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Hyundai Open To A Variety of N Performance Models, Including Crossovers 15
Apr
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Hyuindai i30, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Reports on 04 15th, 2017


Hyundai has high hopes for the i30 N but it appears the automaker is open to an assortment of other N models.
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Call Me? Guy Films Driver Of Hit-And-Run Car, Makes This Humorous Video 24
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Offbeat News, video on 03 24th, 2017


Trying to find humor in something that's inherently not funny can be a good thing to relief your stress, especially if you add a catchy soundtrack.
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Future Cars: 2018 Hyundai Veloster Keeping It Asymmetrical, Will Get ‘N’ Performance Model 28
Jan
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Future Cars, Hyundai, Hyundai Scoops, Hyundai Veloster, Scoops on 01 28th, 2017


Hyundai’s ageing Veloster is one of those cars that you either love or hate. Quirky, odd, lop-sided or even edgy, whatever you think about it, there is no denying it’s different.
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Hyundai Adds New ‘Value Edition’ Veloster To US Lineup [63 Pics] 25
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, new cars, prices on 01 25th, 2017


Hyundai has created a new trim version for the Veloster called Value Edition that will set back US buyers $21,350, allowing for $950 in savings compared to ordering the equipment features separately.
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Hyundai Adds New ‘Value Edition’ Veloster To US Lineup [63 Pics] 25
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, new cars, prices on 01 25th, 2017


Hyundai has created a new trim version for the Veloster called Value Edition that will set back US buyers $21,350, allowing for $950 in savings compared to ordering the equipment features separately.
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Hyundai Heats Up Five Cars For SEMA, Plus New Skunkworks Race Concept 28
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Hyundai, Hyundai Concepts, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Veloster, SEMA show on 10 28th, 2016


While details about the new Skunkworks Race Concept will be shared during the unveiling on Nov 1st, the other four concepts present are the Bisimoto "Santa-Fast", nitrous-based Rockstar Santa Fe, the Gurnade Veloster Concept and the Ark Road Racer Elantra Concept.
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Hyundai & Gurnade Create Track-Focused Veloster Concept For SEMA 12
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Hyundai, Hyundai Concepts, Hyundai Veloster, SEMA show, tuning on 10 12th, 2016


Hyundai and Gurnade Inc have teamed up in order to put together this Veloster Concept for the 2016 SEMA Show.
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Hyundai Goes Further With Third Iteration Of The RM16 N Concept 2
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Hyundai, Hyundai Concepts, Hyundai Veloster, Korea on 06 2nd, 2016


Dressed to impress and wearing the "N" suffix to remind of the brand's performance division, the new RM16 N Concept has been introduced at the 2016 Busan Motor Show, in South Korea.
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Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction Survey Reveals 7 Cars People Regret Buying 30
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Consumer Reports, Hyundai Veloster, Jeep Compass, Kia Rio, Mercedes CLA, Nissan Altima, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Quest, video on 11 30th, 2015


Hearing from actual owners is probably the best way to judge whether or not a new car is worth your money instead of relying only on reviews and dealership info.
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Hyundai Veloster Turbo Given 500+ Horsepower And An Evil Look For SEMA 7
Oct
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in concepts, Hyundai, Hyundai Concepts, Hyundai Veloster, SEMA show, tuning on 10 7th, 2015


It looks like Hyundai will have a crowded stand at this year’s SEMA Show, as the Korean carmaker is previewing a third project already.
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Hyundai Bringing Veloster ‘Velocity’ Concept To SEMA: Video 16
Oct
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Concept Vehicle, Hyundai, Hyundai Velocity Concept, Hyundai Veloster, Kurt, SEMA, video on 10 16th, 2012

Hyundai’s Veloster “Velocity” concept

If you like the idea behind Hyundai’s Veloster Turbo but think the Korean automaker could have upped performance a few more notches, chances are that you’ll love the Velocity concept that Hyundai is bringing to this year’s SEMA Show. Like the Track’ster concept shown by family brand Kia at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, the Velocity seems to ask the question, “how far to the performance extreme can we take a production car?”

A collaborative effort between Hyundai America’s Design and Engineering divisions, the Velocity gets the best components available. It’s 1.6-liter turbo engine was pulled and shipped to Cosworth Engineering, which fitted it with new pistons, connecting rods, larger turbos, a bigger intercooler, a revised intake system, a higher-flow fuel system and custom ECU maps, which boosts output to “over” 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Underneath, the Velocity gets Bilstein springs and dampers, Brembo four-piston calipers and 19-inch HRE wheels shod with Kumho Ecsta SPT tires.

Outside, the Velocity wears a racing design motif in a white, red and gray livery with a ghosted Hyundai logo on the doors. The body kit was designed specifically to reduce front and rear lift at speed, and consists of new front and rear fascias, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, side skirts and a basket-handle rear wing.

