Introducing the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Package

The Hyundai Veloster is a coupe first released to the United States in the fall of 2011. The Veloster made a name for itself with its unique body design, consisting of three doors, with one larger door on the driver side and two smaller doors on the passenger side. In North America, the vehicle is equipped with BlueLink, an advanced telematics system. The system provides customers with automatic crash notification, vehicle diagnostics, and remote control of certain vehicle features.

Coming to the 2019 model of the Hyundai Veloster is the highly anticipated "N Package". Bringing the Veloster's horsepower to an upgraded 275 horsepower engine with an electronically controlled limited slip, a performance exhaust, bigger brakes and wheels. The Veloster N will be available only with a manual gearbox, making it extra special for enthusiasts alike. The manual transmission is a 6-speed offering close ratios and downshift with rev-matching capabilities. Hyundai has made sure to inform consumers that this new addition to the line-up is focused primarily on the enjoyment for the driver. The Hyundai Veloster N follows the classic hot-rod formula of dropping an engine from a bigger car into a smaller one. This car is equipped with a 2.0 liter turbo-charged 4-cylinder, with the entry level Veloster producing 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.

 

The turbo is a twin-scroll design giving the engine the ability to build power right off idle. Boasting a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds and 260 lbs-foot torque, this little sports car is expected to rival the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Ford Focus ST. As far as exterior design, the N package has it's own spoiler, rear diffuser, front fascia, grille, side sills, LED headlamps, LED tail-lights, high-performance exhaust, larger brake rotors, and functional air ducts, promoting brake cooling. For the interior, there are front cloth sports seats, as well as an N-design steering wheel, shift known, and badging on sill plates. There's blue accenting throughout referencing the N-exclusive "Performance Blue" paint color. The car also comes in white, black, and red.

   

In 2015, Hyundai inaugurated their very own performance division, N. The veloster is the first US market vehicle to come from the N team. Hyundai launched a similar vehicle, the i30 N Hatchback in Europe approximately one year ago. This newest addition to Hyundai's line-up builds on the new, second generation version of the Veloster.

  

After the success of the Genesis luxury brand, it is a driver's hope that Hyundai is realizing the promise encased in the last-gen Veloster turbo while creating a performance sub brand. The engineer from BMW's M Performance brand, Albert Biermann has been brought on as the new head of test and high-performance development. He is thrilled to have been given the freedom to bring the hatchback into a legitimate sport compact. As for the naming of the letter "N" itself, it's a shout-out to the company's engineering center in Namyang, Korea. In addition to being an homage to the engineering center, it also reflects the division's cars being tested and proven on Nurburgring in Germany.

 
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