A few weeks ago, Hyundai revealed one of the show cars they will have on display at SEMA 2019 – the weird off-road Veloster Grappler Concept. If you’re weirded out by the off-roading hatchback, they might have something more for your taste. The South Korean automaker will display a concept that's more 'appropriate' for the Veloster. It looks more aggressive too, and ready to hit tear up the race track.
Dubbed the Veloster N Performance Concept, the hot hatchback packs a host of bolt-on parts showing its aftermarket potential. The most obvious upgrades can be seen on the exterior which features parts from KWA. The upgrades include new aggressive splitters, side skirts, rear diffuser, a large rear wing, and a custom hood. Lightweight 19-inch forged OZ wheels wrapped in sticky Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires blend function with form.
Aside from making it look better, the Veloster also gets upgrades in the performance department. The car sits lower on Extreme Racing coilover suspension with H&R Springs and is fitted with front and rear anti-roll bars from Daewon Steel. In order to help stop the hatchback better, a 6-piston and 4-piston Alcon brake system has been fitted, respectively.
The engine likely remains stock as the only changes here is the new Capristo cat-back exhaust system. Even without a tune, the Veloster N is no slouch. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four already produces 275 PS and 353 Nm torque, and comes available with a 6-speed manual.
Inside, it gets generous helpings of Alcantara. The material is found all over the cabin – from the dash to the door, headliner, and even the steering wheel. It is paired with carbon fiber accents to give it a sportier appeal.
Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that the Veloster N Performance Concept will ever make it into production. However, it does give customers an idea of how to set up the hot hatchback as all the parts fitted are already available on the market.