Hyundai Veloster N Performance Package Really Loves To Corner

Hyundai’s venture into the compact performance segment began two years ago with the launch of the i30 N. Part of their N performance sub-brand, it’s a hot hatch aimed at the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The lineup then grew to include the Veloster N and the i30 Fastback N.

The former was recently demonstrated at the company’s California Proving Grounds not long ago, on an improvised autocross course. The version that we see here is the Performance Package. It costs $29,000, excluding an $885 delivery fee, and adds a limited-slip differential with electronic control, sports exhaust system, bigger brakes and 19-inch wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero tires.

Also See: Is The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Any Match For The Honda Civic Type R?

It also gets the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine in its top form, meaning that it has 271 HP (275 PS) instead of the base version’s 246 HP (250 PS). The unit is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission and returns 25 mpg US (9.4 l/100 km / 30 mpg UK) on average.

For a front-wheel drive car, the Veloster N attacks corners like a champ. Understeer kicks in later than expected, which once again proves just how much work Hyundai N’s engineers put into it.

Since actions footage speaks louder than words, we’ll let you see for yourselves how the new Veloster N performs in the video right below.

 

  • Mike Gonzalez

    this would be a car to consider if Hyundai made up their mind and make it either a 3 door or a 5 door hatch… I can’t with asymmetry

    • Galaxium

      Market research probably shows that people in the US aren’t really interested in hatches, but the people who are, most likely are going to be younger people who want something interesting and exciting (hence the asymmetrical design and more youthful design).

      I think the Elantra GT Sport model is more for older people who want a more mature vehicle.

    • Jason Miller

      3-doors is this car’s “thing”. It’s never going to change. Not sure why people can’t seem to get that.

    • Bash

      Your mean either a PROPER 3- door or a 5 door. because this is a -ahem- a 3 door kinda car. lol, But i totally agree with you, we are on the same page.

  • Dude

    It sounds amazing. That’s the the CTR should sound like

  • SteersUright

    Sounds great. Looks fun to drive too. However, the price ($29k) is way to high for a Korean performance car with no pedigree, a cheap looking interior and rather sedate design. The Gti is always leagues ahead on the inside and in its premium feel. If this were closer to $20k, it would be a no-brainer, cheap alternative to Gti.

    • Jason Miller

      $20k? Are you crazy? It undercuts most of the competition, while being as fast or faster than them. With a better warranty. My Elantra Sport was $18,900 out the door and that was a steal.

  • Alduin

    Hyundai really dropped the ball by not offering the i30 aka Elantra GT hatchback N here. Nobody cares about the stupid and akward looking veloster.

    • Bash

      So true.

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