Is the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N the Best New Hot Hatch?

Edmunds Vehicle Testing Manager Jonathan Elfalan heads to Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California to test-drive the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster N. The Veloster N is a high-performance model of the stylish yet quirky three-door hatchback from Hyundai. Hot hatches are known for their attractive blend of utility and performance, and the N competes against some really strong performers such as the Ford Focus RS, the Honda Civic Type-R and the Volkswagen Golf R. Is the Veloster N the best hot hatch for the money?

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This week on RoadNoise, we drive the Hyundai Veloster N on track, revisit the last new BMW Z4, break down the pros and cons of the Bentley Bentayga, ask if you really need premium gas, and cover everything you need to know about car subscription services.

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The State of Car Subscription Services

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First Look: 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible

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