Tuesday, September 22, 2020
News The Superb Hyundai Veloster N Is Getting A Dual-Clutch Transmission

The Superb Hyundai Veloster N Is Getting A Dual-Clutch Transmission

It was inevitable: The Hyundai Veloster N will get a Dual-Clutch transmission soon

  • 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.

2019 Hyundai Veloster N Review: So close to claiming the hot-hatch throne

There’s no current timeline for the DCT however the 2021 model year sounds about right.

2019 Hyundai Veloster N | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2019 Hyundai Veloster N | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

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Matt St-Pierre
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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