Corner Rascal Veloster N gets a new 8-speed wet DCT


No, the ‘Corner Rascal’ is not a new sub-brand. That’s the pet name Hyundai bestowed upon the Veloster N. The hot hatch has now got a new 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (dubbed as N DCT), which is claimed to deliver exhilarating driving fun. This appears to be the same DCT that debuted with the new Kia Sorento.

Unlike a dry dual-clutch transmission, the wet N DCT uses oil to significantly improve lubrication and cooling performance, which is typical of higher torque applications. It is equipped with electronic actuators that operate the double clutch. With the N DCT, the 2020 Veloster N is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds.


Hyundai said that the N DCT comes with video game-like features that enhance driving fun. The N Grin Shift (NGS) increases torque by 7% from 353 to 377 Nm (260 to 278 lb-ft) by allowing turbocharger overboost and maximizes transmission response for 20 seconds. Additionally, the N Power Shift (NPS) engages when the car accelerates with more than 90% of throttle, thereby mitigating any reduction in torque by using upshifts to deliver maximum power to the wheels.

Also check out: Hyundai Veloster N Performance

The N DCT also comes with N Track Sense Shift (NTS) that discerns when road conditions are optimal for dynamic driving and activates automatically, selecting the right gear and shift timing just like a professional race car driver to provide optimal performance, the company said.

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