The Veloster merges the design appeal of a sport coupe with the versatility of an additional passenger-side rear door in an asymmetrical two-plus-one configuration for easier backseat access. From the front, available LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights flank a striking new grille design. Functional air curtains add both a visual design cue and an active aerodynamic function. Hyundai’s signature cascade grille shape has morphed into a strong, three-dimensional design that sets the sport coupe apart.
The asymmetrical design carries through to the interior, with a driver-focused interior layout and, on the Turbo Ultimate, a contrasting colour environment that visually separates the driving cockpit. Each trim level has unique colours, materials and accents, further differentiating each model with varying hues and textures.
The 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower at 6000rpm and 264Nm of torque from 1500rpm to 4500rpm. Further, there is an overboost function that raises peak torque output to 273Nm under maximum acceleration. Engine tuning maximises low- and mid-range torque, for optimum acceleration under daily driving conditions.
The Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Both transmissions were developed in-house by Hyundai. The Veloster Turbo 7-speed dual-clutch transmission features steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Shiftronic transmission gear control.
In addition, the Veloster Turbo features Active Sound Design, which enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for a more visceral driving experience, especially during spirited driving. The coupe also offer three selectable driving modes, including Normal, Sport and Smart, according to driver preferences for engine, transmission and steering feel.