The latest news about the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo vehicle have arrived and the car is being released next year. The vehicle has been given a mild update which focuses mainly on the exterior features and some inside specs as well, but the engine is going to be kept the same. This may come as a disappointment to the fans which have expected it to be a more powerful competitor against the Volkswagen Golf GTI car in terms of performance, but the Veloster Turbo will keep the same engine characteristics that it had before.
The Hyundai Velsoter Turbo was the first compact vehicle that was released from the Korean automaker sporting a turbocharged engine. It was first showcased in 2012 and made its debut on the home market of South Korea. The vehicle was then released at some other markets around the world and the latest 2016 version is going to continue the popularity of the car and is meant to keep it going for the upcoming period.
This facelift of the car has been made as an introduction to the next-gen Velsoter car. As they have not tried to enhance the abilities of the current hatch they concentrated more on introducing the newest variants that will be a part of the newest vehicle. But it does not all end here as the newest model will also receive an updated transmission system. Actually instead of a six-speed automatic will be replaced with a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox that was used for the i30 model. It will give a slightly better performance rate and also provide a better fuel economy for the car. Read the rest of the review and check all the important news about the new car coming from Hyundai.
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo exterior
This new 2016 Hyundai Velsoter Turbo has only gained minor changes to its newest appearance. In fact, to the untrained eye it will look mostly the same as the changes are almost noticeable as they are minor in their nature. It appears that Hyundai has gone for the BMW update method, something that they said they were never do. Change only some minor details and leaving around 99 percent of the car unchanged is something that can be considered a disappointment for the fans that have been expecting more with this update. But the thing that they got was a silver trim to the grille which was kept the same and crosses to the new model completely unchanged. We confess it does make the car look much more premium looking but that is about it. There aren’t even added crease to the bumper nor the hood made.
There are some changes made to the headlamps though. The graphics of the front lamps and the taillights has been changed and updated and the car also receives some new fog lights and a new alloy wheel design. Everything else is virtually identical to before. The previous model had a sportier and rugged feel to it while the newest one enjoys a much upscale and premium look, so depending on your preferences you will chose between these two models.
The interior changes of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo are much larger and appealing. The new model will make a large benefit from the added features and changes and is something that makes the car a lot better. The inside is far better updated than the outside and shows us that this is something that will be used for the future cars. The center stack now has a more intelligent button configuration setup, making it easier for use. The steering wheel has been reworked and has gone through certain changes which help you with some better handling abilities for the car. The instrument cluster has also been updated and there are some newest additions added there.
Some interesting new features and entertainment fact is a new Beats audio system that will keep your entertained for hours during your rides. You will be able to enjoy your hours more in the new seats that are confirmed and also include three new accent colors, blue, gray, and a burnt orange-like hue. The final feature is an engine equalizer which reduces the noise made by the engine. You can choose one of the six available engine soundtracks that will cover the sound and substitute with a more enjoyable one of your choice.
The engine inside the 2016 Hyundai Velsoter Turbo is going to be kept the same and it is just going to transfer it from the previosu year setup. The 1.6-liter, four-cylinder is going to produce the same numbers as last year, meaning 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 pound-feet of twist delivered from 1,750 rpm. The European version will be also this year offered with only 184 horsepower.
As the engine does not come with any changes, the transmission system sees an innovation. The seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic, that was used for the first time on the i30 Turbo, will make its appearance on the 2016 Veloster. The six-speed manual from before is going to be carried over as well. There have not been any official updates about the performance of the car but it is safe to assume that the specs will amount to around 6.8 seconds to reach 0-60 mph while the EPA ratings for the manual shifter will be the same as before, 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, and the newest one will see some improvements.
Price and release date
The 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has already made its debut in January this year but there is no word about its release date for other markets and particularly about the US one as well. We are hoping to see it by the end of next year but a more realistic date will certainly be around June. The price for the US market will also be available when the release date is known, but initial rates say it is going to be around $22,600 for the manual and $23,600 for the automatic shifter.