2019 Hyundai Veloster N - Review & Road Test


Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill

can't wait until tuners get their hands on one of these中

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MonsterMan 57
MonsterMan 57

Awesome car!I need one.....

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Bora Chreng
Bora Chreng

That area looks very familiar. Was the intro filmed at a Toys R Us parking lot?

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Dont Trip Off Shane
Dont Trip Off Shane

Calm down, the genesis is still better and faster

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Johan Cha
Johan Cha

The Civic type R fetches almost $50k at dealers... For that you can get used bargains such as the ATS-V, M3 Comp, M5 (f10), CTS-V (Gen II), C63 AMG, RS3 and so on Or you can get the Veloster N for its price. Honda... dafaq you doing

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Finally...out of the 201hp mark. Now they just need to add another passenger door. loll.

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patchmcq
patchmcq

Only 2 color?

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

The elantra gt sport N (I30N) would sell so much better than this!

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DHH
DHH

Waiting with bated breath for the Type R comparison video.

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Lamont Cranfield
Lamont Cranfield

I believe they are going to make an automatic though

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The Detailer's Co
The Detailer's Co

DCT is beng worked on and supposed to be out for the 2020 model year.

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H疇覺聽h 羸
H疇覺聽h 羸

best video ever

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Marcus Niemann
Marcus Niemann

This car is way better than golf gti for sure.

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∫堅
∫堅

Awesome

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NGT4LIFE
NGT4LIFE

looks like a fun car hopefully the next one will be rear wheel drive.

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Jason Young
Jason Young

Needs to be in the Elantry body; different isn't always better.

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TK
TK

you remind me of ant man lol

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metalgate1979
metalgate1979

Everything about this is awesome

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ryan juarez
ryan juarez

Filmed in Cerritos

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Paul Ha
Paul Ha

I guess my question after watching this video is - how are the other trims? Is it a good daily driver?

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Carlos Guevara
Carlos Guevara

Great job Hyundai!

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Bernie Fen
Bernie Fen

Can't wait to test drive this for myself!!!

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x6King6x
x6King6x

Honda you better fix your civic, this is better than your performance civic

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86YUHO
86YUHO

Too bad its wrong wheel drive

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ChrisLonewalker
ChrisLonewalker

Cool to the Nth power!

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MrMetalFinn
MrMetalFinn

This is what a hot hatch should be! Fun, Fast, Affordable!

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V_ AP
V_ AP

Cars are getting uglier everyday .This and the Civic Type R have to be some low point in modern design.

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Kromer0
Kromer0

Well this is basically the return of a "hot hatch." Old times hot hatch meant great engine, great handling and very very cheap interior. No complains from me.

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Kevbox2008
Kevbox2008

Wow ... it farts on purpose. Wow ... BTW ... my experience with the Veloster is blind spots. Lots and LOTS of blind spots!

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rocketpunch12210
rocketpunch12210

I like it.

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Salem Saberhagen
Salem Saberhagen

hate sport seats

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the only H
the only H

Amazing hyundai

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Abe Peterson
Abe Peterson

I don't see a price on their site but 28-30K is a freaking steal for the N!!!

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mugensamurai
mugensamurai

I think I found my new car.

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702Truee
702Truee

looks much more better and better performance than the last

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David
David

It's cute

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Barswagga
Barswagga

Can you guys review the 2019 Kenworth T680? Looking to get it as a daily driver

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its justadart
its justadart

Muffler delete is a most omg 儭

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Eric Shea
Eric Shea

With the Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST no longer available here in the U.S., I think that this Hyundai Veloster N is a more-than-worthy substitute for an inexpensive FF hot-hatch. It's a bit of a shame that the i30N isn't also offered in the U.S., as a proper five-door hatchback is a more practical body-style. But for a first time effort for Hyundai, this i30N/Velster N is quite impressive. I'd have one of these over a Golf GTI.

