Tucson and Veloster Earn 2015 Motorist Choice Awards

Hyundai Models Honored for Customer Satisfaction, Low Cost of Ownership

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 – The Hyundai Tucson and Veloster received 2015 Motorist Choice Awards from esteemed automotive industry research firms AutoPacific and IntelliChoice. The Tucson and Veloster were recognized as best in their class among 66,000 new vehicle buyers for delivering the compelling and sought-after combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time.

“The Motorist Choice Awards are significant because the vehicles are rated by new car buyers on 50 key attributes,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This accomplishment demonstrates that Hyundai meets the needs and expectations of compact crossover and sporty car shoppers.”

The Motorist Choice Award combines complementary analyses from AutoPacific’s new vehicle satisfaction survey with IntelliChoice.com’s proprietary cost-of-ownership data. The firms then use this consumer data to determine winners in each of 23 vehicle segments. The methodology provides a superior means of evaluating best-in-class vehicles that align consumer shopping patterns with probability for both satisfaction and value.

The 2015 Tucson comes standard with premium features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED headlight accents and a remote keyless entry system with alarm. In addition, Tucson offers a generous amount of standard safety equipment, including advanced front, front-side impact and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The all-new 2016 Tucson improves on an award-winning formula, and is expected to delight consumers on satisfaction and low ownership costs even more.

The Veloster lineup offers convenience, safety and performance for 2015, with continuing appeal for the popular sporty coupe. Both Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise.

AUTOPACIFIC

AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing and product-consulting firm. Every year AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies on the automotive industry. The firm also conducts extensive proprietary research and consulting for auto manufacturers, distributors, marketers and suppliers worldwide. Company headquarters and its state-of-the-art automotive research facility are in Tustin, California, with an affiliate office in the Detroit area. Since 1986, AutoPacific has provided innovative, methodologically sound, strongly implemented research, in addition to expert automotive analysis. AutoPacific is nationally known for its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards and Ideal Vehicle Awards. Additional information can be found on AutoPacific’s websites: www.autopacific.com and www.vehiclevoice.com.

INTELLICHOICE

IntelliChoice, part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group, is the market leader in automotive ownership cost and car values analysis. Founded in 1986, IntelliChoice is committed to empowering consumers to make better purchase decisions by providing independent and essential automotive information and tools. Through the IntelliChoice.com website, consumers can research, compare and price new cars and the cost of ownership. Motor Trend Automotive Group is an operating division of TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly Source Interlink Media), a recognized provider of targeted media and marketing services and one of the largest publishers of magazines and digital content for enthusiast audiences.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

Hyundai Veloster Wins Vincentric Best Value in America, Third Year in a Row

2015 Model Takes Top Spot in the Competitive Subcompact Segment

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 25, 2015 – For the third year in a row, Hyundai’s award-winning Veloster is named a Best Value in America winner from Vincentric, the automotive research firm specializing in automotive cost of ownership. The 2015 Veloster edged out competitors like the Honda Fit and Volkswagen Golf and to take the top spot in the subcompact segment.

Hyundai Veloster Wins Vincentric Best Value in America

“As a three-time winner of the Best Value in America awards, the Veloster delivered best-in-class performance with a total cost of ownership that was more than 7 percent below expected,” said David Wurster, president, Vincentric. “Contributing to its success was low depreciation costs and below average operating costs, making it a tough competitor to beat in a highly competitive segment.”

The Vincentric Best Value Awards measure ownership costs in eight different areas: depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, fees and taxes, opportunity cost, and maintenance. Using a model level analysis, the company ranks vehicles based on their expected cost of ownership, considering annual driving mileage and driving experience. The Best Value in America awards identify vehicles with lower than expected total cost of ownership versus the competition.

“The Veloster was built to have outstanding value over the years, without sacrificing on performance or driver experience,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This accolade proves once again the Veloster is the best in its class, combining stellar interior, performance drive, digital connectivity, and top of the line safety features into a sporty, efficient, and most importantly, competitively-priced package.”

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster is designed to make a bold statement, engineered to be a powerhouse with impeccable style and impressive space. It has the sleek design of a sporty coupe, packed with technology upgrades for multimedia enjoyment and performance enhancing gear like 17-inch alloy wheels, a dual centered chrome-tipped exhaust and a black rear spoiler. With these outstanding features and affordable pricing, the distinctive Veloster hatchback appeals to younger drivers looking for a standout vehicle to match their dynamic lifestyles.

ABOUT VINCENTRIC

Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as AOL, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, Business Fleet Magazine, and NADA Guides as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Receives Major Performance, Design and Connectivity Enhancements, Plus New Rally Edition

New Rally Edition Model Adds both Dynamic and Aesthetic Upgrades to Turbo R-Spec Model

CHICAGO, February 13, 2015Hyundai unveiled 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 builds 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 run planned for 1,200 units, all in a stunning Matte Blue paint, guaranteeing exclusivity to its enthusiast owners. 2016 Veloster will be available at dealers in May 2015.

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

Also for 2016, all Veloster models offer a revised hood appearance without vent accents, a 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 feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise.

2016 Veloster Highlights

  • Veloster Rally Edition
    • Sportier spring, damper, and stabilizer bar tuning compared with R-Spec
    • RAYS® lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels (5 lbs. lighter per wheel)
      • 225/40R18 performance all-season tires
    • B&M Racing® Sport Shifter
    • Carbon-fiber-look aero accents
    • “Rally Edition” floor mats and badging
    • Exclusive Matte Blue Paint
  • Veloster
    • New 17-inch alloy wheel design
    • Revised hood and front grille design
    • 10mm-wider tire width for 18-inch wheel option; now 225/40R18
    • Available black-bolster seats with yellow inserts w/select exterior colors
    • Enhanced 7-inch touchscreen audio/navigation system functions, including:
      • HD Radio® capability
      • “Eyes Free” Apple Siri® integration
      • SiriusXM® Travel Link (90-day trial)
      • Next-generation Blue Link® telematics enhanced function
  • Veloster Turbo
    • Available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT)
    • New Turbo-exclusive18-inch machined-finish alloy wheel design
    • New, sportier front seats with more aggressive bolstering
    • Available orange-accented seat bolsters and interior accents
    • New, sportier electroluminescent gauge cluster
    • Red seat belts on Turbo R-Spec model
    • 10mm-wider tire width for 18-inch wheels; now 225/40R18

NEW VELOSTER RALLY EDITION
New for 2016, the Veloster Rally Edition leverages the street credibility established by the Turbo R-Spec model. It features a higher performance tune for the springs, dampers, and front stabilizer bar, for even more responsive and precise handling capabilities. Complementing these suspension tuning upgrades, RAYS® lightweight alloy wheels have been fitted, reducing unsprung weight by five pounds per wheel for even better dynamic response and a distinctive sports appearance. The aero kit features carbon-fiber-look accent covers for a sporty appearance, with Rally Edition exterior badging. The Rally Edition is only available in an exclusive Matte Blue exterior color and black leather with blue-accented sport seats and only with the short-shifting B&M Racing® Sport Shifter and 6-speed manual transmission. Finally, embroidered floormats round out the distinctive look of this special performance model.

2016 Veloster Rally Edition
2016 Veloster Rally Edition

SPORT BIKE TUNER INSPIRATION
In profile, the Veloster features “Fluidic Sculpture” character lines, muscular wheel arches, bodycolor door handles and mirrors, and wraparound headlights and taillights. Veloster’s dynamic rear design has a distinctive glass hatch and dual center-fascia chrome exhaust tips that complement the assertive front fascia.

On the Turbo, the Veloster offers two distinctive, free-flowing round exhaust tips. Further, all Turbo models feature Active Sound Design, providing richer in-cabin powertrain sound character for an even more involving driving experience, especially during spirited driving.

2016 Veloster Turbo

From the bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, ground effects, rear bumper fascia, and prominent diffuser vents, Veloster Turbo’s design adds 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. From the front, Veloster Turbo reveals eight individual headlight LED accents, a feature typical on more expensive models.

