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2021 Hyundai Veloster N Overview

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Front side view of parked 2021 Hyundai Veloster N
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If your top priority is fun behind the wheel, the 2021 Veloster N was designed to deliver just that. As the high-performance version of the funky three-door Veloster hatchback, the Veloster N brings amped-up horsepower, extra-responsive handling, and sport-inspired styling to the Hyundai lineup. It’s a hot hatch that can hold its own on the track — or deliver a jolt of excitement to everyday driving situations.

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Front side view of 2021 Hyundai Veloster N driving around track
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Performance and handling

Under its hood, the 2021 Veloster N packs a 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. For the transmission, choose between the standard six-speed manual with rev-matching or an available new eight-speed wet dual-clutch with paddle shifters. Special DCT settings like N Grin Shift and N Power Shift help to maximize the car’s acceleration and responsiveness.

The Veloster N also provides seven selectable drive modes that adjust chassis and steering response for different driving situations. An electronically controlled limited-slip differential enables tighter cornering. The electronically controlled suspension allows for more composed everyday handling and more aggressive performance on the track.

Close-up rear view of 2021 Hyundai Veloster N
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Exterior features

The exterior of the Veloster N presents plenty of unique N Brand styling touches to emphasize the car’s sporty nature. The 19-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires and flaunt red brake calipers. Other key exterior features include enlarged exhaust outlets, an N-specific gloss black rear spoiler, and LED headlights and taillights.

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2021 Hyundai Veloster N front seats
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Interior features

Sport-themed styling dominates the Veloster N’s interior. New bolstered front bucket seats come trimmed in black cloth and feature illuminated N logos. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob show off special N designs, while alloy pedals add another sporty element. The cabin also includes convenient features like automatic temperature control with auto defogging, push-button start, and a gauge cluster that displays performance-related driving stats.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N touch screen
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Safety and infotainment tech

The Veloster N’s cockpit centers on an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. This comes equipped with built-in navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and SiriusXM radio. Sound plays through an eight-speaker Infinity Premium Audio system. The car’s extensive standard safety features includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Following and Lane Keeping Assist, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning.

For detailed information on other cars and SUVs in the Hyundai lineup, check out our page of model overviews at The News Wheel.