Hyundai Veloster N has been launched for the US market at the North American International Auto Show. The Veloster N model is part of the high-performance series of Hyundai cars. The N model integrates body design details that clearly differentiate it from the Veloster line up. Hyundai says that the N lineup emphasises on the 'driver’s heartbeats per minute (BPM), rather than revs per minute (RPM)' and has been developed to deliver incredible cornering ability on the track along with everyday drivability.
"Veloster N takes Hyundai to a new level of purchase consideration for true driving enthusiasts in the US market. The Veloster N is another example of Hyundai Motor's capabilities, creating an exciting sports car with thrilling dynamics combined with a compelling affordability equation as key to the N high-performance concept,” Albert Biermann, President and head of Performance Development and High-Performance Vehicle Division, Hyundai Motor Group, said.
On the outside, Hyundai Veloster N displays an N-design front fascia and grille with dedicated front air ducts for enhanced brake cooling. It gets N-design rocker side sills and rides on lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finish dual-spoke star design clearly differentiating the N model from other Veloster models.
Hyundai Veloster N will come with high-performance tyres, with standard 225/40R18 Michelin Pilot SuperSport summer tyres for the 18-inch wheel design and exclusive-compound 235/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero summer tyres for the available 19-inch alloy wheel.
Hyundai Veloster N offers a larger 2.0-litre, direct-injected turbocharged powerplant over the Veloster Turbo. The engine boasts of 275 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (estimated) and up to 352.5 Nm of torque from 1,450-4,700 rpm (estimated). The engine is backed up by a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capability.
On the inside, Hyundai Veloster N will have N-design front cloth sport seats with performance-focused bolstering, N-design steering wheel, shift knob, N-logo door sill plates and N-design instrument cluster. Interior details are accented by an N performance blue accent theme. As engine speed approaches redline, the N-design centre cluster displays a progressive sequential shift indicator, alerting the driver of an impending shift point for maximum acceleration.
Hyundai Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai’s global R&D centre, and was honed at its Nurburgring-based testing centre in Germany. The Veloster N begins production in September 2018 in Ulsan, Korea, with US market availability in the fourth quarter of 2018.