Inside Veloster Turbo, leather seating surfaces with Turbo embroidering on the side bolsters help deliver a distinctive appearance while providing 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 enhanced, offering the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format, with a larger TFT screen located between the tachometer and speedometer. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version.

GAMMA 1.6-LITER DIRECT-INJECTED ENGINE
The Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is the smallest Hyundai engine to use direct injection. This technology helps deliver more power, superior efficiency, lower emissions and higher reliability.

With direct-injection, the Gamma 1.6-liter engine with manual transmission delivers 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 features Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, an electronic throttle control, a roller timing chain, variable induction and innovative anti-friction coatings.

VELOSTER TRANSMISSIONS
Hyundai’s commitment to making the Gamma engine extremely fuel efficient continues by pairing it with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT) developed by Hyundai.

Hyundai’s EcoShift DCT takes the benefits of a manual transmission, including low fuel consumption, and blends them with automatic transmission benefits, such as high comfort levels and smooth shift quality. In addition, the EcoShift DCT enables direct connection for high efficiency and uninterrupted torque transfer during shifts.

This powertrain also has an Active ECO mode which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy. The EcoShift DCT also incorporates Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents.

Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a new for 2016 seven-speed dual clutch (DCT) automatic transmission. Both transmissions were developed in-house by Hyundai. The new Veloster Turbo seven-speed automatic transmission features steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters and SHIFTRONIC® transmission gear control, and is more performance-tuned in comparison with the non-turbo model’s DCT. This transmission was specifically engineered to handle the increased torque output from the turbocharged engine. The non-turbo Veloster’s EcoShift DCT was tuned especially for fuel efficiency rather than the higher torque and performance calibration of the Veloster Turbo seven-speed DCT.

Turbo Model 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Turbo Model 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

TURBO R-SPEC MODEL
The heart of the Turbo R-Spec is the responsive, 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged engine, along with unique design cues and enhanced chassis tuning. Sport suspension and steering settings have been retuned for optimum responsiveness, with higher spring rates and a more rigid transmission mount. The Turbo R-Spec offers a 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw B&M Racing® Sport Shifter for a tighter, more direct shift feel.

New for 2016, the seat belts for the Turbo R-Spec are now red, reflecting the model’s performance intent. Inside, red leatherette bolsters with red/black cloth insert sport seats complement special embroidered-logo R-Spec floor mats for a sporty ambience. On the exterior, R-Spec badging adorns the rear hatch. Veloster Turbo R-Spec is available in three exterior colors: Elite White, Ultra Black and Pacific Blue

VELOSTER TURBO PERFORMANCE
The 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,750 rpm. Veloster Turbo models feature Active Sound Design, which enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for an even more involving driving experience. Turbo models generate 201 horsepower on regular fuel, which represents a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per liter.

TURBO MODEL EXCLUSIVE: TORQUE VECTORING CONTROL
All Veloster Turbo models offer Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems, allows Veloster Turbo to improve dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic driving. TVC uses wheel speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing wheelspin for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall, this provides Veloster Turbo drivers with an incremental margin of cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.

Veloster Turbo also features a quicker-ratio steering rack and a revised steering calibration to match, which gives drivers precise cornering, feedback and control. For 2016, the 18-inch alloy wheel tire width has been increased by 10mm, fitted with Kumho Solus 225/40R18 tires, designed to extract maximum performance without compromising ride.

VELOSTER FUEL EFFICIENCY
Through the application of these advanced engine technologies and weight-saving measures, Veloster Turbo and non-turbo offer solid performance from 1.6-liters of displacement, and superb fuel economy as well.

Veloster Model EPA-estimated
City Rating
EPA-estimated
Highway Rating
EPA-estimated
Combined Rating
Veloster M/T
(Normally-aspirated)
27 35 30
Veloster A/T
(Normally-aspirated)
28 36 31
Veloster Turbo M/T
(Turbocharged)
25 33 28
Veloster Turbo A/T
(Turbocharged)
27 33 29

Veloster’s compelling combination of performance with efficiency is a formula many industry competitors are seeking to duplicate. Hyundai’s development focus on all the factors of efficient performance, such as direct-injection, small-displacement turbocharged engines, six-speed and dual-clutch transmissions, comprehensive light-weighting, efficient aerodynamics, and reduction of parasitic engine losses through electric-powered ancillaries, have combined to yield simultaneous benefits in performance and efficiency to the consumer.

SPORT-TUNED DYNAMICS
Veloster and Veloster Turbo are fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 23-mm diameter front stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a light-weight V-torsion beam, with an integrated 24-mm stabilizer bar to allow bracing of the arms for greater rigidity and to further control body roll. The rear suspension also uses monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort with control.

Veloster features electric power steering that adjusts assistance to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. Veloster’s turning diameter of 34.1 feet is better than Mini’s 35.4 feet, Civic Si’s 37.1 feet, VW GTI’s 35.8 feet, VW Beetle Turbo’s 35.4 feet, and Fiat Abarth’s 37.6 feet.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS
The Veloster rides on a 104.3-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 166.1 inches and width of 70.5 inches. The Veloster Turbo has the same a 104.3-inch wheelbase, but is 1.2 inches longer (167.3 inches) and 0.6 inches wider (71.1 inches).

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY
World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 2,679 pounds, the Veloster base model is 403 pounds lighter than the Scion tC. Further, at just 2,877 pounds, Veloster Turbo is 125 pounds lighter than the Honda Civic Si Coupe and 95 pounds lighter than the Volkswagen GTI. This priority on weight efficiency allows the Veloster Turbo to deliver a great combination of agility, performance, and fuel efficiency.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY
All Velosters feature a rearview camera fitted to all models for superior parking visibility. Velosters have an exceptional level of standard safety features for the sporty coupe segment highlighted by a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist to counter this force. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

All Velosters feature six airbags—including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags. Velosters also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

ENHANCED AUDIO/NAVIGATION SYSTEM CONNECTIVITY
Customers expect to be connected to their electronics at all times, so Veloster comes standard with a multifunction seven-inch touchscreen display. At engine start-up, the screen comes to life with a Veloster image and a unique sound. There are even three interface layouts users can choose from to suit their personal taste.

For 2016, Veloster audio/navigation systems have also been enhanced with the following capabilities and improvements:

  • Multi-touch screen with menu swipe function
  • HD Radio® capability
  • “Eyes Free” Apple Siri® integration for iPhone
  • Advanced SiriusXM® functions, including Travel Link (90-day trial)
  • On-board music and app storage (Jukebox 6GB and Apps 4GB)
  • Navigation map and music split-screen display function
  • Navigation map with enhanced junction-view lane guidance

A Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address book download and audio streaming is standard and onboard navigation is optional. The system also integrates a rearview camera.

Pandora® internet radio is integrated into all Velosters. The display screen has a Pandora icon to stream internet radio from an iPhone® or Android®. Pandora can also be viewed on the display screen and songs can be given the familiar Pandora thumbs up or thumbs down.

With video games being an important element of entertainment, Hyundai integrated an RCA cable and an available 115-volt power outlet in Veloster to support gaming consoles for ultimate gaming sessions or to watch videos on the seven-inch multimedia touchscreen when the vehicle is parked.

Veloster Turbo features a standard 450-watt Dimension Premium Audio system with eight speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer, external amplifier and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. A SiriusXM® Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. For 2016, SiriusXM Travel Link® has been added, with a 90-day trial period.

CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®
The 2016 Veloster offers the next-generation of Hyundai Blue Link®, with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like remote start, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock and stolen vehicle recovery. In addition to these features and services, Veloster models equipped with Blue Link come standard with one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Recall Advisor
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone)
  • On-Demand Diagnostics (next-generation Blue Link-equipped Veloster only)
  • Driving Information (next-generation Blue Link-equipped Veloster only)
  • In-Vehicle Car Care (next-generation Blue Link-equipped Veloster only)
    • Recall and Maintenance info
    • App Store Access (In-vehicle and Web)

Remote package:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Geo-Fence (late availability; next-generation Blue Link-equipped Veloster only)
  • Valet Alert (late availability; next-generation Blue Link-equipped Veloster only)
  • Speed Alert (late availability; next-generation Blue Link-equipped Veloster only)
  • Curfew Alert
  • Panic Notification
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Destination search powered by Google® (navigation-equipped only)
  • Destination Send-to-Car by Google®
  • POI Web Search and Download
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation (non-navigation-equipped only)

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Turbo R-Spec Model Joins Veloster Line-Up

New R-Spec Model Provides a More Focused Performance Package for Tuners and Enthusiasts

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec Exteroir

Hyundai today announced the addition of the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to its line-up at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The heart of the R-Spec is the responsive, aftermarket-tunable 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged engine, along with unique design cues, enhanced chassis tuning, a B&M Racing® Sport Shifter, and the lowest price point in the Veloster Turbo lineup. R-Spec production will begin in December 2013 with availability in early February 2014.

Veloster Turbo R-Spec is the fourth R-Spec model in Hyundai’s lineup, following in the footsteps of Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec and Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. R-Spec represents the ultimate performance version of each of these models. For Veloster Turbo R-Spec, sport suspension and steering settings have been retuned for optimum responsiveness, with higher spring rates and a more rigid transmission mount. On the powertrain side, R-Spec is available only with the 6-speed manual transmission, and a short-throw B&M Sport Shifter has been added for a tighter, more direct shift feel.

2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec Highlights

  • Unique R-Spec suspension and steering tuning for enhanced agility and feel
  • 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with new shift knob design
  • Short-throw B&M Racing® Sport Shifter for a tighter, high-precision shift feel
  • Red exterior accents on front splitter and side blades (optional; later availability)
  • Red leatherette bolsters with red/black cloth insert sport seats (in lieu of standard leather on other Veloster Turbo models)
  • R-Spec embroidered-logo floor mats and R-Spec exterior badging
  • Lowest MSRP Veloster Turbo model: $22,110, including $810 destination charge

“We’re thrilled to add the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to our growing family of enthusiast-oriented R-Spec models”, said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The R-Spec takes the Veloster theme of affordable performance to an entirely new level that is sure to appeal to driving enthusiasts.”

On the exterior, R-Spec adds a sporty red-accented front splitter and side blades, with R-Spec badging on the rear hatch. Inside, red leatherette bolsters with red/black cloth insert sport seats complement special embroidered-logo R-Spec floor mats for a sporty ambience. Veloster Turbo R-Spec will be available in four colors: Elite White, Ultra Black, Marathon Blue, and exclusively for 2014 Veloster, Sprint Gray.

In keeping with its purist driving focus, some standard equipment from the Turbo model has been deleted from the R-Spec, such as proximity-key entry with push-button start, premium gauge cluster, side-repeater mirrors, driver’s auto-up window, high-gloss interior cues and full-faced heated leather seats.

Adding to the focused driving experience for all 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models is Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems, improves dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic driving. TVC uses wheel-speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing wheelspin, for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall, TVC provides Veloster Turbo R-Spec drivers with an incremental margin of cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.

Inside the cabin, 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models receive Active Sound Design (later availability), which provides richer in-cabin powertrain resonance for an even more involving driving experience, especially during spirited driving.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

2014 Veloster Adds Performance, Convenience and Safety Appeal to Innovative 3-Door Sport Coupe

Turbo Models add Torque Vectoring Control and Active Sound Design

Success of Special Edition RE:MIX model Spawns more Variants in the Near Future

2014 Hyundai Veloster Exterior

Hyundai’s convention-shattering Veloster adds even more convenience, safety and performance for 2014, further increasing the appeal of the popular sporty coupe. Both Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise.

Veloster’s strong appeal is evident in the marketplace, with high sales velocities and tight supplies, particularly of the fully-loaded Veloster Turbo models. Overall, the popularity of high-content Velosters, both naturally-aspirated and turbo models, is yielding higher transaction prices and strong residual values. The first limited edition, Veloster RE:MIX, is nearly sold out, representing about 10 percent of Veloster sales during its availability period. Based on the success of the RE:MIX edition, Hyundai is bringing new Veloster special editions to the market in the near future. Look for the next Veloster performance model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2014 Veloster Highlights

  • Limited edition Veloster RE:MIX reaches 10 percent of Veloster sales
  • RE:MIX success spawns more Veloster special editions in the near future
  • Rearview camera, driver’s blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights are now standard equipment on all Velosters
  • Torque Vectoring Control standard on Turbo model
  • Active Sound Design in-cabin powertrain sound enhancement standard on Turbo
  • Automatic Temperature Control now available on Turbo model
  • Hyundai Assurance Connected Care telematics services standard for three years via the Hyundai BlueLink platform

SPORT BIKE TUNER INSPIRATION

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.

In profile the Veloster features “Fluidic Sculpture” character lines, muscular wheel arches, bodycolor door handles and mirrors, and wraparound headlights and taillights. Veloster’s dynamic rear design has a distinctive glass hatch, dual center-fascia chrome exhaust tips that complement the assertive front fascia.

Inside, the center stack and controls resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate an available push-button starter. The air vents are inspired by motorcycle tailpipes, while the floor console mirrors the seat of a bike. Metallic accents abound throughout the interior. Alloy pedals and a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are also available.

On the Turbo, Hyundai designers have removed the Veloster’s trapezoidal center exhaust and replaced it with two larger, free-flowing round exhaust tips. Further, for 2014, Turbo models add Active Sound Design (later availability), providing richer in-cabin powertrain sound character for an even more involving driving experience, especially during spirited driving.

From the bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, ground effects, rear bumper fascia, and prominent diffuser vents, Veloster Turbo’s design adds aggression and aerodynamic stability compared with the base model. Veloster Turbo is available in Matte Gray paint. A set of 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts completes the Veloster Turbo’s distinctive design signature. From the front, Veloster Turbo reveals eight individual headlight LED accents, a feature typical on more expensive models.

2014 Hyundai Veloster Interior

Inside the Turbo interior, leather seating surfaces with Turbo embroidering in the upper seatbacks help deliver a distinctive appearance while providing exceptional support and comfort. A turbo-exclusive electroluminescent gauge cluster offers driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format, with two TFT screens located between the tachometer and speedometer. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version.

THE THIRD DOOR

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 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 implements a conventionally hinged door on the passenger side of the Veloster, providing safe and ready access to the surprisingly spacious rear seats. The passenger-side rear door handle is hidden to maintain the coupe design.

GAMMA 1.6-LITER DIRECT-INJECTED ENGINE

The Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is the smallest Hyundai engine to use direct injection. This technology helps deliver more power, superior efficiency, lower emissions and higher reliability.

With direct-injection, the Gamma 1.6-liter engine with manual transmission delivers 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 features Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, an electronic throttle control, a roller timing chain, variable induction and innovative anti-friction coatings, including CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating.

VELOSTER TRANSMISSIONS
Hyundai’s commitment to making the Gamma engine extremely fuel efficient continues by pairing it with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT) developed by Hyundai.

Hyundai’s EcoShift DCT takes the benefits of a manual transmission, including low fuel consumption, and blends them with automatic transmission benefits, such as high comfort levels and smooth shift quality. In addition, the EcoShift DCT enables direct connection for high efficiency and uninterrupted torque transfer during shifts.

This powertrain also has an Active ECO mode which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy. The EcoShift DCT also incorporates Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents.

Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions were developed in-house by Hyundai. Veloster Turbo’s six-speed automatic transmission features steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters and SHIFTRONIC® transmission gear control rather than the base Veloster’s EcoShift DCT. This transmission was engineered to handle the increased torque output from the turbocharged engine. The gear ratio spread on the automatic transmission is slightly narrower than the DCT (6.0 vs. 6.38) to keep engine speeds in the optimum power band during acceleration. The non-turbo Veloster’s EcoShift DCT was tuned specially for fuel efficiency rather than the higher torque and performance calibration of the Veloster Turbo.

VELOSTER TURBO PERFORMANCE

The 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 rpm. 2014 Veloster Turbo models add Active Sound Design (later availability) which enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for an even more involving driving experience. Even more impressive, these Turbo models generate 201 horsepower on regular fuel, which represents a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per liter.

VELOSTER TURBO VERSUS ITS RIVALS

Base Engine 2014
Veloster Turbo
2014
Civic Coupe Si
2014
Mini Cooper S
2014
Mini Clubman S
2014
VW Beetle Turbo
2013
Fiat 500 Abarth
Displacement 1.6-liter Turbo 2.4-liter 1.6-liter Turbo 1.6-liter Turbo 2.0-liter Turbo 1.4-liter Turbo
Horsepower 201 @ 6000 205@ 7000 181@ 5500 181@ 5500 210@ 5300 160 @ 5500
Torque (lb.-ft.) 195 lb–ft @ 1750 174@4400 177@1600–5000 177@1600–5000 207@ 1700 170 @ 2500-4000
Specific Output
(HP/liter)
125.6 85.4 113.1 113.1 105.0 114.3
Transmission 6 M/T or A/T 6 M/T 6 M/T or A/T 6 M/T or A/T 6M/T or DCT 5M/T
EPA-estimated Fuel Economy
M/T
A/T
24/33
24/31
TBD
N/A
27/35
26/35
26/35
26/34
21/30
24/30
28/34
Recommended Fuel Type Regular Premium Premium Premium Premium Premium
Curb Weights
M/T
A/T
2,800
2,888
TBD
N/A
2,668
2,712
2,833
2,877
3,056
3,104
2512
Power-to-Weight
M/T
A/T
14.0
14.4
TBD
N/A
14.7
15.0
15.7
15.9
14.6
14.8
15.7
N/A

TWIN-SCROLL TURBOCHARGER WITH DIRECT-INJECTION

Unlike many of its direct competitors, Veloster Turbo’s impressive horsepower and torque ratings are based on regular fuel rather than more costly premium fuel. Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the direct-injection system, results in minimal turbo lag for responsive power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but Hyundai has brought this technology down to some of the most affordable models in its line-up.

Twin-scroll turbocharger designs have two exhaust gas inlets divided by split walls inside the turbine housing, with both gas passages controlled by a wastegate. A twin-scroll turbo recovers even more energy from the exhaust than a single-scroll turbocharger, thanks to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll design separates the cylinders whose exhaust gas pulses interfere with each other, resulting in improved pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine for quick and smooth responsiveness.

For example, at the start of the intake stroke of cylinder one and when both the intake and exhaust valves of cylinder one are open (valve overlap period), cylinder three already starts its exhaust stroke with the exhaust valve open. If the exhaust passages of cylinder one and three were connected, the exhaust gas pulse from cylinder three would increase the back pressure of cylinder one. This would reduce the induction of the fresh air and increase the amount of hot residual gases inside the cylinder. However, with the twin-scroll turbocharger setup, this interference is minimized and turbo spooling is more efficient.

The result of this superior scavenging effect from a twin-scroll design leads to better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine. This allows greater valve overlap, resulting in an improved quality and quantity of the air charge entering each cylinder. In fact, with more valve overlap, the scavenging effect of the exhaust flow alone can even draw more air in on the intake side. At the same time, drawing out the remainder of the low-pressure exhaust gases helps pack each cylinder with a purer and denser air charge. Maximum boost from the turbocharger is 18.0 psi.

Veloster’s twin-scroll turbo has superior handling of exhaust gas separation at the turbine leading to improved low-end torque and faster transient torque response. The twin-scroll turbocharger design has other advantages over traditional, single-scroll turbocharging systems, including:

  • Improved combustion efficiency
  • Low engine-speed efficiency and response
  • Cooler cylinder temperatures and exhaust temperatures
  • Leaner air/fuel ratio

Special features of Hyundai’s twin-scroll turbocharger design include:

  • Stainless steel exhaust manifold and the twin-scroll turbine housing are cast in a patent-pending one-piece design
  • Wastegate for the turbocharger uses a more responsive motor-driven electrical control instead of being mechanically controlled

With the integrated stainless-steel turbine housing within the exhaust manifold, not only is the weight and cost of the casting dramatically reduced, but the durability of the turbine housing is also improved. In addition, heat-energy recovery and thus turbo efficiency is significantly improved due to the traditional two-piece design effectively insulating some of the heat energy at the joint/gasket area.

By adapting the motor-driven electrical wastegate, the boost pressure is more precisely controlled. The back pressure is reduced when turbo boost is not necessary by opening the wastegate, which improves fuel efficiency. During cold starts, the wastegate remains open, which results in faster catalyst light-off timing for reduced exhaust emissions.

A direct-injection fuel delivery system contributes to improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. This shorter, more direct path of fuel delivery allows for greater control of the fuel mixture at the optimum moment, thus improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high-pressure pump that operates at pressures up to 2,175 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a higher-than-normal 9.5 compression ratio, while achieving a best-in-class 125.6 horsepower-per-liter.

VELOSTER FUEL EFFICIENCY

Through the application of these advanced engine technologies and weight-saving measures, Veloster Turbo and non-turbo not only offer solid performance from 1.6-liters of displacement, but superb fuel economy as well.

Veloster Model EPA-estimated
City Rating
EPA-estimated
Highway Rating
EPA-estimated
Combined Rating
Veloster M/T
(Normally-aspirated)
26 35 30
Veloster A/T
(Normally-aspirated)
28 36 31
Veloster Turbo M/T
(Turbocharged)
24 33 28
Veloster Turbo A/T
(Turbocharged)
24 31 27

Veloster’s compelling combination of performance with efficiency is a formula many industry competitors are seeking to duplicate. Hyundai’s development focus on all the factors of efficient performance, such as direct-injection, small-displacement turbocharged engines, six-speed and dual-clutch transmissions, comprehensive light-weighting, efficient aerodynamics, and reduction of parasitic engine losses through electric-powered ancillaries, have combined to yield simultaneous benefits in performance and efficiency to the consumer.

SPORT-TUNED DYNAMICS

All Velosters are fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 24-mm diameter front stabilizer. The rear suspension is a light-weight V-torsion beam, a Hyundai-first, with an integrated 23-mm stabilizer bar to allow bracing of the arms for greater rigidity and to further control body roll. The rear suspension also uses monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort.

Veloster features electric power steering that adjusts assistance to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. Veloster’s turning diameter of 34.1 feet is better than Mini’s 35.1 feet, Civic Si’s 35.4 feet, VW GTI’s 35.8 feet, VW Beetle Turbo’s 35.4 feet, and Fiat Abarth’s 37.6 feet.

TURBO MODEL: TORQUE VECTORING CONTROL

For 2014, Veloster Turbo models add Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems, allows Veloster Turbo to improve dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic driving. TVC uses wheel speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing wheelspin for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall, this provides Veloster Turbo drivers with an incremental margin of cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.

Veloster Turbo also features a quicker-ratio steering rack and a revised steering calibration to match, which gives drivers precise cornering, feedback and control. All Veloster Turbos ride on Kumho Solus KH25 215/40R18 85V tires, designed to extract maximum performance without compromising ride.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The Veloster rides on a 104.3-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 166.1 inches and width of 70.5 inches. The Veloster Turbo has the same a 104.3-inch wheelbase, but the Turbo is 1.2 inches longer (167.3 inches) and 0.6 inches wider (71.1 inches).

