2019 Hyundai Veloster – The new Hyundai Veloster N has been photographed for pricing information about Nurburgring Nordschleife and its surrounding area.
A closer look around the sides reveals a reduced ride height, sturdy side skirts and five-spoke sports wheels wrapped in low profile and competitive tires. Again, the camouflage is in the direction of the body panels, but the thick covers on the rear fenders can hide large air vents like those seen on the Veloster RM16 concept. Around the back, there are two other features that suggest that it is not a regular Veloster. This is quite different from the Veloster Turbo, which has a dual channel configuration in the middle. Then there is the significantly larger wing above the tailgate, which suggests better aerodynamics and increased stability at high speeds. Quite clearly, do not expect Veloster N to be based on the RM16 concept. And if the current Veloster is an indication, the next generation will also be the I Love or Hate variety.
It’s hard to say what we’ll find in the 2019 Hyundai Veloster in the absence of spy shots, but Hyundai should add some extras to the standardized Veloster cabin. For beginners, the hatchback will benefit from the new cabin that the Korean brand is preparing for the regular hatchback. It should have a more modern and clean design, an updated infotainment system with a larger display, a redesigned steering wheel and possibly a digital instrument cluster. In addition, the N should have custom screens for the info-info and cluster instrument, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a pair of forward-inspired race seats. We should also find a set of sports pedals, unique furnishing options and a range of “N” badges on the seats, steering wheel, center console and instrument panel. Hyundai could even go so far as to offer a rear seat removal.
The front-wheel power supply should be the newly developed 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 from Hyundai N. The engine has survived the Nürburgring endurance race 24 hours a day and, in the i30 N, features 246 forms and 271 horses. Even more power is possible for the Veloster N. Also in the Veloster N, expect the engine to be coupled to a dual clutch transmission at 8 speeds. The i30 N offers only a 6-speed manual, but it should receive the 8-speed DCT as an option later in the life cycle.
With the i30 N scheduled to debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, we suspect that Hyundai will not take the Veloster N circle until the 2018 auto-show season, the model being on sale before the end of the year. Given the competition, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster has focused on its project, expect Hyundai to bring the high-performance trap to the market for about $ 25,000.