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News 2021 Hyundai Veloster N To Get A Wet 8-Speed DCT

2021 Hyundai Veloster N To Get A Wet 8-Speed DCT

New wet 8-speed dual-clutch transmission will improve the Hyundai Veloster N’s performance and efficiency


  • This new wet 8-speed dual-clutch transmission is designed to meet N brand performance standards.

  • Also coming with the 2021 Veloster N are new sport seats and driver assistance features.

  • 2021 Veloster N arrives in showrooms this October.


Hyundai has developed and engineered a new wet dual-clutch transmission that will meet all performance requirements and will include launch control.

For the 2021 model year, Hyundai has loaded the ultra-cool Veloster N with more features that will help unlock the little car’s full potential. The first element is the new 8-speed DCT which, thanks to it “wet” configuration, will deliver the necessary thermal endurance capabilities and meet sustained high-performance levels. It will include steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifter and new technologies known as N Power Shift and N Track Sense Shift.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N | Photo: Hyundai

 The first engages when throttle input reaches 90% and uses upshifts to mitigate torque reduction. The second technology judges road and driving conditions and automatically selects the right gear and shift timing to maximize performance.

The engine now comes with an N Grin Shift function which is a game-like feature that works like overboost. When activated, the turbocharger increases peak torque to 280 lb.-ft (from 260) for up to 20 seconds. The real outcome of all these gadgets is that the Veloster N can now fire off to 60 mph (96 km/h) in only 5.6 seconds.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N | Photo: Hyundai

 The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N will also include as standard new N Light Sport Seats with illuminated N Logo. They not only offer more side bolstering but are lighter by 4.4 lbs. Furthermore, the N also gains a new standard 8-inch screen. The Performance Package (eLSD, 19-inch wheels, 275 horsepower output, and bigger brakes) is now standard (already was in Canada).

Finally, the Veloster N will also incorporate Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N | Photo: Hyundai

The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N arrives this October.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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