Hyundai launches a teaser video on the new transmission.
The Hyundai Veloster N is one of our favorite hot hatchbacks.
At the moment, the Veloster N is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Hyundai Veloster N was a fabulous revelation when we first drove it a year and a half ago. Subsequent drives have only increased our appreciation for Hyundai’s fabulous compact hot-hatchback. Available solely with a 6-speed manual transmission, the take-rate was limited. The upcoming Dual-Clutch transmission (DCT) will greatly increase its reach and probably improve overall performance.
Hyundai has teased the coming of the DCT in a video it released on its youtube channel earlier today. There are no details about the DCT however we’re quite certain that it’ll be a revised 7-speed unit currently offered with the Hyundai Elantra GT N Line and Elantra Sport. This automated manual transmission is a $1,500 option on the latter cars.
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N currently starts at $35,049, or $50 more than 2019 and features a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder good for 275-horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. With the 6-speed, the 0-100km/h sits at just under 6 seconds and average fuel economy is about 9.5L/100km. With the DCT, we think the numbers will respectively drop closer to 5.5 seconds and 9L/100km.
There’s no current timeline for the DCT however the 2021 model year sounds about right.