Hyundai Might Give the Veloster N a Track-Compatible Warranty

The warranty could be valid even if owners take their cars on-track—as long as the events are noncompetitive, that is.

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Hyundai Australia will sell with a track-friendly warranty, according to our colleagues at Australia’s , who report that buyers of Hyundai’s hot hatchback won’t void their warranty by taking it to the track provided the events are noncompetitive. In other words, taking an i30 N to a track day won’t void the factory warranty, but entering it in a race will.

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While we Yanks won’t receive the i30 N, Hyundai is sending us . Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with up to 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the Veloster N, with a six-speed manual transmission, will go up against high-performance hatchbacks such as the Honda Civic Type R and the Volkswagen Golf R.

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Whether the Veloster N comes with a track-compatible warranty remains to be seen, however. A spokesperson for Hyundai acknowledged such a warranty is something the company is discussing internally as specifications and pricing for the U.S.-spec Veloster N are finalized.

Hyundai has been well known for its long warranty coverage, so opting to introduce the Veloster N with a track-friendly warranty seems like a logical step as it attempts to establish its high-performance bona fides. We’ll know more about the Veloster N’s warranty by time the model launches later this year.

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