Let’s talk power. The Veloster N DCT features an increase of front-wheel-drive torque by seven percent, from 260 lb-ft to 278 lb-ft. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder remains, still producing 250 horsepower, although with the optional Performance Package output is raised to 275 hp. Hyundai claims the increased torque comes from the N Grin Shift (NGS) technology because it allows turbocharger overboost and maximizes transmission response for 20 seconds, resulting in more “driver grin.”
The hot hatch also features N Track Sense (NTS), capable of distinguishing between road conditions. It automatically activates by selecting the right gear and shift timing. There’s also the new N Power Shift (NPS) that kicks in when the car increases speed with more than 90 percent of throttle. It manages torque reduction by utilizing upshifts to provide maximum power to the front wheels.