Inside, Sparco supplied new seat belts, while Race-Keeper provided a video GPS data acquisition system for keeping track of your lap times. CPR installed an integrated roll bar, while Katzkin provided black and red suede for the Velocity’s seats and interior trim.

Like the Track’ster, we seriously doubt the Velocity will see production, but we’re encouraged by the fact that this is the second Cosworth-tuned car Hyundai is showing at SEMA. Could this be the start of an ongoing, performance-related relationship? We certainly hope so.



Hyundai To Offer Performance Tire Option On Veloster 24
Aug
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Kurt, News, Tires on 08 24th, 2012

The weak link of any car with sporting intentions, generally speaking, is the tires that it’s saddled with from the factory. When you think like an automaker, this makes sense – adding stickier rubber costs significantly more that cheaper tires purchased in the thousands, and then there’s the issue of customer satisfaction to deal with.

Early Acura NSX buyers filed suit against Honda when they realized that the stock high-performance tries on the NSX only delivered around 10,000 miles of tread life. Since then, manufacturers have shied away from giving us the good stuff, unless its sold in an add-on “summer tire” package.

According to Autoblog, Hyundai will soon offer up a summer tire package for its sporty Veloster. The word comes from none other than John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America’s President and CEO, who insists that stickier rubber has been in the planning stages for Veloster since the car was released.

For an additional $1,200, Hyundai will sell you a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (as long as you have the 18-inch wheels), which are capable of 0.94 gs of lateral acceleration, compared to 0.82 gs from the base Kumho Solus tires. Stopping distance on dry pavement is cut from 135 feet at 60 mph to 121 feet, which is probably the best way to sell your significant other on the idea. If you need more justification, consider this: Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires are what we run on our own cars at Automotive Addicts.



2012 Hyundai Veloster Review & Test Drive 5
Dec
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in 2012 Hyundai Veloster, Automotive, featured, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Test Drives on 12 5th, 2011

‘STRETCHING THE COUPE TO NEW BOUNDARIES’ 

Hyundai is making new waves here with innovation, styling, quality, performance for a fair asking price; the latest is the all-new 2012 Veloster that I just finished testing and photographing.

The all-new Veloster is a three-door coupe design with the functionality of a hatch and a passenger-side forward-hinged rear door.  It features the 1.6 liter GDI (gas-direct-injected) Gamma inline 4-cylinder engine and mated to the Hyundai standard proprietary six-speed manual transmission or the optional and Hyundai’s first EcoShift dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission.  Both transmissions give the Veloster up to 40mpg/highway miles.

What makes the all-new Veloster even more useful is its full complement of high-tech connectivity abilities starting with the standard multi-function seven-inch touch screen display that features Pandora internet radio capability, Gracenote display technology with voice recognition, video game console connectivity with a 115-volt power outlet, Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, standard Blue Link telematics platform, Blue Link Assurance provides a free introductory period of complementary core safety services including Automatic Crash Notification and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Blue Link Essentials provides Voice Text Messaging, Remote Door Unlock/Lock, Remote Horn & Lights, Panic Notification, Alarm Notification, Quick Tips, Location Sharing, Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Maintenance Alert, Monthly Vehicle Report, Recall Advisor, Web Vehicle Diagnostics, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Vehicle Immobilization, Valet Alert, Geofence, Speed Alert and Curfew.

Blue Link Guidance provides Turn-by-Turn Navigation, POI Search by advanced voice recognition system, POI Web Search & Download, Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition, Traffic, Gas Station Locations & Gas Prices, Eco-Coach, Restaurant Ratings, and Weather Report.  This list of telematics is the most extensive of any other non-premium coupe or sedan on the market.

Veloster’s unique design takes inspiration from a high-performance sport bike.  Veloster has distinctive black A-pillars that give the glass a motorcycle helmet visor appearance.  In the front is an aggressive form of Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille, hood scoop detailing, and unique Hyundai-signature LED position lights.   Optional packages add a chrome grille surround, piano black highlights, fog lights and a massive dual panoramic sunroof that makes the entire roof length glass to decrease weight and lower the center of gravity.

In profile the Veloster features ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ character lines, a deep scallop below each door, muscular wheel arches, bodycolor door handles and mirrors, and wraparound headlights and taillights.  The Veloster comes standard with 17 inch alloy wheels and offers two types of 18 inch wheels.  The top-of-the-line 18 inch wheels that I had shod on my test model had painted inserts, a segment first and a real eye-catcher.

Veloster’s dynamic rear design has a distinctive glass hatch with spoiler, dual centered chrome rectangular exhaust outlets, a segment first, and a black lower fascia that complements the assertive front fascia.

