Hot Hyundai Veloster N With 275HP Shifts Its Focus On Ford’s ST

The second product coming from Hyundai N, after the i30 N, is the performance variant of the new Veloster that was presented today at the Detroit Auto Show.

It uses the same engine as the hot hatch, a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that boasts 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet (353Nm) of torque, and works together with a six-speed stick shift.

Hyundai haven’t released any performance specs yet, but it’s clear that the new Veloster N should come pretty close to the i30 N’s 0-62mph (100km/h), which takes 6.1sec in its range-topping form.

The new Hyundai Veloster N should be pretty fun to drive on a twisty road, as it gets optimized geometry for linear torque build up and corner-exit precision, decreased roll angle, unobtrusive rear strut brace that reinforces the rear multi-link suspension mounting points, and a special track-focused N driving mode.

An electronically controlled limited-slip differential improves the grip furthermore, whereas stopping power comes from 13-inch front and 11.8-inch rear brake discs, with 13.6-inch front and 12.4-inch rear ones available.

Looking at the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N from the outside reveals chunkier front and rear bumpers, different grille and side skirts, roof-mounted spoiler, and rear diffuser that houses the dual exhaust pipes.

Buyers will be able to choose between four exterior colors in the United States, called Ultra Black, Chalk White, Racing Red, and N-exclusive Performance Blue, alongside 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 225/40 Michelin Pilot SuperSport or 234/35 Pirelli P-Zero rubber, respectively.

Exclusive front sport seats, special steering wheel and shift knob, N-logo door sill plates, N-design instrument cluster, and blue accent theme remind users of the car’s sporty character inside.

Hyundai will launch the 2019 Veloster N in the United States in the fourth quarter of the year, and all cars will be assembled in Ulsan, Korea, from September 2018.

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  • Christian
    • SteersUright

      Cool video. Amazing how real these games look today.

    • LWOAP

      Don’t go online. It’s absolute carnage there. Nice Hyundais though.

      • Christian

        Filled with Racist white privilege people outthere… Can¨t even report them….Happy for my safe space – YOU NOT WELCOME!

        • Bo Hanan

          dafuq?

          • exeptor

            Nothing special. Just his ordinary style.

        • rodriguez256

          I would sadly have to agree with you. I play a game here and there online and there plenty of racist on there that just spew ignorance. It’s not the majority of online gamers but it’s enougg to be very annoying. I can’t even tell you how many asshats I have on mute.

          • Christian

            True, last time I played GTA I got online raped! I did call the police…

        • LWOAP

          Ok, that too. But it’s mostly noobs who can’t drive for shit. With exception to some lobbies, you’ll spend more time being rammed from all sides and crashing into someone else instead of actually racing.

    • Bo Hanan

      They’ve softened the edges. The original Veloster had “stank” on it. This one does not. Even if they gave it more power it’s lost its individuality.

      • Jason Miller

        Still looks like a Veloster to me. 3 doors and all.

    • R55

      Shame the game is garbage. Also, chose the 5 door variant over 3 door for the N?

  • Honda NSX-R

    This is cool, I imagine this would be very fun to drive

  • SteersUright

    On paper, everything seems pretty cool about this little hatch.

  • jsz00

    lol at the spoiler… wtf

  • Jason Miller

    I think one of the regular Veloster images snuck onto this page. (the close up shot of a paddle shifter)

  • Bill Nguyen

    Dumb question, but is this based on a new gen of Veloster, or the previous one?

    • Leconte Dave

      New

  • Leconte Dave

    Paddle shifters?

    • Jason Miller

      No, that’s from the regular Veloster. CS made a mistake.

      • JohnCarscoop

        Hyundai had actually included it in their ‘N’ gallery, but we missed it too!

  • DMax

    If it weighs under 3000 pounds it could be a winner.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    That interior has all the flair of a coal mine.
    A bit of red inside would help it immensely.

    • Bill Nguyen

      Yeah, they need to come up with some kinda N signature design for their interiors. The i30 N has the same problem; nice looking, nice driving, but the interior doesn’t look special.

  • eb110americana

    I would think 275 hp in a car in the subcompact class, even a FWD one, should hit 60 mph in well under 6 seconds. The current turbo model weighs 2,900 lbs.

    • Jason Miller

      Conservative manufacture numbers as usual. Even the Elantra Sport will hit 60 in under 6 seconds with a good driver.

  • LWOAP

    So that was the Veloster N after all? Nice.

  • bd

    Would rather have the i30N.

  • LOOKS ALONE THE FORD WINS. THIS HAS GOTTEN MORE UNATTRACTIVE.

  • Vanquish

    that interior looks like crap it looks fresh out of the 90s

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Interiors in the 90’s had push button start, 7″+ floating LCD displays? Right.

      2/10 for trolling.

  • StrangerGP

    they could’ve done a better job hiding the small exhausts inside the large fake pipes

  • weird

    Effectively this is the (Euro) i30N Coupe..??
    Think I would prefer a 2-door version; this 3- door layout is weird, IMO.

    • Kyle Newberry

      Yeah. I just wish the 3rd door was on the drivers side

  • Tinky-Winky

    Did Hyundai just go full Lamborghini with the tail lights?

  • sidewaysspin

    The car is interesting (the interior not so much), but the assimetry is dumb and puts people off.

  • Vassilis

    I think the i30 looks better.

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