Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Veloster arrived at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, showing a brand new look as well connectivity enhancements. The first visual impact with the vehicle shows a revised front grille as well as a new hood, new 17-inch alloy wheel design and 10mm-wider tire width for 18-inch wheel option.
Moreover, the 2016 Veloster gets black-bolster seats featuring yellow inserts with select exterior colors and enhanced 7-inch touchscreen audio-navigation system functions such as HD Radio capability, “Eyes Free” Apple Siri integration, SiriusXM Travel Link (90-day trial) as well as the next-generation Blue Link telematics enhanced function.
2016 Hyundai Veloster receives an available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), exclusive 18-inch machined-finish alloy wheel design, sportier front seats, orange-accented seat bolsters and interior accents, sportier electroluminescent gauge cluster, red seat belts on Turbo R-Spec models as well as 10mm-wider tire width for 18-inch wheels.
Also, heated front seats are offered as standard on Turbo version. Under the hood, the 2016 Veloster uses the Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp at 6,300 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque at 4,850 rpm, when bolted to a manual transmission.
When the engine is equipped with a dual-clutch transmission, the engine delivers 132 hp an 6,300 rpm and 120 lb-ft of torque at 4,850 rpm. Meanwhile, the 2016 Veloster Turbo uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 201 hp at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 rpm.
When using a manual or automatic transmission, the Veloster Turbo is expected to return a fuel economy of 33 mpg on the highway. Standard Veloster will return 35 mpg on the highway when using a manual transmission and 36 mpg when equipped with a dual-clutch gearbox.
All Veloster Turbo models are available with Torque Vectoring Control (TVC), an active cornering technology that employs capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems. Enabling Veloster Turbo to enhance dynamic cornering during a spirited drive, TVC employs wheel speed sensors as well as ESC algorithms to implement precise braking force to the inside front wheel.
This essentially redirects power to the outside front wheel during the turn, thereby reducing wheelspin for improved levels of cornering grip as well as corner-exit acceleration. TVC allows drivers to deliver a more precise cornering during an enthusiastic drive.
Hyundai also gifted the Veloster Turbo with a quicker-ratio steering rack and a revised steering calibration for a more precise cornering, feedback and control. The car touches the ground with 18-inch alloy wheels that are wider by around 10 mm and shod in Kumho Solus 225/40R18 tires.
Both the Veloster and Veloster Turbo come equipped with a McPherson strut front suspension, a 23-mm diameter front stabilizer bar, coil springs and gas shock absorbers. On the rear, it features a light-weight V-torsion beam, an integrated 24-mm stabilizer bar, as well as monotube shock absorbers.
The new Veloster comes with electric power steering system that could adjust steering assistance according to the driving conditions. Offering better fuel economy than a conventional steering system, this electric power steering system gives the Veloster a turning diameter of 34.1 feet, which is basically better than of the Mini (35.4 feet), VW Beetle Turbo (35.4 feet), VW GTI ( 35.8 feet), Civic Si (37.1 feet) and Fiat Abarth (37.6 feet).