Hyundai Veloster N Coming To US With 275 HP

The chassis features a "Power Sense" front suspension set-up with a zero-scrub design which is created to negate torque steer.

The Veloster should arrive here late in 2018 but whether the N version goes into RHD production is unclear at this time.

In addition, Velosters with manual gearboxes - for some reason it seems the DCT doesn't have this option - are able to be fitted with 18-inch alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

The rear of the Veloster N sports a larger N-design rear spoiler, rear fascia design with integrated diffuser, and performance-diameter, high-flow dual exhaust.

There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but considering the performance and market positioning of other Hyundai models, expect the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster N to fall somewhere in the $25,000-$30,000 range.

Under the hood is a 2.0-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged I4.

N INTERIOR DESIGN On the inside, Veloster N offers exclusive 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. It comes with either a six speed manual or a seven speed dual-clutch transmission, both developed in-house by Hyundai. The geometry is further optimized for linear torque build up and corner-exit precision.

Steering is done via an electric system which "adjusts assistance to changing driving conditions".

Powering the Veloster N is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with "up to" 205kW and 353Nm, suggesting a number of different tunes.

"It uses wheel-speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering". If you've got a little more coin to spend, Hyundai offers a limited slip differential and a bigger brake package, an improvement over the standard performance brakes.

Veloster N offers a wide range of driver tuning preference via its N Grin Control System drive mode selection system. Alternatively, there are normal, sport, eco, and N custom modes.

Veloster offers the Hyundai active safety suite, including standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which uses the car's front-facing camera to detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimise damage by braking autonomously. Optionally, you can upgrade those to 13.6-inch performance rotors are on the front, and 12.4-inch rotors on the rear. Once it makes its way stateside, the Veloster N can be bought in Ultra Black, Chalk White, Racing Red and N-exclusive Performance blue, which was shown on stage inside the Cobo Center.

Coloured accents, matching the exterior, have been added across the interior to give it a more personal feel.

Hyundai Motor America Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide, and the majority sold in the US are built at USA manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

Hyundai gave the Veloster N a few key visual updates to help set it apart from the rest of the lineup.

  • Fernando Stephens