Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Hyundai Veloster N comes with 8-speed N DCT and 20-second turbo boost

Hyundai has developed an all-new N 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT) to provide the feel of a manual transmission and the convenience of an automatic transmission. Thanks to N DCT, the new Veloster N can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds, which is 0.5 seconds faster than the equivalent with a manual transmission.

The N DCT transmission is equipped with electronic actuators that control the double clutches, providing ride comfort, improved fuel efficiency, and, most importantly, driving pleasure. Unlike a dual-clutch transmission with dry clutches, N DCT uses oil, which significantly improves lubrication and cooling performance, allowing you to transfer more torque.

The N DCT was also equipped with various driving programs. In N Grin Shift (NGS) mode, the engine torque is briefly increased by 7% from 36.0 to 38.5kgf-m via turbocharger overboost and maximizes transmission response for 20 seconds. In addition, the N-Power Shift (NPS) circuit is activated when the vehicle accelerates with more than 90% of the throttle, thereby mitigating any reduction in torque by upshifting to deliver maximum power to the wheels. This gives the driver a responsive feeling of dynamic acceleration when shifting.

N Light Sports Bucket Seats with illuminated logo hold drivers in position.
N Light Sports Bucket Seats with illuminated logo hold drivers in position.

The N Track Sense Shift (NTS) mode is automatically set whenever the vehicle detects that the road conditions allow dynamic gear changes. All driving modes can be fine-tuned using the Veloster N’s improved, high-resolution 8-inch display of the new infotainment system. The modernized multimedia system is combined with a high-quality JBL sound system that provides audiophile listening pleasure.

Together with other updated functions such as Rev Matching, Launch Control, and Overboost, according to Hyundai, the Veloster N is optimized so that it automatically records the driving style of the user and the road conditions in order to optimize the switching points. For example, when going downhill, the car applies the engine brake to reduce the risk of overheating the disc brakes. When the driver drives the car on a racetrack, the car uses the full range of available engine speeds to maximize performance.

On the drive side, the 275-hp two-liter, four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that only drives the front wheels remains. Customers can also equip the vehicle with N Light Sports bucket seats. The seats on the track are thinner and weigh about 2 kg less than standard seats. The sports bucket seats also have an illuminated N logo on the top of the backrest.

Veloster N is also equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies, including frontal collision avoidance assistant (FCA), driver concentration monitoring system (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LFA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), high beam assistant (HBA), blind-spot monitoring system (BCW) and transverse traffic warning system (RCCW).

The new Hyundai Veloster N will go on sale in South Korea this month, other markets will follow successively.