Sounds of Nature
2021 Hyundai Veloster N #618
By: Cathy Droz
The Hyundai 2021 Veloster N is in a class of its own. It is sporty and beautiful. Two doors on one side and one door on the other, the Veloster has its own style inside and out. My favorite feature on this vehicle are the “Sounds of Nature” that play within the vehicle. I can be on the beach one minute, hear a forest and sitting at a café the next. It is very relaxing and very original. The style of the Veloster is unique. There are a ton of details in this car from paddle shifters, the three-door layout to red trim along the bottom of the vehicle. Hyundai has definitely made their mark with this vehicle.
At the top of the lineup, the Veloster N was the first Hyundai model to wear the Korean brand’s nascent N performance division badge. For 2021, the Veloster N gets some long-overdue driver-assistive technology and critical performance updates to make it more competitive with hot-hatch rivals such as the Honda Civic Type R, Mazda Mazda3 2.5 Turbo, Mini Cooper S, and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Because of the added and updated standard equipment, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster N carries a higher base price of $33,255, including a $1,005 destination charge. That’s nearly $5,000 more expensive than the 2020 model’s base price, but there is a good reason for the increase.
- 19-inch Alloy Wheels
- LED Headlights and LED Taillights
- Two Stage Rear Spoiler with integrated third brake light
- 8-inch touchscreen navigation
- N exclusive Floor Mats
- N Exclusive Sport Front Seats
- N Exclusive Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Advanced Technology Package
- Electronic Controlled Suspension with 5 G-Force Sensors
- Lane Following, Assist and Lane Keeping Assist
- Variable Exhaust Valve System
As Tested: $34,745