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The Wing
The Wing

Yeah I would prefer the i30N too,sorry but the Veloster is ugly and not as practical as the i30N.

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G M
G M

I dont really like the look of the standard veloster, but this one with the wing looks great. Sweet little hot hatch!

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I Finn
I Finn

Hyundai have been killing it this year.

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B. Frank Lucas D
B. Frank Lucas D

We love our Micah

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chrislox1
chrislox1

'N' is not a cool letter Hyundai! (Unless your name is Nigel or Norman or Neil or something!)

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Ken S
Ken S

Cant wait for dealerships to do markups like they did with the type r.

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Brian Giordano
Brian Giordano

I know as well it's only a piggyback and not a real tune from what I've heard, but racechip has already started working on the Euro/Aussie counterpart, the I30N and the tq gains are pretty good. Once tuners start working on these, I bet itll be real fun.

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Brian Giordano
Brian Giordano

+abracing199if the car catches traction and sells well, someone will definitely change that. Probably best if they wait a while. If the I30N they showed at the Paris auto show is any indication, the VN is also gonna have some good mods to start it in the right direction.

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abracing199
abracing199

Brian Giordano small turbos hold these cars back

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Texan 214
Texan 214

No auto, no thanks. Commuting in traffic everyday really sucks the fun out of rowing. Let the dinosaur manual die.

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a3zth3tikz
a3zth3tikz

hyundai's decision not to have an automatic version is good for the veloster branding imo...it's like saying pretentious performance car "enthusiasts" can go take a hike

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AOS Gaming
AOS Gaming

The 130N's getting a DCT. It's likely this will too eventually.

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Craig Merkey
Craig Merkey

OMG how do you do it... I would watch you review a rock at this point!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vr43000gtkid
vr43000gtkid

Absolutely love this car and the Rspec is a great car as well

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Reb
Reb

I know im a scrub but would get this if it had an auto transmission. Just dont want manual anymore.

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jason truong
jason truong

Reb modern 6 MT are pretty good DD this day, I do Uber full time with civic sport 6 mt muffler delete and ktune and it doesnt seem to bother me, infact I have fun with it.

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Jason Lillis
Jason Lillis

It's an impressive package but after a test drive I walked away still thinking that the GTI is the best all-rounder...then I got into my impractical,mostly plastic, but insanely fun 500 Abarth and drove away.

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Jason Lillis
Jason Lillis

+Axel Chazulle we mostly agree. The more fun hatchbacks on the market the better!

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Axel Chazulle
Axel Chazulle

+Jason Lillis I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. IMO which one is a better all-rounder depends on what you want out of the car. The GTI does have a better quality and bit more spacious interior, but it doesn't have as many features standard. I also think exterior-wise it looks quite bland and the engine and exhaust note on the Veloster N are much better. If what you're looking for mainly is a daily driver that's comfortable for a family, a bit more practical and that you can have a little bit of fun with occasionally the GTI is a better all-rounder. If you want a daily driver that's a more raw and exhilarating that you can go carve out the canyons and push at the track also then this a better all-rounder. This is where the bigger turbo, eLSD vs open diff, bigger brakes, better tires, adjustable suspension and stiffer chassis come into play.

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Jason Lillis
Jason Lillis

+Axel Chazulle haha I'm well aware the Abarth is in a lower category...that was my joke. I also said the GTI was the best all-rounder not the fastest or most dynamic but I'd argue it's close but the GTI is undeniably more practical. The Hyundai wins hands down in the value category. I think you missed the point of my post and just focussed on the fact that I mentioned two other cars. Oh well.

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Axel Chazulle
Axel Chazulle

GTI is in a much lower tier performance and chassis wise... 500 Abarth even more so.

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Selcuk Kis
Selcuk Kis

Front grill very Audi-esque I love it!

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J Pizel
J Pizel

Albert Bierman is not messing around. He's really bringing great performance to the brand.

