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Hyundai starts sales of Veloster in S. Korea

Hyundai Motor Co. released the high-performance Veloster N hatchback in South Korea on Wednesday, which is the first automobile to be released at home with the distinct "N" badge.

The Veloster N is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers an impressive 275 horsepower and 36 kilogram-force meter of torque. The power is sent to the wheel via a sports-tuned six-speed manual transmission customized for high-performance, the company said. The three-door hatchback also comes standard with launch controls, rev matching and electronic controlled suspension.

Shown in the photo released by Hyundai Motor Co. on June 20, 2018 is the high-end Veloster N hatchback. (Yonhap)

Hyundai said the new car stands out from others in terms of cornering, fun driving and full-fledged race track capability.

The South Korean auto giant earlier launched the "N" brand under the motto "Fun to Drive," claiming that it will offer drivers a truly enjoyable driving experience along with top-notch features.

The firm released the first N vehicle, the i30 N hatchback, in Europe and Australia last year.

The price tag on the latest vehicles stands at 29.65 million won (US$26,767).

Hyundai said it sold some 500 units of the Veloster N in six days after starting preorders on June 11. (yonhap)

Kim Sua  edt@koreapost.com

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