Hyundai equips Veloster N-Line with new 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission

Gail Alcabaza
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Hyundai announced an exciting new feature for the 2021 Veloster N model: a high-performance N eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT). This particular feature is accompanied by N Light Sport Seats, navigation and a full host of new driver-assistance features.

The 2021 Veloster N, including models with the new 8-speed DCT, will arrive at Hyundai dealers in the US this October.

Hyundai Veloster N Line
Hyundai Veloster N Line

Veloster N demonstrates Hyundai’s approach to high-performance cars. By equipping Veloster N with N DCT, drivers get performance and convenience at the same time,” said Thomas Schemera, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor. “Anyone who wants a fun driving experience will jump at the chance to pilot the new Veloster N – an everyday sports car with racetrack capabilities.”

Hyundai Veloster N Line
Hyundai Veloster N Line

The newest Hyundai Veloster N-Line's N Eight-Speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission is controlled with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters equipped with N Track Sense Shift with Launch Control. Other goodies in store include standard N Light Sport Seats with Illuminated N Logo, performance side bolsters, a standard performance Package equipment, and an eight-inch display audio/navigation system.

A barrage of driver assistance features has also been added: Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Warning and Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning.

Hyundai Veloster N Line
Hyundai Veloster N Line

"Hyundai developed the N DCT with manual or fully-automatic modes and eight speeds for improved acceleration and efficiency. N DCT is equipped with electronic actuators that operate the dual clutch, providing ride comfort, fuel efficiency and driving fun. Unlike a dry dual-clutch transmission, the wet N DCT uses oil to significantly improve lubrication and cooling performance, as required of higher-torque applications," Hyundai said in a press release.

"The new N wet-type dual-clutch transmission uses an electric oil pump for increased thermal endurance and reduced direct parasitic drag on the powertrain. The N DCT was fully-developed in-house by N engineers, with a fun-to-drive tuning focus."

The Hyundai Veloster is available in the Philippines, but not the N-Line variant. The base model Veloster comes with a 1.6L Gamma Turbocharged Petrol Engine that makes 201 hp and 265 Nm of torque. The Hyundai Veloster starts at Php 1.8 million.

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