2022 Hyundai Veloster N for Sale in Fairfield, CT
Drivers with adrenaline-seeking tendencies need only look so far as the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N to get their fix. This high-output hot hatch debuted in 2019 and has quickly become the gold standard of affordable performance vehicles. The origin of the Veloster’s “N” designation comes from two cities that are significant in its creation: Namyang, South Korea, where it was developed, and Nürburgring, Germany, home of the racetrack where it was tested. While this car is unrelenting in its performance, it’s still an agreeable daily driver, suiting those with varying skill sets behind the wheel. It even comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan that covers routine oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multipoint inspections, a rare perk that you won’t get from many other automakers. Overall, the Veloster N is an attention-grabbing, nimble, and tech-abundant track beast made for those who truly love to drive and get a rush when the pedal is pushed to the metal.
Powertrain and Fuel Economy
There aren’t too many three-door cars out there, but the front-wheel drive Veloster N hatchback is one. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 275 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and teams up with a standard rev-matching six-speed manual transmission. For those who aren’t interested in shifting manually, an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with steering-wheel paddle shifters is optional. EPA ratings state that the manual models achieve 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while those with the eight-speed automatic return 20 city/27 highway.
In addition to its racy appearance, the ’22 Veloster N has some notable performance-enhancing features like an electronic limited-slip differential (N Corner Carving Differential), an electronically controlled suspension, and performance brakes. It also has a drive mode selector that lets you choose from Normal, Sport, and Sport+. You’ll be able to modify each of the seven chassis and powertrain settings through them, and if you want to go all out, a press of the N mode button on the steering wheel will up the performance ante even more.
Hyundai has filled the ’22 Veloster N with some excellent standard features. Outside, it receives 19-inch wheels with grippy Pirelli P Zero performance tires, automatic LED headlights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a rear underbody diffuser, a rear liftgate-mounted spoiler, and keyless entry. The cabin gets lightweight N-embossed sport seats, alloy sport pedals, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, push-button start, automatic climate control, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback.
The infotainment system is controlled via an 8-inch touchscreen and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a rich eight-speaker Infinity sound system, satellite radio, HD radio, and BlueLink Connected Car services.
Despite its status as an outright track warrior, the ’22 Veloster N comes with quite a few active safety technologies through the Hyundai SmartSense suite. These consist of forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, automatic high beams, driver attention warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.