The 2021 Veloster N is a Hyundai’s highly-anticipated performance sport compact. Designed to provide plenty of driving fun at a reasonable cost, the 2021 Veloster N will be available this fall. Previously available only with a manual transmission, the Veloster N broadens its appeal for 2021 with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. With the help of Apple Valley Hyundai, Winchester, VA, let’s take a closer look at Hyundai’s 2021 highly-anticipated sports compact.
One of the first questions you might be asking is: what does the N stands for? Answer: it represents two cities important to Hyundai. First, Namyang, South Korea, the city in which Hyundai Motor’s global research and development headquarters is located. And Nürburgring, Germany, the hardcore sports track where most of Hyundai’s testing is done.
The big news is the addition of an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Previously, a six-speed manual was the only transmission choice. Hyundai decided to offer the automatic transmission option due to high consumer demand. Other options for 2021 are: heated seats and steering wheel, new bolstered sport seats and an upgraded infotainment system. Hyundai says that new driver-assistance features also appear for 2021, including forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist.
Plus, there is the 2021 Veloster N warranty. Hyundai is known for its lengthy warranties and the 2021 Veloster N is no exception. The standard Limited warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles and the Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles.
The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both six-speed manual and eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions are available. At the present time, front-wheel drive is the only drivetrain choice. With the base power train, the EPA rates the manual-transmission Veloster N at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Ratings are not yet available for the automatic-transmission model.
Yes, there sure is. The Veloster N performance package adds extra horsepower (for a total of 275 hp), a corner-carving limited-slip differential (eLSD), an active sport exhaust system, upgraded sport brakes, and Pirelli P Zero tires mounted on 19-inch rims.
Hyundai's standard 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system now sports upgraded software with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. An Infinity premium audio system with seven speakers plus a subwoofer comes standard. Hyundai's highly-acclaimed Blue Link Connected Care and Remote System features in-vehicle service reminders, diagnostic alerts, and roadside assistance, while the remote services include the ability to pre-warm or pre-cool the interior for up to 10 minutes before you get in.
The Veloster N is a great sport compact and offers a boat-load of features. No wonder demand for this sport compact is so high. If you want to see a Veloster N for yourself, make an appointment to visit Apple Valley Hyundai, Winchester, VA. The folks at Apple Valley Hyundai can arrange a test drive and can answer any questions you might have.