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Francisco Diaz
Francisco Diaz

Nelly blue book always has exceptional reviewers

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Cesar Mieses
Cesar Mieses

Hyundai could've gave the Veloster better interior materials for this price point!

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abracing199
abracing199

Cesar Mieses hopefully the money that stayed out of the interior went into engine and suspension

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MuquitaTheBeast
MuquitaTheBeast

I was looking real hard at the Golf R. and yes that has nicer everything, buttt this price is really tempting lol

Vor 22 Tage
ROMEO
ROMEO

0-60?

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kaliuv
kaliuv

too bad I'm going to Singapore. If I kept staying I would totally be driving this car this winter!

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Wiston Clair June
Wiston Clair June

....id love to see what the dealership mark ups on these would be. Saw the Type R......

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Tech Pappee
Tech Pappee

I dont believe there will be. Hyundai keeps a tight leash on pricing, its what theyre known for. I30N wasnt marked up even with it still on back order in many parts of europe. Expect it to sell for MSRP.

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David Moreno
David Moreno

Damn!! Honda youve been put on notice!!! Hyundai VT is on the rise!!!

Vor 22 Tage
Chris Perry
Chris Perry

Haha it's for those who are in the market for a bad "N"fluence...You heard it from me first! Hyuandai holla at me lol!

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Mr.Squid
Mr.Squid

Whats the N stands for?

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Chung Y Jay
Chung Y Jay

Built in Namyang research center Korea & tested in N羹rburgring Germany. You can see 2 color Ns in red & black from the badge.

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-Slurmdaddy -
-Slurmdaddy -

Competition with wrx in price and power. Plus it has all those cool tune features. Looks good i like the skirts and wing. Id put this in class with wrx, st, gti, Si. Surely all those car manufacturers are going to feel the market start buying these Ns up. Step it up Subaru

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-Slurmdaddy -
-Slurmdaddy -

My wrx was 28k. But its premium trim with heated seats sunroof fog lights etc.. but still bit more than the si. Awd

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skifree
skifree

How expensive are your cars? I got a new Si for Equiv $22kUSD a year ago. That's arguable cheaper than the 1.6 R-spec let alone the N.

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Thomas Christopher White
Thomas Christopher White

It's hilarious that Hyundai is coming out with cars like this. Best part is that it actually looks really good.

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Don DeLuca
Don DeLuca

When does it go on sale in the US?

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boxsterviper
boxsterviper

N for Naughty

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Acc0rd79
Acc0rd79

I've been saying watch out for Hyundai for years, with this they might really be making some headway in the hot hatch segment! I can't wait to see what the N division will do in the next coupe they make!

Vor 22 Tage
pasta1298
pasta1298

Anyone else click on these KBB reviews and smile a little when you see that it's Micah?

Vor 22 Tage
Juan Cruz
Juan Cruz

i want this carrrr ugh

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john smith
john smith

the N stands for Nope-nope. not with that cheap ass interior and a so-so engine for $30k for a Hyundai

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Michael Lim
Michael Lim

john smith Your. Not. A. Car. Guy.

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R Lewis
R Lewis

A naughty car be driven by a naughty naughty man.

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mdw1000
mdw1000

How do the brakes hold up on track?

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mdw1000
mdw1000

Even with stock pads? Thats impressive.

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Michael Lim
Michael Lim

mdw1000 very well

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jalmonte91
jalmonte91

Way better exhaust note than the type R

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ZaneWulf
ZaneWulf

Quit touching dash pieces! That's not what they're for!

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michael cordell
michael cordell

I need this shit like right now

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Dan Soderholm
Dan Soderholm

Its a tempting deal

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drk_pssngr
drk_pssngr

I guess M was taken?

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Mike Mota
Mike Mota

Im not into hatchbacks, but I do like this design.

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Richi Camacho
Richi Camacho

So to go fast all you have to do is use the "N word" mode?

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Lambert Philadelphia
Lambert Philadelphia

Richi Camacho LMAO!!

