The Hyundai Veloster N will probably be discontinued within the US this yr to make means for N variants of sedans/saloons and compact crossovers.
Sadly, the Hyundai Veloster N was by no means accessible for us over right here within the UK, however quickly will probably be faraway from Hyundai’s North American mannequin lineup in favour of making extra N variants of larger sedans and saloons, in addition to compact crossovers and even SUVs.
It comes as no shock as Hyundai started eradicating the Veloster in non-N trim final yr, and has since additionally launched new N automobiles within the type of the Elantra N sedan and Kona N (we additionally get this one right here within the UK).
Powering the Hyundai Veloster N is a 2.0-litre T-GDI engine, the identical engine we get within the i30 N right here within the UK. Just like the i30 N, you’ll be able to both have 250hp in the usual trim Veloster N or 275hp and 260lb-ft of torque should you equip the efficiency bundle. You solely get a alternative of a 6-speed handbook in the usual trim, whereas efficiency pack homeowners have the selection of a handbook gearbox or 8-speed N Twin Clutch Transmission gearbox for quicker gear adjustments. Just like the i30 N, the Veloster N drives the entrance wheels through an digital restricted slip differential and also you additionally get a bunch of customisable drive modes for no matter driving state of affairs.
Efficiency smart, the quickest automotive is the efficiency pack-equipped Veloster N with the N-DCT, which can get from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds. The handbook equal does it in half a second slower at 6.1 seconds.
Regardless of being a well-respected sizzling hatch, the likes of Street and Observe voted it as its Efficiency Automotive of the 12 months in 2020, Hyundai’s focus is on bigger autos, a development that has seen the demise of various fashions from producers lineups.
In the event you’re a fan of the standard sizzling hatch, now’s your time to pay money for one.