Veloster was first launched in 2012 as compact car with a turbocharged engine. This new 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is a face lifted version of its predecessors without much drastic change in interior, exterior or power-train. It will compete with Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf R which falls into same segment and is expected to have a head to head competition. There is a change in transmission which is a seven speed dual clutch system and except that there is almost no change in power-train which might set back the sales growth. It will be equipped with lot of new update gizmos in the interior that will excite many buyers to seek this car.
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Exterior and Interior
The Korean maker did not focus much on visual dimension as a result there is little makeover in exterior. Old bumper is evident in the first look but with new front lights, refreshed rear tail lights, curvy fog lamp and newly designed 18 inch machine finished alloy wheel it somewhat makes a difference in its looks. Front grill is updated with body colored grilles and chrome studded surrounding which gives it an edgy and sporty finish. The tire width of 18 inch alloys has been increased by 10 mm making it 225/40R18. It has a wheelbase of 104.3 inch including 167.3 inch in length, 71.1 in width, 55.1 inch in height. The coefficient of drag would be around 0.33 with a ground level around 5.9 mm.
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been face lifted with lot of interior tweaks that makes much more luring. Interior updates which are induced includes redefined center control button, rearranged steering wheel, electroluminescent sporty gauge cluster, engine sound damper with the option of choosing six different power train sound.
7 inch multi-touch screen innovative infotainment system, radio with HD facility, new navigation system, USB and iPod connectivity make it trendy. Hands free Bluetooth with telephonic system, Hyundai Blue Link feature, Beats music system and sporty forward seats are also there. This car is available in three colors variant: burnt orange, blue and grey. It is also furnished with lot of advanced safety features that include automatic collision notification, emergency assistance with SOS, roadside assistance, diagnostic trouble code notification etc.
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Engine Options
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is boosted by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder direct injected Turbocharger Gasoline Direct Engine that produces 201 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm. The bore and stroke calculates to 77 X 85.4 mm with a compression ratio of 9:5:1. The transmission of the car would be a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission system with an option of six speeds manual but it replaces the old six speeds automatic. Everyone is expecting that the new transmission would enhance the riding experience at standard mileage.
It would produce a mileage around 26 mpg in city, 34 mpg in highway and 29 mpg combining both. Fuel consumption rate of the car has been tuned without dampening the performance.
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Price and Release Date
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is rumored to launch in 2015 and price for manual would be $ 22,000 and for automatic would be $ 23,000.