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY

World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 2,584 pounds, the Veloster base model is more than 400 pounds lighter than the Scion tC and more than 80 pounds lighter than the Mini Cooper S. Further, at just 2,800 pounds, Veloster Turbo is 143 pounds lighter than the Honda Civic Si Coupe and 234 pounds lighter than the Volkswagen GTI. This priority on weight efficiency allows the Veloster Turbo to deliver a great combination of agility, performance, and fuel efficiency.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY

The 2014 Veloster features a rearview camera fitted to all models for superior parking visibility. Velosters have an exceptional level of standard safety features for the sporty coupe segment highlighted by a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist to counter this force. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

All Velosters feature six airbags-including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags. Velosters also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

CONNECTIVITY

In the digital age, customers expect to be connected to their electronics at all times, so Velosters come standard with a multifunction seven-inch touchscreen display. At engine start-up, the screen comes to life with a Veloster image and a unique sound. There are even three interface layouts users can choose from to suit their personal taste.

Pandora® internet radio is integrated into all Velosters. The display screen has a Pandora icon to stream internet radio from an iPhone® or Android®. Pandora can also be viewed on the display screen and songs can be given the familiar Pandora thumbs up or thumbs down.

2014 Hyundai Veloster Pandora Radio

  • Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, via personalized radio stations.
  • According to Nielsen, Pandora is one of the top five most popular apps across all smartphone platforms.
  • Today, tens of millions of people have a deeply personal connection with Pandora, based on the delight of personalized radio listening and discovery.
  • Pandora has more than 65 million listeners throughout the United States.

Gracenote® improves how Veloster drivers access and manage their music, using enhanced voice-recognition commands in concert with an iPod®. Gracenote MediaVOCS® technology improves the accuracy of the system’s voice recognition capabilities for music search, letting drivers pinpoint artists, album and genre. For instance, Gracenote MediaVOCS® helps the system understand artist names like Beyonce and AC/DC. For example, drivers can use “The Boss” as a voice command to access tracks from Bruce Springsteen. In addition, the song’s album cover art displays on Veloster’s touchscreen.

With video games being an important element of entertainment, Hyundai integrated an RCA cable and an available 115-volt power outlet in Veloster to support gaming consoles for ultimate gaming sessions or to watch videos on the seven-inch multimedia touchscreen when the vehicle is parked.

Veloster Turbo features a standard 450-watt Dimension Premium Audio system with eight speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer, external amplifier and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. A SiriusXM® Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker.

A Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address book download and audio streaming is standard. Onboard navigation is optional. The system also integrates a rearview camera.

HYUNDAI ASSURANCE CONNECTED CARE POWERED BY BLUE LINK®

Hyundai’s telematics services program, Assurance Connected Care, is standard for three years on all 2014 Velosters equipped with Blue Link. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai also recently introduced an all-new mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Completely redesigned, the app has been significantly enhanced from the previous version and boasts a new user experience, faster navigation and innovative new features. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app today from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively. A BlackBerry version is also available.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

BLUE LINK® PACKAGES

Blue Link Assurance package:

Safety:

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance — Provides assistance when an accident occurs and an airbag is deployed. In this event, an ACN signal, containing customer and location information, will automatically be transmitted to the response center. Upon receipt of the signal, a response specialist will attempt to establish voice communications with the vehicle occupants and forward any pertinent information to emergency services.
  • SOS Emergency Assistance – Customers request emergency assistance by pressing the dedicated SOS button in the vehicle. This action transmits vehicle information and location to specially-trained response specialists, who assist in coordinating the dispatch of appropriate emergency assistance to the customer. The response specialist will remain on the line with the customer until advised assistance has arrived.
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance – Enables customers to utilize their Hyundai Assurance 24/7 Roadside Assistance via a single in-vehicle button-press. With Blue Link, vehicle information (including location) is automatically transmitted to a response center, enabling the specialist to dispatch assistance more quickly and efficiently for vehicle assistance and retrieval.

Car Care:

  • Maintenance Alert – Notifies customers in the vehicle as well as via website, email or SMS message that an upcoming service is due leading up to the service date.
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification – Provides explanation and repair assistance using vehicle data and off-board diagnosis capabilities to better inform the customer of vehicle diagnostic alerts. A combination of in-vehicle display alerts and guided voice messages provides customers with additional instructions (information is also sent to the customer’s preferred dealer to assist with the diagnostic process).
  • Recall Advisor – Provides all pertinent recall information should a recall be initiated.
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Web Vehicle Diagnostics – Provides a report of vehicle diagnostics and other important information in a monthly email report and web page update, starting 30 days after registering with the Blue Link service.
  • Service Link – Connects to a Blue Link agent to schedule a service appointment. For non-maintenance appointments, a recording of the request will be sent to the preferred dealer in advance of the service appointment to help them prepare for the service visit.

Blue Link Essentials package:

Remote Access:

  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock – Enables locking or unlocking vehicle doors via smartphone application, owner’s website, or a toll-free number.
  • Remote Horn and Lights – Enables activating the horn and/or lights via smartphone application, owner’s website, or a toll-free number.
  • Remote Vehicle Start – Enables customers to start the vehicle via smartphone application, owner’s website, or a toll-free number for vehicles equipped with push-button start and either automatic or dual-clutch transmissions.
  • Car Finder – (Exclusively available via mobile app). Allows you to find your vehicle on a map if you are within a 1-mile radius of your vehicle and to save your vehicle’s location for future reference.

Vehicle Safeguard:

  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery – In the event a customer’s vehicle is reported stolen (and a stolen vehicle report has been filed with the appropriate police department), the response center can provide assistance to the police in an attempt to recover the vehicle.
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown – Used with Stolen Vehicle Recovery, this enables law enforcement to gradually reduce the engine power of the vehicle, thus slowing it down to safe levels. A warning will be transmitted to the driver prior to the slowdown procedure.
  • Vehicle Immobilization – Used with Stolen Vehicle Recovery, this enables law enforcement to send a signal to the vehicle which immobilizes the engine management system, thus preventing startup. This capability is only valid when the ignition is off, but the command can be saved by the Engine Control Unit for later immobilization if the vehicle is on or in motion at the time of signal transmission.
  • Alarm Notification – Notifies customers when and where the vehicle alert is activated via a text message, email or an automated phone call.
  • Panic Notification – Notifies customers when the panic button on their vehicle key fob has been activated, signifying when a family member or other vehicle occupant may be in danger. Notifications are configured online and transmitted via email or phone call.
  • Valet Alert – Enables alert via email, text message or automated phone message when the customer’s vehicle moves beyond a prescribed distance threshold after leaving the vehicle with the valet.
  • Geo-Fence – Enables monitoring vehicle movement in and out of pre-defined regions configured on the owner’s website. When the vehicle enters or leaves a designated region, the customer is notified by email, text message or automated phone message.
  • Speed Alert – Notifies the customer via email, text message or automated phone message when their vehicle exceeds the specified speed threshold established on the owner’s website. This provides high value for parents of teen drivers and small fleet customers.
  • Curfew Alert – Notifies owners if the vehicle is being used outside a pre-determined time interval. Alerts are configured online and sent via email, text message and/or automated phone message.

Blue Link Guidance package:

  • TBT (Turn-by-turn) Navigation Service — Provides turn-by-turn navigation guidance for downloaded Points of Interest. Both visual and audio guidance is provided for vehicles without factory navigation.
  • POI Search by advanced voice recognition system and by Web and download – Enables Point-of-Interest in-vehicle searches using an automated voice system. Results can be downloaded to the vehicle navigation system. Live operators can provide additional support, if needed. POI search by Web and mobile app enables sending destinations to vehicle for automatic download after starting the vehicle.
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition – Enables customers to pre-define several routes to a common destination and receive regularly-scheduled traffic alerts for traffic delays along those routes. Results include flow and incident data, along with “Fastest Route” recommendation if applicable.
  • Traffic – Provides traffic information surrounding the customer’s vehicle and in the nearby area, based on preferences established using the owner’s website.
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices – Locates the nearest gas stations by price and provides brand and regular unleaded fuel price. Results are played back via automated voice and can be downloaded to the vehicle’s navigation system.
  • Eco-Coach – Monitors the customer’s driving performance habits (MPG and CO2 emissions) on a continual and historical basis. Results and environmentally responsible driving recommendations are provided on the owner’s website.
  • Restaurant Ratings – Provides restaurant ratings for local restaurants with address download for turn-by-turn navigation or onboard navigation.
  • Weather – Provides weather forecasts for the immediate area or for customer-defined locations within the owner’s website.

