2022 Hyundai Veloster N for Sale in Springfield, MA
There are people who drive simply out of necessity, and then there are the driving enthusiasts of the world. Those are the folks who truly enjoy the act of driving – and that requires a certain type of car. The 2022 Veloster N fits the bill as a driving enthusiast’s car. In fact, it was the first of a growing number of Hyundai nameplates to wear the “N” label representing the automaker’s performance niche. That letter stands for two cities with a big role in the performance car’s creation: Namyang (South Korea), where Hyundai R&D developed it, and Nürburgring (Germany), home of the race track where the Veloster proved its merits.
Even before you start up the Veloster N and hear its sweet, throaty exhaust note, you’ll notice its unique appearance: this is a rare three-door, looking like a coupe with one door on the driver’s side, but with two doors on the passenger side for easier access to the back row. But the highlights are in the mechanical category, led by a powerful turbocharged engine, sport-tuned suspension, and enhanced drive modes that the operator can choose when the mood strikes.
This car fits well with Hyundai’s dedication to value; it’s a compelling alternative to other cars that offer similar drive quality but cost more. Another benefit of the Veloster N is America’s Best Warranty, which includes 5 years/60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and powertrain protection for 10 years/100,000 miles. Hyundai also provides 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance (oil/filter changes, tire rotations, and multipoint inspections) and 5 years of roadside assistance.
Powertrain and Performance Specs
The heart and soul of the front-wheel-drive Veloster N is its 275 horsepower (260 lb.-ft. of torque) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed close-ratio manual transmission with rev matching comes standard to please old-school driving enthusiasts, but an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters is an option. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the stickshift; the automatic transmission yields 20 city/27 highway.
The Veloster N is built with specialized components with performance in mind – for example, an electronic limited-slip differential, which supplies what the automaker calls “N corner carving differential,” plus enhanced brakes and an electronically controlled adaptive sport suspension. To add to the fun factor, drivers will feel further engaged using the drive mode selector (with settings for Normal, Sport, and Sport+) and modifying the array of seven different chassis and powertrain settings. There’s even an N mode button mounted on the steering wheel for the ultimate driving experience, and an active sound exhaust, where you control the valve opening and – along with it – the intensity of the car’s sound.
Standard and Optional Equipment
The Veloster N also gets automatic LED projector headlights, LED taillights and daytime running lights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, keyless entry with push-button start, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The track-inspired cabin has alloy pedals, N Line Sport buckets seats, a perforated leather steering wheel, a tilt and telescopic steering column, air conditioning and automatic temperature control, a 4.2-inch driver information display, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback. Hyundai has packed it full of driver-assist technology as well, with forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, blind-spot collision warning, and rear cross-traffic collision warning all included.
The infotainment system is controlled via an 8-inch color touchscreen and packs in everything you and your passengers need to stay entertained and connected: navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. Veloster N buyers also get a 3-year subscription to BlueLink services for emergency aid and vehicle diagnostics.