Hyundai has unveiled the new Veloster N. Powered by an all-new 8-speed wet-type dual-clutch transmission (N DCT), the new Veloster N is engineered to be a pleasure to drive.
Hyundai developed the N DCT transmission to offer the feel of a manual transmission and the convenience of an automatic transmission. Thanks to N DCT, the new Veloster N can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, 0.5 seconds faster than its manual transmission.
The DCT N transmission features electronic dual clutch actuators for comfort, fuel economy and most importantly driving pleasure. Unlike a dual-clutch, dry-clutch transmission, the N DCT uses oil that greatly improves lubrication and cooling efficiency, allowing more torque to be transmitted.
The N DCT offers video game-like features to enhance driving enjoyment. N Grin Shift (NGS) increases torque by 7 percent from 353 to 378 Nm, allowing the turbo to momentarily "reboot" and maximizing transmission response for 20 seconds.
On the other hand, the N Power Shift (NPS) function is activated when the car accelerates over 90 percent of the throttle. This reduces the torque drop caused by gear changes to provide maximum power to the wheels. This gives the driver a sense of dynamic acceleration when changing gears.
The N DCT is also equipped with N Track Sense Shift (NTS), which recognizes when road conditions are optimal for dynamic driving and activates automatically, choosing the right gears and shift times like a professional race car driver for optimal performance.
All of the above functions can be configured using the 8-inch high-definition display of the new infotainment system. The upgraded multimedia system is paired with JBL's high-quality audio system for audiophile listening pleasure.
In addition to features like Rev Matching, Launch Control and Overboost, the Veloster N automatically detects the customer's driving style as well as road conditions to select the right shift points. For example, if the car is driving downhill, it will slow down the engine to reduce the risk of the disc brakes overheating. If the driver decides to go to the race track, the car will use the full range of available engine speeds to provide the best possible performance.
The Veloster N is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies, including Forward Collision Avoidance System (FCA), Driver Attention Warning System (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LFA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Blind Spot Monitor (BCW) and Cross Traffic Alert (RCCW).
Customers can also equip the new Veloster N with N Light Sports bucket seats. The one-piece bucket seats are finished with soft Alcantara upholstery to keep the driver in the right position when the car enters a corner at high speed. Track seats are thinner and weigh about 2kg less than standard seats. As the name suggests, N Light Sports bucket seats feature an illuminated N logo at the top of the back to enhance interior aesthetics. The luminous N logos, combined with the other lights in the interior, create a unique atmosphere.
N DCT and other new features have allowed the Hyundai brand to develop the Fun to Drive philosophy. The new Veloster N is a true Corner Rascal that brings track capabilities to your everyday sports car.
“The Veloster N reflects Hyundai's approach to performance vehicles. By equipping the Veloster N with the N DCT system, riders experience both greater performance and comfort at the same time. Anyone who wants to enjoy driving will love the new Veloster N, an everyday sports car with track capability.” Thomas Shemera, head of product division at Hyundai Motor, said.
Hyundai introduced the N brand to make the driver's heart beat faster every time he is behind the wheel. The Veloster N was developed at the Global R&D Center in Korea and then tested and validated at the Nürburgring Test Center, Germany.
The new Hyundai Veloster N will go on sale in South Korea this month and other markets later.