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ON SALE: Late 2018

BASE PRICE: $28,000 (est)

As the world con­tin­ues its bear hug of brawny crossovers, the hothatch niche is happy with a firm hand­shake. One of the new­est and most in­ter­est­ing of­fer­ings is Hyundai’s 2019 Veloster N, a Nord­schleife-tuned ver­sion of the re­cently up­dated 2019 Veloster hatch­back pow­ered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion, which is fur­ther aug­mented by an elec­tronic lim­it­ed­slip dif­fer­en­tial. And with a sus­pen­sion tuned by a team led by ex-BMW M exec Al­bert Bier­mann and BMW vet­eran Thomas Schemera, the Veloster N should be plenty nim­ble. We’ll know if it lives up to the hype when it ar­rives in the fourth quar­ter of 2018.

With 275 tur­bocharged horse­power, a six-speed stick, and ex-BMW staffers tun­ing the chas­sis, we have very high hopes for Hyundai’s new Veloster N.

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