More details regarding Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform standard for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Injects Street Credibility into Veloster with New Turbocharged Engine

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Exterior

Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2013 Veloster Turbo armed with 201 horsepower in a world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Veloster Turbo is one bookend to Hyundai’s turbocharged sports coupe line-up, paired with the refreshed 274 horsepower, rear-wheel drive 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T (Turbo) also debuting at the show today.

“The Turbo further broadens Veloster’s hero role in the Hyundai line-up to attract our next generation of buyers,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product and corporate planning, Hyundai MotorAmerica. “It’s powerful, high-tech and fuel-efficient, attributes which we think make Veloster Turbo the ultimate innovation in the sport coupe segment.”

The 2013 Veloster Turbo arrives, facing off against worthy competitors such as the Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si and Mini Cooper/Clubman S with a better power-to-weight ratio than all of them, and a unique sport-tuned steering and suspension hardware set.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013 Veloster Turbo (Exclusive Turbo features)

•Powered by a new 1.6-liter Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission

•Horsepower: 201 at 6000 RPM

•Highway fuel economy estimated at 35 mpg (M/T)

•Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter

•Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp

•Sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note

•Sport-tuned steering

•Unique front fascia, foglights and ground effects

•Hyundai-first Matte Gray paint

•Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts

•Projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents

•Side mirrors with turn signal indicators

•Unique LED taillights

•Supervision cluster

•Leather seating surfaces with driver’s lumbar support

•Heated front seats

•Turbo exclusive Graphite Black interior with Blue accents and headliner graphics

Veloster Turbo is the first vehicle in Hyundai’s 7/11 product initiative (seven new or redesigned models in the next 11 months). Hyundai just completed its 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new or redesigned models in 24 months), with the debut of the 2012 Hyundai Azera.

VELOSTER TURBO VERSUS ITS RIVALS

Base Engine 2013
Veloster Turbo
2012
Civic Coupe Si
2012
GTI
2012
Cooper S
2012
Clubman S
Displacement 1.6-liter Turbo 2.4-liter 2.0-liter Turbo 1.6-liter Turbo 1.6-liter Turbo
Horsepower (est.) 201 @ 6000 201 @ 7000 200 @ 5100 181 @ 5500 181 @ 5500
Torque (lb.-ft.) (est.) 195 lb-ft @ 1750 – 4500 170 @ 4400 207 @ 1800 177 @ 1600-5000 177 @ 1600-5000
Specific Output 125.6 83.8 100.0 113.1 113.1
Transmission 6 M/T or A/T 6 M/T or A/T 6 M/T or DCT 6 M/T or A/T 6 M/T or A/T
Fuel Economy
M/T
A/T
24/35
24/31
22/31
N/A
21/31
24/33
26/34
27/35
26/34
27/35
Curb Weights
M/T
A/T
2,800
2,888
2,877
N/A
3,034 (2D)
3,080 (2D)
2,668
2,712
2,833
2,877
Weight-to-Power Ratio
M/T
A/T
14.0
14.4
14.3
N/A
15.2
15.4
14.7
15.0
15.7
15.9

TWIN-SCROLL TURBOCHARGER AND GDI TECHNOLOGY

The 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine in the 2013 Veloster Turbo produces 201 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1750 – 4500 rpm with regular fuel. The Veloster Turbo is estimated to deliver 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway for manual transmission models and 24 city and 31 highway for automatic models. Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that when combined with the GDI system, results in instantaneous power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but Hyundai has brought this technology down its line-up from the Sonata 2.0T.

Hyundai Veloster Gamma Turbo GDI Engine

Twin-scroll turbocharger designs have two exhaust gas inlets divided by split walls inside the turbine housing, with both gas passages controlled by a waste-gate. A twin-scroll turbo recovers even more energy from the exhaust than a single-scroll turbocharger, thanks to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll design separates the cylinders whose exhaust gas pulses interfere with each other, resulting in improved pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine.

For example, at the start of the intake stroke of cylinder one and when both the intake and exhaust valves of cylinder one are open (valve overlap period), cylinder three already starts its exhaust stroke with the exhaust valve open. If the exhaust passages of cylinder one and three were connected, the exhaust gas pulse from cylinder three would increase the back pressure of cylinder one. This would reduce the induction of the fresh air and increase the amount of hot residual gases inside the cylinder. However, with the twin-scroll turbocharger setup, this interference is minimized.

The result of this superior scavenging effect from a twin-scroll design leads to better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine. This in turn allows greater valve overlap, resulting in an improved quality and quantity of the air charge entering each cylinder. In fact, with more valve overlap, the scavenging effect of the exhaust flow can literally draw more air in on the intake side. At the same time, drawing out the last of the low-pressure exhaust gases help pack each cylinder with a denser and purer air charge. Maximum boost from the turbocharger is 18 psi.

The twin-scroll turbocharger design has several other advantages over traditional, single-scroll turbocharging systems, including:

•Improved combustion efficiency

•Low engine-speed efficiency

•Kinetic exhaust gas energy is not wasted or trapped

•Cooler cylinder temperatures

•Lower exhaust temperatures

•Leaner air/fuel ratio

•Better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine

Veloster’s twin-scroll turbo has superior handling of exhaust gas separation at the turbine leading to improved low-end torque and faster transient torque response.

Two key features of Hyundai’s twin-scroll turbocharger setup are:

•The stainless steel exhaust manifold and the twin-scroll turbine housing are cast in a patent pending one-piece design

•The waste-gate for the turbocharger uses a motor-driven electrical controller instead of being mechanically controlled

Thanks to the integrated stainless-steel turbine housing with the exhaust manifold, not only is the weight and cost of the casting dramatically reduced, the durability of the turbine housing is also improved. In addition, heat energy recovery and thus turbo efficiency is significantly improved based on the fact that a traditional two-piece design effectively insulates some of the heat energy at the joint/gasket area.

By adapting the motor-driven electrical waste-gate, the boost pressure is precisely controlled. The back pressure is reduced when turbo boost is not necessary by opening the waste-gate, which improves fuel efficiency. During cold starts, the waste-gate remains open, which results in faster catalyst light-off for reduced exhaust emissions.

A GDI fuel delivery system contributes to improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. This shorter, more direct path of fuel delivery allows for greater control of the fuel mixture at the optimum moment, thus improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high pressure pump that operates at pressures up to 2175 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a higher-than-normal 9.5 compression ratio, while achieving a best-in-class 125.6 horsepower-per-liter. The piston heads are “dished” to increase combustion efficiency in the cylinder.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Exterior Rear

CUSTOM TWO-WHEEL TUNER INSPIRATION

Veloster Turbo’s unique design takes inspiration from a custom high-performance sport bike. One of the most popular sport bike upgrades is to modify the exhaust. Hyundai designers have removed the Veloster’s trapezoidal center exhaust and replaced it with two larger free flowing circular pipes. These new pipes and the new intake manifold also allowed engineers to give the engine a more robust sound, which will delight enthusiasts.

From a bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, through the sculpted side skirts and new dynamic rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents in the lower fascia, Veloster Turbo’s design adds aggression and aerodynamic stability compared to the base model. Drivers following Veloster will also notice the Veloster Turbo will be available in a Hyundai first Matte Gray paint. A set of 18-inch gray wheels with chrome inserts completes the Veloster Turbo’s recognized style. Veloster Turbo’s face also has signature eight individual headlight LED accents.

