2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review

The Korean auto maker has showed a wide range of improvements with the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and this particular model is likely to be a favorite for car enthusiasts. The three-door hatchback design common with Hyundai models has been replaced with a sporty look as was showcased in the 2015 Chicago Auto show. A lot under the hood has remained the same though some minor improvements are evident both on the inside and outside.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review

A quick look at the exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo reveals some sleek machine-finished 18″ alloy rims fitted to wider and lighter tires and a dark gray grille surround at the front to give the car that sporty feel. Notably absent are the vents that previous Hyundai Veloster models are known for. 99% of the exterior details remain the same and Hyundai would definitely have done a better job on the visual updates. The interior stands out with a 7″ TFT vehicle information screen, a new leather-trimmed steering wheel. A good audio system from Beats audio and new sporty seats with some accents of either blue, orange or gray. One interesting feature found on the Veloster is the ability to alter the engine sounds courtesy of the engine-sound equalizer.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo side

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Engine

Unlike its predecessors, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster is fitted with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) though no major changes have been made on the engine itself. A manual 6-speed gearbox will also be available once the car is available at your local dealer in May.

The Veloster’s 1.6 liter turbo-charged four cylinder engine, retains the same horsepower and torque. The seven speed DCT has been optimized to improve performance while the six-speed DCT on the non-turbo 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been tuned for fuel efficiency. Fuel economy for the Veloster is most likely to remain unchanged owing to the few changes made to the engine though the automatic models should see a slight improvement to both fuel efficiency and performance. The Veloster rally edition is a fantastic new addition made by Hyundai. With a racing sport shifter mounted on the six speed gearbox to add a thrill to your driving experience, get yourself one before the 1200 units of this limited edition run out.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo rear

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Price

In its home market Korea, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo will set you back 27.3 million Korean Wons which translates to almost $22,000 for the manual model with the automatic model costing around $23,600. The new Veloster hits dealer lots in May.

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