Hyundai unveiled a true hot hatchback last year with the Veloster N. It was good enough to catch everyone’s attention and will roll into 2020 mostly unchanged. That’s fine because the Veloster N is a standout car with a manual transmission and sporty trim bits all around. The standard 2.0-liter 250-horsepower four-cylinder will return, as will the option to upgrade to 275 hp with a performance package. Did we mention manual transmission? That’s the only option for the Veloster N, and it comes with rev-matching technology.
The Veloster N comes with a driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlights, sport pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob. Infotainment comes by way of an 8-inch screen, and the N gets standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an Infinity Premium Audio System, Hyundai Blue Link, and dual USB ports.
The Veloster is a unique vehicle and doesn’t have many direct competitors on the market, especially in its performance form. The Honda Civic Type-R is the closest worthy competitor but is significantly more expensive. The 2020 Veloster N will start at $27,400 with a $2,100 Performance Package option.
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