Inside you’ll notice that the entire dashboard and doors are covered in black carbon fiber weave and that the center stack and controls resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate an optional push-button start/stop in the lower center of the stack.  The air vents are inspired by motorcycle tailpipes; while the floor console mirrors the deeply cut comfortable and supportive front bucket seats.  Metallic accents abound throughout the interior and give the interior a more spacious look and feel.  Alloy pedals and a leather wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel and shift knob are optional.  All dials, switches and buttons are within easy reach and fully illuminated for safe nighttime travel.  The instrument cluster is also easy to see and understand.

Veloster combines the style of a coupe and the functionality of a hatchback, while also incorporating an additional passenger-side door.  In the past, some coupes have used smaller rear-hinged access doors.  These coupes have always been compromised by having to open the driver-side door before the rear door could be opened, proving to be inconvenient for both the driver and passenger, and extremely difficult to operate in tight parking lot situations.  Hyundai’s fresh take here implements a conveniently hinged door on the passenger side of the Veloster, providing safe and ready access to the surprisingly spacious rear seats.  It is also convenient for loading or unloading cargo when the second-row seats are folded.  The passenger-side rear door handle is hidden to maintain the coupe design.  Another Hyundai first that works!

Moving the all-new Veloster forward is the all-new Gamma 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine that is the smallest Hyundai engine to use Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI).  GDI helps deliver highway fuel economy of 40mpg, lower emissions and higher reliability.  Despite its small size it deliver big numbers like 138hp at 6,300rpm and 123lb.ft. of torque at 4,850rpm.  But GDI is only part of the story as the new Gamma also features dual continuously variable valve timing, an electronic throttle control, a roller timing chain, variable induction and innovative anti-friction coatings such as CrN physical vapor deposition coating and diamond like carbon coating.

Hyundai’s commitment to making the Gamma engine extremely fuel efficient continues by pairing it with a standard silky-smooth, close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission that I used in my test Veloster, or an optional, all-new six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission developed by Hyundai.

Even though the hp and torque number are under 150hp the Veloster didn’t seem like ‘dead-wood’ when accelerating on city streets or merging into fast moving freeways inLos Angeles.  Its low weight of just 2,584lbs. is 400lbs. lighter than a new Scion tC and more than 80lbs. lighter than a new Mini Cooper S.  I was truly impressed with how quickly the Veloster gained speed when I shifter from first into third then forth gears.

The low weight also helps with agility and handling capability, not to mention the unique suspension system up front and in the rear.

The Veloster is fitted with a MacPherson strut front setup with coil springs, gas shocks and a 24mm stabilizer bar.  The rear setup features a lightweight V-torsion beam, a Hyundai first with an integrated 23mm stabilizer bar to allow bracing of the arms for greater stiffness and to further control body roll.  The rear setup also features monotube shocks for ride comfort.  I was impressed at how well this front-wheel-drive vehicle responded to my steering inputs but that is also because the Veloster features a sport-tuned electric power steering system that adjusts instantly to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a hydraulic system.  A quick-ratio steering rack is used for crisp feel on turn-in.  The Veloster’s turning diameter is just 34.1ft., better than the Scion tC’s 37.4ft., Honda’s CR-Z’s 35.4ft., and Mini’s 35.1ft.

Veloster stops with authority thanks to large, power-assisted steel disc brakes at all four corners.  Up front are 11 inch vented discs clamped with dual-piston calipers while 10.3 inch solid discs in the rear are clamped with large single-piston calipers.  Keeping you in control during severe braking maneuvers is standard ABS, BA, EBD, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control all working together to keep you on track.

Veloster protects you and your passengers with six airbags-up front, front seat-mounted impact bags, full side-curtain airbags, five 3-point safety belts with pretensioners/load limiters up front, tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear crumple zones plus steel beams in each door.

In the digital age everyone wants to be connected to their electronics at all times so as mentioned earlier, Veloster comes with a seven-inch touch screen display to operate the aforementioned devices.

Veloster is available with two audio systems, a standard 196-watt AM-FM-satellite radio-CD-MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod/USB/auxiliary input jacks.  A 450-watt Dimension Premium Audio system with eight-speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier are optional.  Also available is a navigation system.

The all-new Veloster is something very special with its unique design, functionality, performance, and featuring the latest in connectivity to keep all electronics enthusiasts happy as they drive their new Veloster.

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COPYRIGHT:2011:HARVEY SCHWARTZ

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: Base Veloster $17,300.00 / $21.395.00 as tested loaded
  • Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 138 horsepower @ 6300 rpm / 123 ft-lbs. @ 4850 rpm
  • Track: f/r-61.3/61.8in.
  • Ground clearance: 5.6in.
  • Coefficient of drag: 0.32
  • Headroom: f/r-37.2/35.3in. with sunroof
  • Legroom: f/r-43.9/31.7in.
  • Passenger volume: 80.8cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 15.5cu.ft. with seats up/34.7cu.ft. with seats down
  • Fuel tank: 13.2 gallons
  • 0-60 mph: 8.8 seconds
  • EPA mileage: 28mpg/city, 40mpg/highway






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