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New 2016 Hyundai Veloster Recieves Major Design and Performance Upgrades


Hyundai introduced a new Rally Edition, coupled with significant design, dynamic and connectivity enhancements to its Veloster coupe at the Chicago Auto Show today. The Veloster Rally Edition continues upon Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, with a more performance-focused suspension, RAYS® lightweight wheels with wide 225/40R18 tires, carbon-fiber-look aero accents, unique badging, and floor mats. The Rally Edition is a limited production, pre-plan run for 1,200 units. It covers vehicles in a gorgeous Matte Blue paint, guaranteeing exclusivity to its loyal fan base. The 2016 Veloster will hit dealerships, like Chapman Hyundai, in May 2015.

Furthermore, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo model also offers a performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), a new machined-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design, a sportier seat design, an accentuated electroluminescent gauge cluster, and a black headliner. The Veloster non-turbo receives a new 17-inch wheel design and available black seats with yellow accents.

In addition for 2016, all Veloster models come with a revised hood appearance without vent accents, dark gray grille surround, 10mm-wider tires fitted to all 18-inch wheels, and new audio/navigation system functions (HD Radio®, Apple Siri®, and next-generation Blue Link®).

All Veloster and Veloster Turbo models offer cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to the younger generation with the combination of excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise.

The Veloster delivers “Fluidic Sculpture” character lines, muscular wheel arches, body color, door handles, and mirrors. In addition, the vehicle will feature wraparound headlights and taillights. Veloster’s dynamic rear design has a distinct glass hatch and dual center-fascia chrome exhaust tips that perfectly compliment the assertive front fascia.

The turbo edition of the Veloster comes with two distinctive, free-flowing round exhaust tips. Additionally all Turbo models feature Active Sound Design, which provide richer in-cabin powertrain sound character for an even more engaging driving experience; particularly during spirited driving.

From the bigger and bolder hexagonal front grille, ground effects, rear bumper fascia, and prominent diffuser vents, Veloster Turbo’s design delivers aggression and aerodynamic stability compared with the base model. A new set of machined-finish 18-inch alloy wheels with argent spoke bevels add sophistication and sportiness to the side profile. The front view of the Veloster Turbo reveals eight individual headlight LED accents, a feature common on more expensive models.

Inside Veloster Turbo, leather-seating surfaces embroider on the side bolsters aid to produce a distinctive appearance, while delivering higher levels of comfort and support. For 2016, orange-accented seat bolsters are available with Ultra Black and Vitamin C exterior colors on the turbo model and the turbo-exclusive electroluminescent gauge cluster has been improved. This offers the driver information in a clearer, larger and more interactive format, with a larger TFT screen located between the tachometer and speedometer. Heated front seats are also a staple on the Turbo version.


The Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is the smallest Hyundai engine to utilize direct injection. This technology aids to produce even more power, superior efficiency, lower emissions, and higher levels of reliability.

With direct-injection, the Gamma 1.6-liter engine with manual transmission produces a peak output of 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 123 lb.-ft. at 4,850 rpm. The Gamma engine with dual-clutch transmission delivers 132 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 120 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,850 rpm. The Gamma also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, an electronic throttle control, a roller timing chain, variable induction, and innovative anti-friction coatings.

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