Hyundai Confirms 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission for Veloster N
Since the Veloster’s launch in late 2018, the Korean automaker hasn’t tried to hide that a dual-clutch transmission would eventually be available. So when the official N Instagram account started teasing a new addition last week, many were able to guess its identity as the two-pedal car. Now a new post has revealed more details on the car.SEE ALSO: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Review
The wet-type dual-clutch transmission option will give drivers a short, stubby selector in place of the sweet-shifting six-speed manual in the current Veloster N. In addition, a pair of shift paddles have sprouted up behind the steering wheel. The changes aren’t exclusive to the transmission either: a light-up N logo sits in the seat inserts. Neat.
Hyundai hasn’t confirmed if the transmission will be available on both forms of the Veloster N. Currently the standard N pumps out 250 hp and 260 lb-ft from its turbocharged 2.0-liter, with an optional Performance Pack lifting horsepower to 275.SEE ALSO: Top 10 Most Fun-To-Drive Cars Under $30,000
The move should enhance the appeal of what’s already one of the most fun-to-drive cars on sale today. As much as we enjoy the manual transmission in the current N, stick-shift cars accounted for around 1 percent of new car sales in 2019—even less than electric vehicles.
We expect the DCT to show up on the 2021 model year Veloster N before the winter. Hyundai will likely release details on the whole 2021 Veloster N lineup in the coming months.
Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.
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