2019 Hyundai Veloster N – the hot hatch millennials can actually afford

Hyundai unveiled the latest addition to its high performance range the Veloster N – born in Hyundai’s global R&D centre in Namyang, South Korea but groomed and nurtured at the Nurburging.

The Veloster N’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine boasts 275 hp and 352 Nm of torque. The turbo system intercooler is isolated from the condenser and radiator for even more efficient cooling of the intake charge.

Supporting the engine is a close-ratio, short-shift 6-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capabilities. The powertrain also includes a multi-mode, high flow active sport exhaust system with a variable exhaust actuator. In N mode, the Veloster riles the sensations with over-run exhaust crackles during spirited driving upshifts and rev-matched downshifts.

On the outside, the Veloster’s front end features N-specific items including a grille with dedicated front air ducts for enhanced brake cooling. At the back is a larger N-design spoiler, an integrated diffuser and a high-flow dual exhaust.

19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finished dual-spoke star design sits below the Veloster’s arches, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres. Underneath the lightweight wheels are upsized brake discs at both front and rear for better heat-dissipating brake performance.

Inside the Veloster, you get N-design front cloth sport seats, N-design steering wheel, shift knob and instrument cluster. The N-design cluster even comes with a sequential shift indicator.

Drive is supplemented by the N Power Sense Axle design for more precise, quicker and more progressive steering response. It’s cornering performance is further enhanced with with an electronically-controlled N Corner-Carving Limited-slip Differential.

Settings of the car can be adjusted via the N Grin Control drive mode selection system – with Normal, Sport, N, Eco and N custom modes. The different modes can influence throttle response, engine speed rev-matching, exhaust notes, suspension damping and steering feel.

The Veloster N is available in four colour choices – Ultra Black, Chalk White, Racing Red and the N-exclusive Performance Blue, inspired by Hyundai Motorsport.


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