Veloster N with 2.5 T-GDi? After we discovered a prototype of a MR engine powered Veloster test mule, with the MR23T inscription, today we just received this mysterious picture of a Hyundai Veloster N that has a sticker message added to the driver’s door where we can read 2.5-liter T-GDi engine.
Some rumormill said Hyundai N Performance is planning to move from the Theta II 2.0 T-GDi engine to the new Theta III 2.5-Liter T-GDi engine as a basis for their performance models. This spy picture could mean there are a prototype that is already testing it.
Currently the Veloster N combines the existing 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine with manual transmission and from the 2020 Model Year, that is going to be launched during this month in South Korea, the all-new in-house 8-speed wet DCT is available too.
According to the company, the new transmission incorporates new technologies that maximize power transmission efficiency and responsiveness, including applying DCT-specific control logic and adding an electric oil pump and accumulator. The performance and specifications of the Veloster N remains the same, with 275 horsepower.
Despite this test mule, in the case that Hyundai decide to install the new engine in the Veloster or other Hyundai N model could happen when the Veloster N receives a facelift or model change. We can also be even in front of next-gen Hyundai Tucson N engine.
If Hyundai N brand changes to the 2.5-liter T-GDi and uses the maximum output that we have seen for example in the G80, that means we can expect around 304 hp, an increase of almost 30 horsepower, that could be very interesting for a compact car like Veloster or i30.
What do you think about this movement? Is Hyundai N in the way to establish it into a renown performance brand between BMW M or Mercedes AMG? Tell us your opinion in the comments box.