Hatchbacks may be a lot more common in Europe where they virtually replace sedans, but hatchbacks are making a bit of a cultural statement lately. With cost-effective hatches popping up all over college campus parking lots and hot hatches gaining bigger and bigger followings, the time for the Hyundai Veloster N has come.
The 2021 model year brings a few changes over the previous year, but nothing to make it unfamiliar to fans of the second generation of the Veloster N. The three-door design remains a key element of the model’s uniqueness, but now owners can choose an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and enjoy it all from new lightweight front seats. The performance of the Veloster N remains undeniable. The chart below lists the engine specifications of the upgraded engine and many of the most exclusive available features on the 2021 Hyundai Veloster N.
|1.8L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
||Collision Mitigation Braking System™
||6-Speaker, 180-Watt Audio Output Sound System|
|Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
||Road Departure Mitigation System
||USB Audio Input with External Media Control|
|Available All-Wheel Drive
||Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist
||Single Zone Front Climate Control|
|141 Horsepower, 127 lb-ft of Torque
||Pre- and Post-Collision Safety System
The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N might not be a practical family car, but it isn’t trying to be. The Veloster N is meant to supply power and fun to enthusiasts and help give its rivals a healthy scare in the competition to see who makes the best hot hatch. As nice as it looks, the real joy of the Veloster N comes from driving it, especially taking corners and slipping through city traffic most crossovers find themselves lumbering around in. At the end of the day, the Veloster N is a love letter to existing fans, but it might also help pull in new admirers as well.