Hyundai Veloster N Costs A Tad More Than VW Golf GTI, At $26,900

Hyundai introduced the 2019 Veloster N at the North American International Auto Show in January and now we’re finally learning how much the model will cost.

Hyundai has revealed the Veloster N will have a base price of $27,785 ($26,900 plus an $885 delivery fee). This means the model will cost $8,400 more than the entry-level Veloster 2.0 and $1,500 more than the Veloster Turbo.

While that’s not exactly pocket change, the Veloster N comes nicely equipped with LED lighting units and 18-inch alloy wheels. The hatch also has a proximity key with a push button ignition, an 8-speaker Infinity audio system and an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Other highlights include air conditioning, alloy pedals and power windows / locks.

Of course, the Veloster N is all about performance and the model doesn’t disappoint as it has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. The car also comes standard with an electronically controlled suspension and a six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the front wheels.

Buyers looking for something even more powerful can order the N Performance package for an additional $2,100 for a total of $29,885 ($29,000 plus a $885 delivery fee). It rewards drivers with an upgraded engine that produces 275 hp (205 kW / 278 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque.

Besides featuring more power, the performance package adds a sports exhaust system and larger 19-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. The package also includes an upgraded braking system with discs that measure 13.6 inches (345 mm) front and 12.3 inches (312 mm) rear.

The 2019 Veloster N marks the first time an N model has been sold in the United States and the car will go on sale next month.

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  • Mind Synthetic

    you you bought this over a gti you are an idiot

    • Jason Miller

      More power, better warranty.

      If you can’t proof read your comments before posting, you are an idiot.

      • Mind Synthetic

        thanks for your feedback, noted.

        • gambit gamboa

          I dont know who is worse, the tesla knob gobbler or the anime nerd german sausage licker.

    • Craig

      I do NOT agree. Not at all. I would buy the Veloster N over the Golf GTI in a heartbeat.

    • Dude

      Why do you say that?

      • Mind Synthetic

        because golf has always been a segment leader, in both price, practicality, quality. everyone else are just ether copying that vw has done or attempting to improve upon.

        • Dude

          Lmao the GTI is absolutely not the segment leader when it comes to price or reliability and I’d hardly say anyone’s copying them. It’s not like it was the first hatchback and everyone’s styling is pretty different. Handling is subjective; the GTI is easily the most refined but some consider it boring.

          If we’re talking about the standard Golf it’s even worse. The Civic hatch is better in literally every way and the Corolla hatch, Elantra GT, have their own strengths compared to it.

          • SkyBill40

            Uh, what? The VW Golf GTI pretty much invented the “hot hatch” segment and is still the standard bearer against which all others are judged. It’s why you see it in every major comparison test, much in the same way you see a BMW 3 series. The cars are that good and have been that good for a LONG time. That’s not to say that other manufacturers haven’t closed the gap significantly (as they have), but to try and discredit what VW has done and maintained over time is disingenuous.

          • bd0007

            These days, the GTI rarely wins comparison tests.

            The competition has gotten that much better.

    • Honda NSX-R

      I bet Hyundai dealers will give discounts on these though, so maybe you can get this Veloster N for less money than a GTi 🤷

  • MonkeyRider

    Spec looks good on the paper. Let’s see how it runs on the road, short and long term.

    • Jason Miller

      i30N has been out for a while. Raving reviews, no serious problems that I know about. Basically the same car.

      • Axiom Ethos

        No back doors is a deal breaker for me. They’d be smart to bring the i30N to the USA as well.

        • Tobias Schreyer

          There are two-doors on the right side (and one on the left side).

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’d love to have one of these

  • SkyBill40

    This’ll definitely be an interesting competitor in one of the most competitive segments around. I’m definitely interested despite being a long time VW owner.

  • Axiom Ethos

    This is WRX territory at this price while lacking rear doors and more cramped back seating. I’m guessing it will be both slower and handle worse than a current WRX. Definitely need to see those two compared. This car would be more attractive at 24-25k.

    • Able

      You’ve not read any reviews of the i30 N, have you? (same car underneath)

    • Jason Miller

      It will wipe the floor with the WRX.

  • showtime

    Just take my money now. Why do you do this to me, Hyundai.

  • ThatGuy

    I like this, i wonder how this will be like to drive, its a pity Hyundai here in RSA has bad customer service unlike the States and Australia. Thats the sole turn off for me based on geographics.

    I will say this the GTI aint is austair but the drive is epic and thrilling it really get the wedding vegetables going and beyond that build to work, and rigid but nice interior it is a blast. Like a very good friend.

    I know the A-Class and 1 Series are faster but they are brutal and if you don’t know what you doing will kill yourself, same for the GTI but the golf feels more composed maybe because its slower but it is epic to drive i cant put a finger on it, and i have driven them, good mates of mine have them.

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