Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | June 08, 2017 17:03
Next-gen Hyundai Veloster could get hotter N performance version
The next-generation Hyundai Veloster could spawn an N performance model as the automaker was seen testing what appeared to be a souped-up version of the hatchback.
Draped in heavy camo, it's hard to tell what the all-new Veloster will look like. But our eagle-eyed spies were able to spot large dual exhaust pipes on the Veloster Turbo N prototype. This could indicate that the hot hatch will be powered by a high-output turbocharged motor.
Our best guess is that it's the modified version of the 2.0-liter engine that was used in the RM16 N concept (which was spied at the Nurburgring last October 2016). In the original concept, the engine produces 295 PS and is connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox that spins the rear wheels.
Other notable features of the prototype hatchback include large alloy wheels wrapped in low-profile tires, huge disc brakes with bright red calipers, a chin spoiler at the front and what appears to be an overly-large spoiler mounted on the tailgate.
But before the Veloster Turbo N breaks cover, the i30 N will make its world debut first as it is scheduled to be revealed at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. The hot hatchback, on the other hand, could make its global debut in 2019.