From a technical point of view, the novelty that has been tested on the Nurburgring German circuit virtually imitates the Hyundai i30 N.
As for the exterior and interior design, which must be typical of a sports car, the Veloster N differs from a common model through a new aerodynamic exterior kit. The front bumper includes sockets through which the air flows to the braking mechanisms and cools them. There is also a splitter at the edge of the radiator grille that goes down.
On the side we have new thresholds and alloy wheels that can measure 18 inches and come with Michelin Pilot SuperSport, or 19 inches with Pirelli P-Zero tires. In the rear there is a “double” spoiler, and two massive exits of the active sports exhaust.
Under the hood is a 2.0-liter T-GDI turbo engine that produces nearly 280 hp and 352 Nm of torque (the i30 N is available in two power variations). The gearbox is a six-speed manual gearbox whose switch time is shortened. Dynamic features have not been announced yet.
The sport hatchback can be painted in just four colors (for the US market): Ultra Black, Chalk White, Racing Red and N-exclusive Performance Blue.
Production of the new Hyundai Veloster N will begin in September 2018 in Ulsan, South Korea. The first cars will reach the US by the end of the year. The starting price is still unknown.