2019 Hyundai Veloster N
Make Your Heart Beat Faster With a Dose of Vitamin N
Hyundai’s high-performance N line-up is being developed to make the driver’s heart beat faster whenever they’re behind the wheel. Instead of focusing on outright performance numbers, and with fun-to-drive character as a top priority, Veloster N has been developed to deliver thrilling cornering ability coupled with everyday sports car drivability and race track capability.
“The Veloster N is another example of Hyundai’s capabilities, creating an exciting sports car with thrilling dynamics combined with a compelling affordability equation as key to the N high-performance concept,” said Albert Biermann, president and head of Performance Development and High-Performance Vehicle Division, Hyundai Motor Group.
N EXTERIOR DIFFERENTIATION
From the outside, Veloster N provides an exclusive N-design front fascia and grille with dedicated front air ducts for enhanced brake cooling.
In profile, exclusive N-design rocker side sills and lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finish dual-spoke star design clearly differentiate the N model from other Veloster models. 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.
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. Interior details are accented by an N performance blue accent theme.
Mechanically, Veloster N offers a larger 2.0-liter, 275 horsepower direct-injected turbocharged powerplant for responsive, thrilling. The turbo system intercooler is isolated from the condenser and radiator for even more efficient cooling of the intake. The high-performance engine is backed up by a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capability.
N SUSPENSION GEOMETRY AND TUNING
Generous torque from the turbocharged powertrain is smoothly and efficiently delivered to the tarmac by an N Power Sense Axle design. Veloster N’s Power Sense axle geometry features a zero-scrub radius for more precise steering, quicker response, and a direct on-centre feel, with increased steering linearity.
Veloster N offers a wide range of driver tuning preference via its drive mode selection system. Modes include Normal, Sport, N, Eco and N Custom, differentiating engine throttle response, engine speed rev-matching, exhaust note, active differential tuning, suspension damping rates, steering feel and yaw-control characteristics.
Veloster N braking features oversized 13.6-inch performance rotors on the front axle and 12.4-inch rotors on the rear, for confident, heat-dissipating braking performance coupled with a firm pedal feel.
Veloster N models will be available in four exterior colours in Canada: Phantom Black, Chalk White, Ignite Flame Red, and N-exclusive Performance Blue, inspired by Hyundai Motorsport. Interior combinations are black with unique moulding accent colours.
Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai’s global R&D centre, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing centre in Germany. The Veloster N begins production in September 2018 in Ulsan, Korea, with availability in Canada expected near the end of 2018.