Hyundai Veloster N Is The Hot Hatch It Always Should Have Been
Since the launch of the Hyundai Veloster a decade ago … it is only recently that this hot-hatch fulfilled its potential as a serious contender with the sizzling sporty N model.
Even bouncing around the Global RallyCross series for years with some impressive showings, and with the Hyundai Elantra N sports car turning heads in the FIA World RallyCross Championship, the Veloster built a modest racing profile.
As of 2022 the regular affordable Hyundai Veloster is being discontinued … while the N Series will carry on hoping to carve out a share of this small and sporty class that may attract more interest as fuel prices reach new heights.
The fun factor of the Hyundai Veloster N is slicked up, tricked out and pumped up to rock the road with an aggressive down swept hood converging in a sparkling black jewel effect front grill, high tech back swept lighting with lower louvre and sharp red accent lines.
Astride low profile tires on 5 double spoke 19” wheels with red performance brake calipers peeking out, this bad boy takes to the road with a throaty roar and king bee sting as the Turbo 2.0 liter four cylinder pumping 275 horsepower does 0 – 60 in 4.8 seconds
Inside it’s a snug racing rig with the cool kitsch of illuminated “N” logo in the seat back. The electronic analog and digital driver info display, sharp center infotainment screen and a full suite of safety features round out a package well worth the $32,500 ticket.