From September 24th, the turbocharged version of Hyundai Veloster will be available in the showrooms of UK. The 1+2 door coupe from Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE, will have a price tag of £21,995. This is the first vehicle to have the 1.6 litre T-GDI engine from Hyundai along with a high-compression and twin scroll turbocharger. The power output and the low end torque are increased so that the vehicle could suit to the different types of driving requirements in European countries and could give incredible driving experience.
The power output is 184 bhpand the torque is 265 Nm. There isa standard six-speed manual transmission along with wider gear ratios. The vehicle can attain the top speed of 214 kmph and the acceleration can reach 0-100 kmph in 8.4 seconds. The maximumtorque given is between 1,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm which ensurethat the driving is responsive and engaging. The body controlis improved with firmer dampers. The efficiency is maximized with all Hyundai powertrain. The Veloster Turbo SE gives CO2 emissions of 257 g/km and the fuel economy offered is 17 kmpl on the combined cycle.
The President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn has stated that the Veloster has been able to get its identity as a fun car very quickly. With the Veloster Turbo SE, Hyundai has got the dynamism, excitement and emotional features blended into its new series of vehicles. Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE as an overall product is far stronger than its other competitors like VW Scirocco1.4 TSI and Astra GTC 1.6i 16v VVT Turbo. Mr.Whitehorn also said that the company believes that Veloster will be more appealing tothe drivers because of its enhanced performance. The drivers who want to have the combination of a trendy design along with good driving experience, efficiency and practicality of the vehicle will definitely like Veloster the most.
The outward appearance of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE has the standard feature 1+2 door structure but the car has got some new looks too. There is a front bumper, radiator grille and front fog lights present in this version of Turbo. The back portion has a bumper which has the new fog lamp and two exhaustsand a diffuser. The rear spoiler, which is wider and longer and comes along with an integrated LED brake light, is also another new inclusion. On the bottom right portion of the bootlid, there is a red “Turbo” nameplate.
The Turbo SE has got 18″ alloy wheels that have chrome insets. There are moulded side sills which offer the car a sporty and low stance. The Veloster Turbo SE will be available in three colors- White Crystal (solid), Phantom Black (Pearl), and a Matt Grey finish, first time from Hyundai. The cost of the Pearl and Matt Grey paints will be £445 and £525 respectively. One can get a sliding and tilt sunroof for £950.”
The car has got some changes in its interiors too. The leather seats are re-designed with grey panels and the name “Turbo embossed on the driver’s seat as well as thepassenger’s seats. The driver’s seat can be adjusted electrically with a support for the lumbar region. There is a 7” touchscreen satellite navigation system, an incorporating media centre and a reverse parking camera along with parking guidance. The buyers can also have an upgraded 8-speaker sound systemthat includes amplifier and subwoofer. All these features are taking this Hyundai Velostar Turbo SE to a new standard and making it the prime version in the Veloster range. Like the other Hyundai products, Veloster Turbo SE will also have a five year Triple Care assurance package that is fully transferrable. This package includes a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, 5-years free road-sideassistance and 5-years health checksfor the vehicle.