figures to the Type R.
 
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