The updated Hyundai Veloster N debuts with a new 8-speed wet DCT

The new gearbox optimizes performance and provides a 7% increase in torque
by Leandre Grecia | Apr 21, 2020
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It seems the previous Veloster N wasn’t quite enough for Hyundai anymore, as the Korean carmaker has just released a revamped model that promises even better performance than before—as if the old one lacked power, right?

Anyway, Hyundai hasn’t tweaked the car’s looks—the car looks basically the same from the outside, but it has some big changes under the hood with the introduction of an all-new N eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

This new transmission comes with N Grin Shift, which allows turbocharger overboost to increase torque by 7%—from 353Nm to 378Nm, to be exact. It also boasts N Power Shift, which engages and mitigates torque reduction through upshifting whenever the car accelerates with more than 90% of the throttle. To top it all off, the new gearbox has an N Track Sense Shift feature that provides optimal performance by automatically selecting the proper gear and shift timing according to real-time road conditions.

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Hyundai has likewise equipped the updated Veloster N with a new infotainment system through which drivers can configure the aforementioned transmission features. There are also new N light sports bucket seats in the cabin, too, weighing approximately 2kg less than the standard seats.

In addition to all these, the Veloster N gets upgrades such as rev matching, launch control, and overboost. The Hyundai SmartSense safety package, meanwhile, includes front and blind-spot collision avoidance assist, driver attention warning, lane-following assist, lane-keeping assist, high-beam assist, and rear cross-traffic collision warning.

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“Veloster N demonstrates Hyundai’s approach to high-performance cars. By equipping Veloster N with N DCT, drivers get performance and convenience at the same time,” said Hyundai Motor product division head Thomas Schemera. “Anyone who wants a fun driving experience will jump at the chance to pilot the new Veloster N—an everyday sports car with racetrack capabilities.”

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The new Veloster N will be available in South Korea this month, after which sales in other markets will follow. If Hyundai were to sell it here in the Philippines, would you want to get one yourself?

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