2021 Hyundai Veloster N for Sale in Fairfield, CT
Hyundai brought out the Veloster N in 2019 to tempt performance seekers at an accessible price point. It’s back again, with some noteworthy improvements for model year 2021. First on that list is its horsepower increase, as it rises from 250 to 275 hp. It also gets a pleasingly vocal active exhaust, larger rotors, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, and Pirelli summer tires on 19-inch wheels – an upgrade from MY 2020’s tire setup. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is now offered as an alternative to the erstwhile six-speed manual.
The N in this joy-rider’s name pays homage to two significant spots on the map: first, Namyang, South Korea, where it was developed at Hyundai’s R&D facility, and second, the Nürburgring track in Germany, where the earliest Veloster N was tested. And, since this is a Hyundai, it’s covered not just by the industry’s best warranties (a 10-year/100K-mile powertrain warranty and 5-year/60K-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty) and 3 years/36K miles of scheduled maintenance (tire rotations, oil and filter changes, and multipoint inspections).
Powertrain and Performance Highlights
Where most vehicle models have a trim lineup, there’s just one version of the 2021 Veloster N. Under its hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission (with rev matching) coming standard; as mentioned in the intro, an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters is available. As rated by the EPA, the stick-shift Veloster N gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway; the dual-clutch automatic changes those numbers to 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
Some of the performance-boosting features of the ’21 Veloster N include an electronically controlled suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential (N Corner Carving Differential), and upgraded oversized brakes. A drive-mode selector (Normal, Sport, and Sport+) lets you customize from among seven chassis and powertrains settings, or you can let the car’s system make the call by using the N-mode button on the steering wheel. Aerodynamics are maximized with a rear underbody diffuser and a rear spoiler that’s mounted atop the hatch gate.
Standard Amenities and Safety Technology
We’ve already mentioned some of the tantalizing standard mechanical features of this attention-getting hatchback, but it’s loaded with comfort and convenience amenities as well. some of the highlights are heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, automatic climate control, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic LED headlights, keyless entry, N-logo sport seats, alloy sport pedals, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback for interior access to (and expansion of) the cargo area. The car’s infotainment system gets an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, an eight-speaker sound system by Infinity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and high-definition radio.
The 2021 Veloster gets Hyundai SmartSense, a suite of advanced driver-assist technologies (forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, high-beam assist, blind-spot collision warning, and rear cross-traffic collision warning). It’s also equipped with a rearview monitor for safer backing.