Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled the newly enhanced Veloster N equipped with the all-new N 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT).
Hyundai says it developed the N DCT to provide the engaging experience of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission. With the N DCT, Hyundai says the new Veloster N can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds.
N DCT is equipped with electronic actuators that operate the double clutch, providing ride comfort and fuel efficiency. Unlike a dry double-clutch transmission, the wet N DCT uses oil to significantly improve lubrication and cooling performance, which is typical of higher torque applications.
Hyundai says the N DCT comes with video game-like features that enhance driving fun. N Grin Shift (NGS) increases torque by 7 per cent by allowing turbocharger overboost and maximises transmission response for 20 seconds.
Additionally, N Power Shift (NPS) engages when the car accelerates with more than 90 per cent of throttle, mitigating any reduction in torque by using upshifts to deliver maximum power to the wheels.
The N DCT also comes with N Track Sense Shift (NTS) that discerns when road conditions are optimal for dynamic driving and activates automatically, selecting the right gear and shift timing to provide optimal performance.
These features can be configured in Veloster N’s improved infotainment system, using the latest operating system shown on a larger high-definition 8-inch display. The infotainment system is paired with a JBL premium sound system.
Along with other updated features, such as Rev Matching, Launch Control and Overboost, Veloster N is optimised to automatically sense the customer’s driving style as well as the road conditions to optimise shift points. For example, if the car is going downhill, the car will use engine brake to reduce the risk of overheating the disc brakes. If the driver is pushing the car on a racetrack, the car will use the full spectrum of available engine revolutions to maximise performance.
Veloster N comes with Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies, including Front Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW).
Veloster N will first go on sale in South Korea this month followed by other markets.