CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2019 – MotorWeek has awarded the Hyundai Veloster N the 2019 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Sport Coupe. The annual MotorWeek competition has been ongoing consecutively for 38 years. The Drivers’ Choice Awards ceremony was held during the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
“Receiving an accolade such as Best Sport Coupe from MotorWeek, Television’s Original Automobile Magazine, is very rewarding and helps position Hyundai in a league of elite honorees,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai’s first U.S. market N model leverages the outstanding, new-for-2019 Veloster platform, showcasing an even higher level of performance appealing to the most discerning of automotive enthusiasts.”
Hyundai’s high performance N line-up was developed to make the driver’s heart beat faster whenever they’re behind the wheel. Instead of focusing on outright performance numbers, Hyundai chose to emphasize the N driver’s heartbeats per minute (BPM), rather than revs per minute (RPM). With fun-to-drive character as a top priority, Veloster N has been developed to deliver thrilling cornering ability coupled with everyday sports car drivability and race track capability.
“In the Hyundai Veloster N, we expected a mild upgrade from the stock Veloster, but it turned out to be a big bang,” said John Davis, creator and host, MotorWeek, television's original and longest running automotive series. “From power, to handling, to braking, to a slick shifter designed to make every enthusiast feel right at home, to the wonderful sounds its makes, the Veloster N is a pleasure for all your senses.”
MotorWeek pauses halfway through their television season to take stock of the state of the automotive business, and to judge the best new cars and trucks of the year. The annual Drivers’ Choice Awards look at vehicles from a buyer’s point of view. Industry trends and innovations play a large part in the vehicle selection process. MotorWeek aims to produce a list of winners that make sense to consumers seeking value and reliability, and can be used as a practical guide for car shopping. All Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on Motorweek.org, and will appear on a special episode #3823 of MotorWeek airing on public television stations beginning February 9, and on cable’s MotorTrend Network beginning February 19.
The Veloster N offers a comprehensive degree of exterior, interior and mechanical features at a competitive price point. Mechanically, the Veloster N offers a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged powerplant. The engine boasts up to an available 275 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,450-4,700 rpm for responsive, thrilling performance at every RPM range. Furthermore, the Veloster N includes a suite of features normally found in higher-priced sports cars such as, Drive Mode Select, Michelin Pilot® Super Sport Tires, rear spoiler and 8” display audio with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay and Android capabilities as well as numerous safety features. The Veloster N MSRP is listed at $26,900 plus $920 in Freight Charges.
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