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Orlando Lindsay
Orlando Lindsay

LMFAOOO take it to REDLINE MY MAN

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Jesse James
Jesse James

So the pricing appears to be 28 or 30K depending on whether you get the performance package. This doesn't seem to be very good pricing. Aside from the great chasis and powertrain the interior is very bare bones, essentially like the R-Spec with one added option of single zone auto climate control. The Focus ST3 with leather, power seat, sunroof, Navigation etc could be had for less. The GTI Autobahn fully loaded can be had for 30k. Looking at reviews of the I30N from Europe it seemed to be optioned quite well and looks more upmarket than what they are offering for the US VELO N.

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Jesse James
Jesse James

Hurp Durp, check autotrader.com. They are there as long as you are willing to travel and not limit yourself to your local market. No one with any sense pays full msrp for these cars.

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Axel Chazulle
Axel Chazulle

You buy this for the performance it delivers, and it has much more of that than a Focus ST which raises the price. This is meant to compete with the Civic Type R which is a higher tier than that of the ST. It comes with a bigger, twin-scroll turbo compared to the tiny K03 in the ST. It comes with an electronically-controlled LSD, while the ST uses an open diff. It comes with much bigger brakes and better tires. It comes with a better exhaust. It has adaptive suspension, which the Focus ST does not. Its powertrain warranty is also 10 years vs 5, twice as long. Given all that I think this is the best priced hot hatch on the market. Also I don't know where you get your pricing from, but I'd love to know where exactly you can get a Golf GTI Autobahn for $30K. Also, who cares about navigation? The Veloster N comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which are 10x better than anything that could be built into the infotainment system--another area where the Veloster is much better than the Focus.

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Hurp Durp
Hurp Durp

In what world can you get a GTI Autobahn for 30k? It's closer to 40k.

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John Chen
John Chen

Its still a Hyundai

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Michael Lim
Michael Lim

John Chen your still a brand douche.

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NCOcham
NCOcham

Even if the N is comparable in power or performance to the Type R, the Type R is still the better car to live with everyday.

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NCOcham
NCOcham

+Nkululeko Duma If you're basing it on design (the way it looks) then it's purely subjective. But since you mentioned the N's performance after the fact that I had stated it's comparable to the Type R, I'll say this; I never doubted or bashed the N's performance and said both cars are comparable. But, my argument is focused on daily living aspect. The Type R is a 4-door hatchback with a large back seat and trunk space whereas the N has a much smaller back seat and trunk space. On top of that it only has one door on the driver side but two on the passenger side.

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Nkululeko Duma
Nkululeko Duma

No! ugly car to live with every day, no offense I love the Honda type R but will take the Hyundai veloster N any day purely because of the design factor.. I don't like overly designed and weird looking cars, regardless of their performance I'm sorry that type r is childish for what it's made for which is an embarrassment for the performer it is. And I can bet you now I will have more fun on that veloster N and performance figures even more closer to what the type r figure gives because of the weight advantage of this car compared to its i30N counterparts. It weights less then the i30N which is already solid.

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Eaton Moore Cox
Eaton Moore Cox

6:09 good Lord MM, u just gave me the vapours!

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jacob stefo
jacob stefo

It might catch on fire

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Buzzluxx
Buzzluxx

Hope they give the Elantra the N treatment with a dct

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TheMate01
TheMate01

awesome review, great job!

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Khalid Alshammary
Khalid Alshammary

There will be an 8 speed dct for this next year!!

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Saad Qureshi
Saad Qureshi

Should have made it awd or rwd instead of crappy FWD which is the worst one especially on a track. Smh. If this was awd the launch would be even faster.

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The Detailer's Co
The Detailer's Co

I've had the privilege of taking one on the track. It will leave some AWD and RWD cars in the rearview mirror. This from someone who owns AWD and RWD cars.

