Time to rethink the whole ‘I only want an sport utility vehicle’ thing folks, ’cause the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Brings everything you need to the table with this spunky little hatchback.
The newly minted division under Hyundai, the ‘N’ division, has decided to kick into the United States market with this little high performance beast that’s set its aim directly at the likes of the Volkswagen GTI and the Honda Type R who are the current category kings. And the funny thing is, this little gem just might give those guys a real run for their money based and will be doing it with a whole bunch of personality.
The current set up will see the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N come with a 2.0 Litre in line four engine that will push you with anywhere between 250 and 275 horses with a torque that will red line out at around two hundred and sixty pounds per square foot. So when you add it all up, this is a pretty big delivery for what’s assumed to be a car coming in probably sub thirty thousand.
You’ll be working with a six speed manual transmission, good luck to our millennial friends trying to work the ‘stick’, and will probably provide you with a nice road feeling through its tight steering and the five pretty common drive modes that include Eco, Normal, Sport, the N regular and the higher end N Custom – which will give you the flexibility to pick and play with you experience. Add this to the more refined, ok that may be a stretch, look than some of its cartoon like character competitors – yes we’re looking at you Honda Type R.
So overall you can expect a pretty cool overall experience that will move you perkily up and down the roads and get you to sixty in about 5 seconds, which puts it in range of the Type R but with a slightly cooler edge.