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Hyundai Runs Sizzler Media Day With the Veloster N at Nürburgring

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2019 Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai revealed its high-powered 2019 Veloster N, the first of its new N performance sub-brand, back in January at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. However, Hyundai wanted to emphasize the Veloster N’s performance capabilities, so it took it to the most famous course track in modern vehicle testing for its very first media drive: the Nürburgring in Nordschleife, Germany.

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To be fair, it isn’t as though the Veloster N hasn’t been to the Nürburgring already. After it was first made in Namyang, where Hyundai’s global R&D center is, the company took the high-speed Veloster to its Nürburgring-based testing center in Germany.

Mostly, this event served as a fresh application of oil to the media frying pan to generate some more sizzle around the 2019 Veloster N.

Perhaps the largest difference is the Veloster N’s larger 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which gives the Veloster N 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, controlled using a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed manual transmission.

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The Veloster N received upgrades to pretty much every aspect of the vehicle. On the exterior, N-design upgrades include 19-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, and four specific N-design color choices. Inside is a host of N-design elements and information display tweaks. Finally, the Veloster N comes with a powertrain upgrade, special N-design chassis elements, oversized performance brakes, and even a drive mode selection system.

The 2019 Veloster N will go into production in September, with delivery to the U.S. to begin sometime in the following three months.