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Hyundai Veloster N Almost Certainly a Reality

It's no secret that the first Hyundai to receive the "N' high-performance badge will be the i30 and Veloster may get an N variant in few years.
Posted: June 7, 2017 - 4:14PM
Author: Tim Healey

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That vehicle won’t be offered in the U.S., but the standard i30 will be sold in the States as the Elantra GT.

Fret not, Hyundai performance fans, as Motor Authority reports that the upcoming Veloster may get an N variant as soon as 2019, and it would likely be sold in North America.

Prototypes Spotted Testing

Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive variants of the next Veloster have been spied testing, but they’re likely development mules used to test engineering – there’s very little chance the next Veloster will have that layout, N version or not. We’d expect it to remain front-engine, front-drive.

A concept spotted testing on the Nürburgring in Germany reportedly had a special version of the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which has been developed for use in N products, under the hood. With this tuning, it supposedly makes 295 horsepower.

More Details to Come This Fall

More details are expected to emerge this fall, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. If the car has numbers even close to what’s reported above, it should be plenty quick. A Veloster N with nearly 300 ponies sounds good to us.

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