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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Is Coming For The GTI’s Hot Hatch Lunch Money

Hyundai has officially announced that the new N performance brand has whipped the current Veloster into sporting shape, and it’s ready to go toe-to-toe in a title fight with Volkswagen’s 7th generation GTI. While the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N starts about $500 higher than the VW, at $26,900, the N offers an extra 30…

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Hyundai Might Work Its Way Up To A Mid-Engine Flagship Hot Hatch

Hyundai has been playing around with the concept of a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive Veloster-based hatchback since at least 2014, but it seemingly fell to the wayside. But the head of Hyundai’s new N performance division hasn’t forgotten, and the concept isn’t dead just yet.

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Electric Seats Should Always Be An Option

After recently driving and enjoying the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster last week, one of the many things I couldn’t stop thinking about was whether or not the complete lack of electric seats mattered on the fully-loaded Ultimate trim. I’ve settled my thoughts. Electric seats should always be an option.

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Hyundai Veloster: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

The Hyundai Veloster is a weirdo, but it wears its quirkiness with confidence. What do you need to know before you buy a Hyundai Veloster? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.

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The Veloster Turbo ‘Does Indeed Get Some Much Needed Extra Power’

When the Hyundai Veloster debuted in 2011, it set the world on fire with its funky styling and gadget-laden interior. Its performance, however… how do I put this… didn’t. Can the addition of a turbo give the Veloster some velocity?

The answer, according to this recent MotorWeek test, is a solid "kind of!" With a beefed-up turbo motor now good for 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, the Veloster Turbo now hits zero to 60 mph in a sprightly 7.8 seconds – a whole second faster than the regular Veloster!

So says Mr. John Davis, who sounds like he has a bit of a summer cold here. Or maybe he’s just bored of the Veloster Turbo. I can’t blame him. I’ve driven this car, and it’s alright, but it can’t hold a candle to the Mini Cooper or Fiat 500 Abarth. And the similarly priced Ford Fiesta ST will take it to that ghetto university, if you know what I mean.

But hey! It sure is neat-looking. That counts for something.

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