While we wait patiently for news on the local introduction date for the VW Golf GTI-rivalling Hyundai i30 N, we've learnt that the Veloster N is also in Hyundai South Africa's sights. Are you curious as to what the Veloster N will sound like? Well, this video showing a pre-production Veloster N gives us a strong indication.
Hyundai unveiled an all-new Veloster and performance-orientated Veloster N earlier this year at the Detroit Motor Show. The Veloster N follows from the highly anticipated i30 N and is the second N model to come from the Seoul-based brand.
The Veloster N is powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre engine used in the i30 N and offers 205 kW and 353 Nm of torque with a 6-speed manual transmission fitted as standard.
The Veloster N is differentiated visually from its lesser Veloster sibling with beefier bumpers, new grille design, roof mounted spoiler, rear diffuser and dual exhaust pipes. The interior is fitted with sports seats, a sporty steering wheel and gear lever as well as an N-design instrument cluster with N-logos seen on the sill plates.
As is the case with the i30 N, Hyundai is eager to introduce the Veloster N here, provided the local importer can procure stock at a cost that will make the model price competitive. We expect it to reach our shores late in 2018 or in 2019.
The video below shows a pre-production Veloster N, but more importantly, it gives us an idea of what the car will sound like. Let us know if you like what you hear…