2021 Hyundai Veloster N Gets a Dual-Clutch Gearbox Option

by Shane McGlaun
2021 Hyundai Veloster N Gets a Dual-Clutch Gearbox Optionzoom in

Hyundai has announced details on the 2021 Hyundai Veloster N. While it’s much the same car it was in 2020, there’s now an optional eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for those who don’t care to row their own with the 6-speed manual. Hyundai says that the new transmission meets the N brand thermal capacity and endurance standards.

Along with the dual-clutch, you’ll also get launch control for minimizing launch times. Hyundai estimates a 0-to-60 time of 5.6 seconds with this transmission, which also includes a mode called “N Grin Shift,” that overboosts the turbocharger momentarily to push torque from 260 lb-ft. to 278 lb-ft for up to 20 seconds. Plus, every 2021 Veloster N comes with the Performance Package standard, so that means 275 hp, an electronic limited-slip differential, and the variable exhaust valve system, among other upgrades.

Hyundai has also confirmed that the car will feature standard N Light Sport Seats with an illuminated N logo. These seats are 4.4 pounds lighter than the previous seats, and have performance side bolsters to keep you in your seat while cornering hard.

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The car also gains a new standard eight-inch display audio/navigation system, along with a slew of new standard driver assistance features, including Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Warning, and Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning.

Hyundai will also replace the Chalk White color with a new white exterior color in November. The vehicle still maintains the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five-year/60,000 mile new vehicle warranty along with complimentary maintenance for three years/36,000 miles.

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