Hyundai has kick-started its new N performance division in the US with the launch of the Veloster N.
While the i30N, which has just been launched in Europe, uses a conventional five-door layout, the Veloster retains its unorthodox asymmetric four-door body with two passenger doors on one side.
N has applied a similar raft of performance features, such as more aggressive bumpers and a roof-mounted rear wing, to signal the car's performance.
Engineers have equipped the Veloster N with the same electronically controlled suspension as the i30N that features an ultra-aggressive N mode for track driving. The system reduces body roll and adds composure during hard driving.
The front-wheel-drive car is fitted with a limited-slip differential to improve traction, while the powertrain’s characteristics can be altered through four drive modes – Normal, Sport, N and Eco - plus an N Custom setting, which offers a mix of settings.