The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N gets a dual-clutch option

We love the Hyundai Veloster N. It’s a hatch, it gets a manual transmission and power output ranges from 250-275 hp. It’s a better value than the Honda Civic Type R, VW Golf GTI and probably the Subaru WRX, all of which are great cars. What’s not to like? For some people, it was the lack of an automatic transmission, but Hyundai is set to right that (alleged) wrong with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for the 2020 Veloster N.

Hyundai confirmed the new transmission on its Instagram account on Monday. However, it does say “the 2020 Veloster N,” and there’s nowhere to build it now on its consumer site. Maybe it’ll be a late addition to the model year. We’ve reached out to learn more. Also, we get a split-second look at the new performance seats in the N.

It’s coming — the fun-to-drive feeling of N, with the N 8-Speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission. #NDCT Who got it right? #HyundaiN #FeeltheFeeling #VelosterN #VelosterNDCT #DCT #EverydaySportsCar

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The only other real question is, will the new DCT be available on the 250-hp Veloster N model, the Performance model or both? We’d guess both, because, why not? But we’ll have to wait to find out.

If I was going to buy a car today, on my own credit and finances, the Veloster N would be high on my list. Purists will skip the DCT, and that’s fine, but if offering one gets more people to consider one of the best performance bargains in the world, that’s good for everyone.

From: Autoweek

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