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John Holst
John Holst

GTI, The ST and the Type R are all FWD. It's not trying to be a supercar. It's just a hot hatch.

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Supperconductor
Supperconductor

Naugahyde.

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Ryan Frisby
Ryan Frisby

Great review

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ArT oF wAr
ArT oF wAr

Hyundai got ultra sporty.

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Kevin Kidd
Kevin Kidd

Red is its best color IMO

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Drew Dude
Drew Dude

Much better than the old one

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Bobby T
Bobby T

This over a FRS/BRZ

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Bobby T
Bobby T

The CTR would be my first choice but this would make #2 on my list.

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Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

Lord I wish you could do ALL of the reviews, Micah. I've never enjoyed car reviews more than I do yours!!

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E4ty6M3
E4ty6M3

Wow should I trade in My Mk6 GTI for this? ... I'm digging this veloster haha

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Daniel Castaneda
Daniel Castaneda

Drive it and find out

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0ttoman
0ttoman

I wonder how the resale of these are gonna be in a few years..

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John Holst
John Holst

+Holly Wood thanks Holly! Good info! I'm not a mod kinda guy.

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Holly Wood
Holly Wood

+John Holst Stock Fuel System means "stock injectors and pumps". Regular gasoline with 125hp / Per Liter on the 250hp version & 137hp / Per Liter on the 275hp version - you won't get those numbers w/o using 93Oct. Honestly, the LSD is NOT an LSD, it is an E-Differential coded into the ECU. So, when modifying this vehicle and getting it dyno'd I would much prefer saving the $2K for a mechanical LSD, since the smart thing would be to upgrade the clutch anyway. That would be my approach. R&D for upgrade options won't even be viable in a good 3 years. I say 3 years because the first ones to come out are rarely the best options - better always comes out later. I am certain that automakers, be them Korean, Japanese, German, etc.. have enough safety NET in the fuel systems of 2.0L motors for +/- 360hp (flywheel). Past that point would require Engine upgrades & additional fueling options. I will agree with your purchase of the $2K for the Performance Pack if there are not any intentions of modifying the performance aspect in the future - that way, it will be suitable "as is".

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John Holst
John Holst

+Holly Wood That engine is the exception and not the rule. Either way, it's down on power even compared to Honda's own TypeR, among others. BMW was/is famous for under rating their engines. My point is, we will never see a V6 in these cars because it's not necessary. I'm afraid I have to disagree about the performance pack. For 2k, you absolutely should buy it. Not just for the power , but for the LSD and other features it brings. So worth it IMO. And why do you keep talking about stock fuel? All korean cars, including this one run on regular just fine. Premium is optional. Just wondering.

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Holly Wood
Holly Wood

John Holst Yes, U.S. market is far more tame than many others. However, dont be mislead about V6s. The 9th Gen Accord V6 with 6MT is under rated. Listed for 278hp but was really just over 300hp and is 3400lbs. I will say that buyers should stick to the $28K model and leave that extra 25hp for an addtl $2K alone. For another $7.5 - $8K of well spent money they can have a pretty reliable 360-380hp very reliable machine on the stock fuel system.

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John Holst
John Holst

+Holly Wood Holly, I agree, they won't significantly change the interior, as it is an all new model. I just mean that they already sell this car with better features and a full leather interior in other markets. I think Americans would like that option. "V6 ooomph" is hard to define these days, since these super turbo four bangers make more power than V6's from just a few years ago. You will never actually see a V6 in this class. In a car this small, anything over 200 hp is going to feel nice, imo. Cheers!

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Juan Cruz
Juan Cruz

Hope this is still in production when im done with my 2018 focus st. Was originally going to wait for the veloster N to release but the sales on STs were too good to pass up

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Joseph McGreevy
Joseph McGreevy

So this is the Type R of the Hyundais.......huh. It's pretty good, but the Type R still wins :)

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schmo7777
schmo7777

Not for all that extra cash.... And markup. N hands down.

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