This isn't our first look at the new Veloster without disguise, although it is certainly the clearest sight yet. Likewise, the N variant had previously been seen only in heavy camouflage, spied during test.
Above: the regular new Veloster. Top of article: the hero N variant
As expected, the N variant wears a meaner body kit with unique wheels and aero/styling additions.
No view of the rear is shown here, but earlier spy photos reveal large corner mounted exhaust tips, a diffuser, brake vents (cosmetic or authentic status is still to be confirmed) and a compact wing mounted atop the hatch.
Motivation will likely come from the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine being used in the i30 N, although tune and trim may differ.
The standard i30 N has 184kW of power and 353Nm of torque at its disposal, while the Performance Package upgrades the motor to 202kW/353Nm.
The new Veloster is scheduled to be unveiled at this week's Detroit motor show, although it is presently unclear if both the regular and N variants will be on display.
Watch for more details to come in the next couple of days.
Hat tip: Our thanks to reader Ryan for sharing these images with us.