Hyundai Veloster N Named the Top Performer for Road and Track

At Grayson Hyundai in Knoxville, we’re proud to announce that the 2020 Hyundai Veloster took the Performance Car of the Year win from Road & Track.* But how did this affordable, easy-to-drive, and family-friendly hatchback take the crown from high-performance name-brand speedsters with exotic price tags? Check out two of the criteria used by the automotive authority.

Enjoyable on the Track and the Road

Many of the top contenders might have won the prize if judged on performance alone. They easily passed the Hyundai Veloster N on the racetrack. But they could not cope with city traffic and the tough demands of everyday driving in areas like Oak Ridge, TN.

But the Hyundai Veloster N gives you track thrills and urban responsiveness with its 270 T-GDI 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that puts out 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It also copes with the unpredictability of urban thoroughfares with the multi-mode Electronically Controlled Suspension that adjusts damping to continuously adapt to changing road and driving conditions.

Its six-speed manual transmission offers automatic rev-matching that syncs shift RPM with engine RPM. You can choose from three levels of sound for the Variable Exhaust Valve System from normal to aggressive.

Technology for the Driver, Not just for Speed

Many of the high-tech features of other so-called performance cars contribute only to speed but ignore other driver's needs, such as comfort and connectivity. The Veloster N does boast performance engineering such as Gasoline Direct Injection and Electronic Continuously Variable Valve Timing, but it also considers your practical needs, such as the electronic Limited Slip Differential that you can set to Normal to enhance cornering while reducing understeer, Sport to boost driving dynamics, and Sport+ to maximize road grip and cornering.

Connecting your phone to the eight-inch color touchscreen is support for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You can then make phone calls and access your text messaging. Standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio entertains with channels devote to ad-free music and exclusive celebrity talk. To maximize your music, the Infinity® Premium Audio System comes with an external amp and eight speakers that include a subwoofer.

Test Drive the Hyundai Veloster N Near Farragut, TN

Contact a sales associate at Grayson Hyundai, serving the Maryville, TN area, to schedule a time to come in and take the new Hyundai Veloster N for a test drive today!

* https://www.carscoops.com/2019/11/road-tracks-2020-performance-car-of-the-year-had-a-very-surprising-winner/

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