Hyundai recently unveiled the 2019 Veloster N at the North American International Auto Show and now we’re getting an idea of how the model will sound when it goes on sale in the United States later this year.
A big reason for the impressive symphony is the car’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 275 hp (205 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. It is paired to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission with a downshift rev-matching function.
The modifications extend far beyond the engine bay as the high-performance model is distinguished by a unique front fascia with larger air intakes and an exclusive grille. Designers also installed sportier side skirts, a larger rear spoiler and a unique rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. Other highlights include 18-inch wheels and an active sports exhaust system which allows for crackles in N mode.
Sticking with the styling theme, the cabin has exclusive sport seats and a unique steering wheel. Other N-specific touches include a revised instrument cluster, a new shifter and N-branded door sill plates.
On the performance front, engineers installed a sport-tuned suspension and a high-performance braking system. The model also comes standard with Michelin Pilot SuperSport summer tires and can be equipped with an optional limited-slip differential.