SPORT-TUNED

Working in harmony with the aggressive appearance is the finely tuned suspension setup of the Veloster. Only key components in the steering were upgraded for the Veloster Turbo. Veloster Turbo features a quicker ratio steering rack and a revised steering calibration to match, which both give drivers precise cornering, feedback and control. All Veloster Turbo’s ride on Kumho Solus KH25 215/40R18 85V tires designed to extract the best performance out of the car without compromising the ride.

All Velosters are fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 24 mm diameter front stabilizer. The rear suspension is a light-weight V-torsion beam, a Hyundai-first with an integrated 23 mm stabilizer bar to allow bracing of the arms for greater stiffness and to further control body roll. The rear suspension also uses monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort.

All Velosters feature electric power steering that adjusts assistance instantly to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. Veloster’s turning diameter of 34.1 feet is better than Mini’s 35.1 feet and Mini Clubman’s 36.1 feet.

NEW INTERIOR FEATURES

Inside, full leather seats with the word “Turbo” stitched into the seatbacks help deliver a unique look and provide exceptional support and comfort. An exclusive Supervision Cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format. This is due to the Supervision Cluster’s two TFT screens located between the tachometer and the speedometer. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version. The center stack and controls also resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate a push-button starter and alloy pedals.

SIX-SPEED MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC

To handle the power enhancements and keep with Hyundai’s commitment to making fuel efficient vehicles, Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions were developed in house at Hyundai. The manual features a wider gear ratio spread (5.71 vs. 5.25) to handle the additional torque output. The high-revving turbo helps during acceleration, especially at highway speeds.

The Veloster Turbo is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifter and Shiftronic® controls rather than the base Veloster’s EcoShift DCT. This is due to the increased torque output from the 1.6-liter Turbocharged-GDI engine. The gear ratio spread on the automatic transmission is slightly narrower than the DCT (6.0 vs. 6.38). A narrower spread maintains the engine in the power band when going from one gear to the other. The base Veloster’s EcoShift DCT is tuned for fuel efficiency and not for the performance feel needed for the Veloster Turbo.

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY

World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 2,800 pounds, Veloster is 77 pounds lighter than the Honda Civic Si Coupe and 234 pounds lighter than the Volkswagen GTI. This priority on weight efficiency allows the Veloster Turbo to deliver a great combination of agility, performance, and fuel efficiency.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The Veloster Turbo has the same a 104.3-inch wheelbase, but the Turbo is 1.2 inches longer (167.3 inches) and .6 inches wider (71.1 inches).

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

All Velosters have an exceptional level of standard safety features for the sporty car segment highlighted by a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides up to eight Newton meters of counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

All Velosters feature six airbags—including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags.

Velosters also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

CONNECTIVITY/TECHNOLOGY

In the digital age, everyone wants to be connected to their electronics at all times, so Velosters come standard with a multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display. At engine start-up, the screen comes to life with a Veloster image and a unique sound. There are three interface layouts the user can choose from.

Pandora internet radio is integrated into all Velosters. The display screen has a Pandora icon to stream internet radio from an iPhone or Android. Pandora can also be viewed on the display screen and songs can be given the familiar Pandora thumbs up or thumbs down. (By selecting the thumbs down icon, that particular song will never be played again.)

2013 Hyundai Veloster Pandora Radio

•Pandora, the leading internet radio service, gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations available on a wide variety of connected devices.

•According to Nielsen, today Pandora is one of the top five most popular apps across all smartphone platforms.

•Pandora gives people music they love through personalized radio stations, created instantly from a single song, artist or composer “seed.”

•Today, tens of millions of people have a deeply personal connection with Pandora, based on the delight of personalized radio listening and discovery.

•Pandora currently has more than 65 million listeners throughout the United States.

Gracenote improves how Veloster drivers access and manage their music, using enhanced voice recognition commands in concert with your iPod®. Gracenote MediaVOCS® technology improves the accuracy of the system’s voice recognition capabilities for music search, letting drivers pinpoint artists, album and genre. For instance, Gracenote MediaVOCS® helps the system understand artist names like Beyoncé and AC/DC. Drivers can also use “The Boss” as a voice command to access tracks from Bruce Springsteen. In addition, the song’s album cover art displays on Veloster’s touchscreen.

With video games being an important element of entertainment, Hyundai integrated an RCA cable and an available 115-volt power outlet in Veloster to support gaming consoles for ultimate gaming sessions when parked or watch videos on the seven-inch multimedia touchscreen.

Veloster Turbo features a standard 450-watt Dimension Premium Audio system with eight speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer, external amplifier and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. An XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and XM Data services, such as XM NavWeather®, XM Stock Ticker and XM Sports Ticker.

A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address book download and audio streaming is standard. Onboard navigation is optional. The system also integrates a rear-view camera and backup warning sensors.

HYUNDAI BLUE LINK

“Blue Link combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package that works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving,” said Barry Ratzlaff, director of customer satisfaction and service business development, Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve carefully studied how drivers rely on smart phones and navigation systems as an innovative link to the outside world. Blue Link brings that seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like voice to text messaging, POI web search download, turn-by-turn navigation, and monthly vehicle reporting. Our agent-assisted advanced voice recognition system offers a 21st century solution to performing POI searches in the vehicle. This unique and innovative approach enables Hyundai to deliver fast, accurate searches and downloads of POIs to vehicles without traditional operator-only type systems of our competitors.”

As part of the Blue Link launch, Hyundai also will provide Blue Link Assurance on Blue Link-equipped vehicles, which include core safety services for an introductory period. These key safety services include: Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance. After the introductory period, owners of Blue Link-equipped vehicles can choose to extend these and other services as desired.

Blue Link Assurance further expands Hyundai’s industry leadership formerly established by Hyundai Assurance, the industry’s most comprehensive suite of new-vehicle protection. Hyundai Assurance already offers a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 5-years complimentary Roadside Assistance.

COLOR PALETTE

Veloster Turbo’s aggressive personality means it can be dressed in an exclusive Matte Gray, a Hyundai first. All 2013 Velosters will be available in colors that fit the cars “own-it” attitude and characteristics of a long-distance runner, including Elite White. Interior color choices are Graphite Black or exclusive to the Turbo Graphite Black with Blue accents and headliner graphics for non-panoramic sunroof models.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Specs

 

Veloster
Engine
Type Gamma DOHC D-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) GDI (Gasoline Direct Engine)
Materials Aluminum block and head
Displacement 1.6L / 1,591 cc
Horsepower 138 @ 6300 rpm (M/T) / 132 @ 6300 rpm (DCT)
Torque 132 @ 4850 rpm / 120 @ 4850 rpm
Valves per cylinder 4
Bore and Stroke 77.0 X 85.4 (mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Transmission
6-speed manual (Clutch type: Dry single plate with diaphragm); 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission gate-type, paddle shifters, Hillstart Assist Control, Ignition Key Interlock System, Electronic shift lock system (Clutch type: Dry double plate with double diaphragm spring)
Gear ratios MT/DCT
First 3.615/3.615
Second 1.955/1.955
Third 1.370/1.303
Fourth 1.036/0.943
Fifth 0.794/0.939
Sixth 0.688/0.743
Reverse 3.545/4.531
Final drive axle 4.267/4.813
Suspension
Front Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-filled hydraulic twin-tube shock absorbers and 24mm stabilizer bar
Rear 23mm V-beam stabilizer bar with coil springs and gas-filled hydraulic monotube shock absorbers
Steering
Type Rack-and-pinion, Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Overall Ratio 14.2:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.88
Turning Diameter (curb to curb) 34.12 ft.
Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels
Front 11.0 in. ventilated discs
Rear 10.3 in. solid discs
ABS 4-wheels and 4-channels with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Tires Standard: P215/45HR17 tires / Optional: P215/40VR18 tires
Wheels tandard: 17 x 7.0J Alloy / Optional: 18 x 7.5J Alloy / 18 x 7.5J Alloy with painted inserts
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 104.3 in.
Overall length 166.1 in.
Overall width 70.5 in.
Overall height 55.1 in.
Tread Width (front/rear) – 17″ 61.5 in. / 62.0 in.
Tread Width (front/rear) – 18″ 61.3 in. / 61.8 in.
Minimum Ground Clearance 5.6
Coefficient of Drag 0.32
Interior Dimensions
Head room without sunroof
Front 39.0 in.
Rear 35.3 in.
Head room with panoramic sunroof
Front 37.2 in.
Rear 35.3 in.
Leg room
Front 43.9 in.
Rear 31.7 in.
Shoulder room
Front 55.6 in.
Rear 54.0 in.
Hip room
Front 53.2 in.
Rear 52.6 in.
Volume
Passenger Volume 89.8 cubic ft.
Cargo (Trunk) Volume 15.5 cubic ft.
Total Volume 105.3 cubic ft.
Capacities
Fuel 13.2 gallons
Curb Weight
6-speed M/T 2,584-2,740
6-speed DCT 2,657-2,813
Fuel Economy
6-speed manual
City 27 mpg
Highway 37 mpg
Combined 31 mpg
6-speed DCT
City 28 mpg
Highway 37 mpg
Combined 31 mpg

