Hyundai Veloster N

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Description

Hyundai unveiled its high performance Veloster N model at the 2018 North American International Auto Show based on the second generation Veloster. Like the i30 N, the range topping Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai’s global R&D center, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing center in Germany.

Mechanically, Hyundai Veloster N offers a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged powerplant (the same engine with the i30 N Performance). The engine boasts up to an available 275 horsepower (202kw) and 353 Nm of torque. The turbo system intercooler is isolated from the condenser and radiator for even more efficient cooling of the intake charge while it also benefits from a two-stage induction system for maximum output at all rpm ranges. The engine compression ratio is 9.5:1.

The car is available with a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capability. The transmission uses carbon-coated synchro rings and gear material reinforcement for smoother operation and lower overall shift force coupled with a positive engagement feel. The Veloster N clutch also utilizes a double-layer facing clutch disc design for increased burst strength and torque capability.

Since 2020, the Veloster N is also available with the all-new 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT). The new gearbox is equipped with electronic actuators that operate the double-clutch providing ride comfort, fuel efficiency and driving fun. The N Grin Shift (NGS) overboost mode gives access to an increased 377 Nm of torque (+24 Nm) for up to 20″ of operation. Additionally, N Power Shift (NPS) engages when the car accelerates with more than 90% of throttle, thereby mitigating any reduction in torque by using upshifts to deliver maximum power to the wheels. The N DCT also comes with N Track Sense Shift (NTS) that discerns when road conditions are optimal for dynamic driving and activates automatically, selecting the right gear and shift timing just like a professional race car driver to provide optimal performance.

Hyundai Veloster N offers a wide range of driver tuning preference via its N Grin Control System drive mode selection system (modes include Normal, Sport, N, Eco and N Custom). Along with other features, such as Rev Matching, Launch Control and Overboost, Veloster N is optimized to automatically sense the customer’s driving style as well as the road conditions to optimize shift points. The powertrain sports a multi-mode, high-flow active sport exhaust system with a variable exhaust actuator. Unique suspension tuning is derived from a multi-mode electronically-controlled suspension with a track-focused N mode available. The electronically-controlled N Corner-Carving Limited-slip Differential improves launch performance, reduces acceleration slip understeer and increases maximum cornering speed via precise torque-vectoring.

Visually, the Veloster N is distinguished by the version-specific bodykit with red detailing that includes a redesigned front bumper with larger intakes, extended side sills, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels shod in 235/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero tires, a large rear spoiler and a new rear bumper with integrated diffuser and dual exhaust pipes. Inside, the car offers exclusive N-design front cloth sport seats with heavier bolstering, N-design steering wheel, shift knob, N-logo door sill plates, and N-design instrument cluster. Since 2020, there is also the optional N Light Sports Bucket Seats upholstered in suede-like Alcantara, have an illuminated N logo on the upper side of the backrest and weight approximately 2kg less than the standard units.

 

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Additional information

Model

Hyundai Veloster MK2 N

Production

2018-present

Segment

C

Doors

4

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

275

Power (kw)

202

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

353 / 377

Torque (@rpm)

@1450-4700 rpm

0-100km/h

6,1 / 5,6

Top Speed (km/h)

250

Top Speed (mph)

155

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,0

CO2 (g/km)

163 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT / 8 AT

Weight

1325 kg

Length

4240 mm

Width

1800 mm

Height

1395 mm

Wheelbase

2650 mm

Front Track

1557 mm

Rear Track

1564 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

235/35 R19

Front Brakes

345 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

314 mm Ventilated Discs