DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2018 – Hyundai today unveiled the all-new 2019 Veloster Turbo and its high-performance counterpart, Veloster N, at the North American International Auto Show. As part of the reveal, Hyundai also announced that both cars will join the official roster of drivable vehicles in Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox and Windows 10.
While Veloster Turbo and Veloster N do not arrive in U.S. showrooms until later this year (second quarter 2018 for Veloster Turbo and fourth quarter 2018 for Veloster N), Forza Motorsport 7 players have a much shorter wait to get behind the virtual wheel: both cars become available in-game as part of a free downloadable content pack on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
“In a way, this is a homecoming for Veloster,” said Dean Evans, chief marketing officer, Hyundai Motor America. “Remember that when the original Veloster Turbo was unveiled in 2012 here in Detroit, it simultaneously made its debut in the Forza franchise. It’s thrilling to collaborate with Microsoft and Turn 10 again to put the next-gen Veloster in Forza Motorsport 7. Forza is more than just a game. It’s a vibrant and active community of auto enthusiasts that includes dedicated in-game racers, painters, tuners, and photographers. That diverse group is reflective of the customers we want to reach with Veloster, and we’re excited to put them behind the wheel, starting tomorrow.”
Forza players will be able to fully appreciate the unique design of the 2019 Veloster Turbo and Veloster N thanks to Forza Motorsport 7’s Forzavista feature. Each car is rendered in exacting detail, and users can explore every detail, from the signature asymmetric bodystyle, to the cockpit layout, to the engine bay. Once players have the cars in their garages, they can further take advantage of Forza Motorsport’s deep personalization options to make their 2019 Velosters their own, including new wheels, powertrain and suspension upgrades, custom dynamic tunes, and unique paint schemes and racing liveries.
As part of the ongoing rollout of the 2019 Veloster, Forza Motorsport 7 players can also look forward to additional Veloster-related in-game opportunities such as Rivals events. More details will be made available about those plans in the future.
“The new Veloster is a unique vehicle with a lively vibe about it. I can’t wait to see how the Forza community takes Veloster Turbo and Veloster N and transforms them into extensions of their own personalities,” said Dean Evans. “Platforms like Forza give us access to a sophisticated and knowledgeable audience of car lovers—current and aspiring drivers alike. This is a really fun and exciting day for all of us at Hyundai.”
Here’s a closer look at the two new Veloster models:
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Since 2012 the Hyundai Veloster has been keeping things different and exciting in the hot hatch segment. With its asymmetrical 2+1 door configuration, the Veloster has always been unconventional, functional, and very cool. The new Veloster Turbo sports more than 200 horses from its 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Building on the design of the last generation, the all-new Veloster achieves a more athletic stance and sportier coupe-like appearance. Different is good, so hop in the new Veloster Turbo in Forza and get ready to turn heads.
2019 Hyundai Veloster N
Capitalizing on the successes of the Hyundai i20 in the World Rally Championship, the Veloster N is ready to take Hyundai to the next level. Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai’s global R&D center, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing center in Germany. It’s also no surprise that with the assistance of Albert Biermann, formerly of the BMW M-division, the Veloster is a true evolution for the funky three-door hot hatch. One look at the expansive and aggressive grill that covers massive intakes and an intercooler, or at the large diameter dual exhaust, will tell you this Veloster breathes deep and makes the right kinds of sounds you expect from a turbo-charged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. From a driving standpoint, the Veloster N features details – such as a six-speed manual, oversized brakes, and a electronically controlled suspension – that make each unexplored road a new adventure.