2013 Hyundai Veloster Features

Veloster
Functional Features
Body Construction:
High Tensile Steel unibody
STD
Engine:
1.6L GDI DOHC 16-valve Transverse-mounted Inline 4-cylinder, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
STD
Steering:
Rack-and-pinion type steering gear
STD
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
STD
Suspension:
Front: Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-filled hydraulic twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar (24mm)
STD
Rear: 23mm V-beam stabilizer bar with coil springs and gas-filled hydraulic monotube shock absorbers
STD
Transmission/Drive System:
6-speed manual transmission (Clutch type: Dry single plate with diaphragm)
STD
6-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters, Hillstart Assist Control, Ignition Key Interlock System, Electronic shift lock system (Clutch type: Dry Double Plate with Double Diaphragm Spring)
OPT
Front wheel drive
STD
Exterior Features
Front fog lights
OPT
Automatic headlights
OPT
Headlights with LED accents, escort function
STD
LED Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
STD
Dual heated bodycolor power outside mirrors
STD
Front bumpers, bodycolor
STD
Rear bumper, glossy black
OPT
Rear spoiler with LED HMSL
STD
Grille, bodycolor with black intake grille
STD
Grille, chrome grille surround with piano black highlights
OPT
Door handles, bodycolor
STD
Windshield shade band
STD
Tinted glass
STD
Front 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers with mist function
STD
Panoramic Sunroof
OPT
Rear wiper
STD
Backup Warning Sensors
OPT
Wheels & Tires
17-in. alloy wheel and P215/45HR17 tires
STD
18-in. alloy wheel and P215/40VR18 tires
OPT
18-in. alloy wheel and P215/40VR18 tires with painted inserts
OPT
Interior Features
Roof trim, non-woven
STD
Door trim, black plastic
STD
Door trim, leatherette inserts
OPT
Door handles, chrome
STD
Door armrest, integrated
STD
Door map pockets, front with bottle holders
STD
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
STD
Shift knob, urethane
STD
Shift knob, leather
OPT
Parking brake handle
STD
Floor covering, needle punch carpeting
STD
Door scuff, step plate
STD
Alloy pedals
OPT
Front seatback pocket
STD
One touch triple turn signal
STD
Air conditioning
STD
Heater
STD
Cabin air filter
STD
Rear window defroster with timer
STD
Urethane steering wheel
STD
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
OPT
Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
STD
Steering wheel audio controls
STD
Interior Illumination
Center room light (excludes panoramic sunroof models)
STD
Front map lights with sunglass holder
STD
Cargo area light
STD
I/P switch illumination (hazard)
STD
Convenience Features
Cruise control, steering wheel mounted
STD
Trip computer (Range, Average MPG, Average MPH, Elapsed time)
STD
Power windows (front and rear passenger-side window)
STD
Power windows with driver’s auto-up
OPT
Power door locks (ignition key reminder, 2-turn unlocking, inside handle override)
STD
Remote keyless entry system with alarm and panic alert
STD
Remote fuel filler door and hood
STD
Cargo cover
STD
Center console, fixed armrest storage box
STD
Center console, fixed armrest storage box with 115V outlet
OPT
Dual cupholders, front center console-mounted
STD
Rear cupholders
STD
12-volt outlet (2)
STD
Front assist grips (2) without sunroof
STD
Front assist grips (0) with sunroof
STD
Rear coat hook (1)
STD
Glove compartment
STD
Inside rearview mirror, manual day/night
STD
Proximity key entry with electronic push button start
OPT
Seats
Premium cloth seating surfaces
STD
Cloth insert with leatherette bolsters
OPT
Driver seat with 6-way adjustment with height adjustment
STD
Front passenger slide/recline
STD
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with adjustable head restraints
STD
Safety & Security
Driver and front passenger advanced airbags
STD
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
STD
Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (2)
STD
Front and rear passengers side air curtains (2)
STD
Adjustable front-seat shoulder belt anchors
STD
Front seatbelt pretensioners
STD
Lower Anchors and Upper Tether Anchors (LATCH)
STD
Power window lock-out button
STD
Child safety locks (rear passenger side)
STD
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with 4-wheel disc brakes
STD
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
STD
Brake Assist
STD
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
STD
Anti-theft system integrated with remote keyless entry and panic alert
STD
Immobilizer
OPT
Instrumentation
Meters/gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, digital odometer, trip odometer, digital clock and external temperature
STD
Indicators: Digital PRND (DCT only), turn signal/hazard, high beam, and EcoShift indicator (M/T only)
STD
Indicator: Cruise control
STD
Indicator: Active ECO system (DCT)
OPT
Indicator: EcoShift Indicator (M/T)
STD
Indicator: Front fog light
OPT
Indicator: Immobilizer
OPT
Warning lights: Oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, hatch lid open, parking brake, brake oil, check engine, ABS, MDPS, TPMS, ESC and Rheostat
STD
Warning chimes: Key operation warning and driver seatbelt Reminder
STD
Adjustable illumination level
STD
Audio/Connectivity
LG high resolution 7″ touchscreen 196-watt AM/FM/SiriusXM® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers (two front-door-mounted speakers, two tweeters and two rear speakers)
STD
LG 450-watt Dimension Premium Audio system with AM/FM/SiriusXM® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with eight speakers including external amp and subwoofer
OPT
LG high resolution 7″ touchscreen 450-watt Dimension Premium Audio system with AM/FM/SiriusXM® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with eight speakers including external amp and subwoofer
OPT
Navigation system with rearview camera and backup warning sensors
OPT
7″ High resolution touchscreen functions: Pandora internet radio capability via iPhone, Gracenote advanced voice recognition and album cover art via iPod, ECO Coach, photo slideshow, video playback via RCA cable
STD
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
STD
Auxiliary input jacks and iPod®/USB/MP3 port and RCA cable
STD
Speed-sensitive automatic volume control
STD
In-glass AM/FM antenna
STD
Blue Link Telematics System
STD
External temperature
STD
Roof-mounted shark fin XM® antenna, bodycolor
STD
Optional Features
Style Package includes 18″ alloy wheels with P215/40VR18 tires, Chrome grille surround with piano black highlights, Front fog lights, Panoramic sunroof, Piano black interior accents, Dimension premium audio with 8 speakers including external amp and subwoofer, Leatherette bolster seats and door inserts, Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Alloy pedals, Driver auto up window
OPT
Tech Package (requires Style Package) includes Rear backup warning sensors, Unique 18″ alloys with painted inserts, Navigation system with rearview camera and backup warning sensors, Automatic headlights, Proximity key entry with electronic push button start, 115V outlet
OPT