The Veloster N Sparked a War of Words Between Hyundai and VW

Comments that Hyundai's testing chief made about the GTI may have started the War of the Hot Hatches between Hyundai and Volkswagen.

The Detroit auto show had very few surprises this year, but one of our favorites was the Hyundai Veloster N. We’ve known it was in the works and would be closely related to the i30 N sold in Europe, but we had no idea it would debut so soon. If Hyundai’s testing chief is to be believed, the Veloster N will be a blast to drive while offering a little more daily practicality than a Honda Civic Type R. But a conversation he had with another outlet about the Veloster N may have started the War of...