New 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Release Date and Price

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has to be one of the most highly anticipated vehicles to hit the market. But it will have to compete with the lights of the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Mazda 3 According to many industry experts, the car will revolutionize the auto manufacturer. The Veloster Turbo is geared to be a much more competitive compact car but offers a lot in terms of features compared to others. Since its debut in 2015, it has become very popular with youngsters. However, refinements to comfort, premium safety, and improved visibility are all elements which can make the 2017 Veloster unbeatable.

Hyundai has been tight-lipped about the Veloster so far with information about the upcoming 2017 model being scarce. But that hasn’t stopped dozens of punters online from pitching the upcoming Veloster to anyone who is willing to invest in something they have yet to test drive.

Veloster’s Engine Specifications

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo as the name implies is all about speed and performance. The car has a top speed of 119 miles per hour. The 201 HP engine can rev to 6000 RPM with a torque output of 195 lbs-ft and can go from 0 to 60 in just 8.5 seconds. Despite being labeled a turbo the Veloster’s 1.6-liter T-GDi turbocharger coupled with direct fuel injection has an expected fuel economy of 33 mpg. It’s the same fuel economy of the 2015 model. Interestingly the 2017 Veloster Turbo is exactly the same as the regular model except for enhanced braking, a retuned steering system and slightly less power under the hood.

On the transmission end of things, the robotized 7-DCT dual clutch delivers a great deal of traction directly to the front axle. So, the result is the excellent grip.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
2016 Veloster Turbo’s smooth and sporty interior.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo Interior layout and design

The interior of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2017 differs from its regular model in terms of interior quality and layout. For starters, the instrumental panel, front seats, and two-tone upholstery offer improved comfort. We especially like the sports seats because they provide lateral support. The steering wheel’s perforated leather makes using the steering wheel a pleasure. If anything, you feel as though the Turbo is a premium quality product. We weren’t able to spot any defects with the dashboard, the side doors or any other aspect of the interior. Perhaps the one thing we would change is to ask for more leg space in the back seat especially if your occupants are going to be above 6 feet tall.

Hyundai has received a bit of bad press in the past for low-quality interiors. However, this time around the Veloster is designed to please. Perhaps even bring back disgruntled Hyundai owners.

The two new Veloster models spotted this year.
The two new Veloster models spotted this year.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Exterior Design

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo has received a much needed aerodynamic body kit. Now the car looks sportier than the original model and sets it apart from 2016’s model. That said some people might not be big fans of the large trapezoidal grille highlighted with a chrome rim. The body kit does not change the odd trapezoidal look because the look is further accentuated with an oddly shaped bonnet, large bumper, with the rear bumper embedded with the diffuser. Perhaps the saving grace may be the dual pipe exhaust system which extracts slightly more performance from the vehicle.

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The Turbo version is a dash larger than the regular one coming in at 425 cm longer and 180.5 cm wider and 140.5 cm higher. There is absolutely no change to the wheelbase and the overall ground clearance. Make no mistake the Hyundai Veloster Turbo is a hatchback which will please in the design department but perhaps not the soccer mom or the advertising executive dad!

Under the hood of the 2017 Veloster Turbo with the GDi Engine



  • Wheelbase: 104.3 in
  • Length: 167.3 in
  • Width: N/A
  • Max Speed: 140 mph
  • 0-60 mph: 8.5 seconds
  • Passenger volume: N/A
  • Storage volume: 15.5 cu ft – 34.7 cu ft
  • Curb weight: N/A
  • MPG (miles per gallon) for both city and highway: 33 mpg
  • Available exterior colors: N/A
  • Towing capacity: N/A

Veloster Turbo Price

We expect the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo to be priced between $19,000 – $23,000.

Release Date

We don’t have an exact release date yet for North America yet. However, there are rumors that it will be either during the first week of January 2017 or sometime in February.

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Recently announce 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is becoming a reality. The renowned automaker from Asia has announced this car some time ago and even managed to debut a concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show. But things kind of stopped there and we never heard of the Santa Cruz ever again. That is until now when pictures and also confirming information about the car have been released. The car is scheduled to make its debut in Asia first and then will be transferred to markets all around the world.

The car is a blend of a pickup truck and an SUV vehicle. It has a stretched out bed which merges into the car and has the ability and the capacity to carry certain loads. But the priority of the truck is not towing or hauling large loads of stuff so the tow rate is not as high as you would expect it to be. On the other hand, the car manages to incorporate great comfort and inside conveniences like any other SUV on the market, but it is the love of pickup trucks that many people are exhibiting that enabled us to get this vehicle.

The Santa Cruz model is aimed at all kinds of audiences but particularly the younger and more modern crowds. It gives you the ability to carry certain loads but at the same time it is a good and very solid city vehicle. You can get places with it and it provides great performance and specs. The release date is going to be determined soon and there is all kinds of excitement surrounding this vehicle so except to see it soon. Here is our review to prepare you for the coming of 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz.


Exterior Changes

The exterior design for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz production vehicle will change a little bit compared to the concept level of the car. First of all, the car will use a different kind of a platform. The concept has been issued so long ago so it make sense to change it for the production version and it will borrow the one from the Tuscon car. But this is the only major change it still keeps the style and the design which was introduced there with the concept. The model will carry over the crossover SUV pickup truck look and will have two doors.


The design of the car is very stylish. The model looks pretty good and adopts some very nicely incorporated lines. The front end of the car features a classic and a very modern design with a new kind of a mask design used for the production car. It is incorporated with functional LED and fog lights and looks pretty aggressive compared to other cars in the segment. The side pieces are unique to this car and the bumper as well. The rear light cluster also has a specific design to this car and it forms a new kind of a light cluster. The car will be medium sized based on the new platform that is used.

Inside Concept

The inside of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is going to be quite accommodative. This being a pickup truck crossover, they actually put the functionality in the back seat and concentrate more on the comfort. The cabin is made to provide as much as offered convenience as it could and allows five people to be placed on the inside. There is plenty of room and the inside features a lot of comfort enhancements. There is even some very comfy leather inserts which make a whole lot of difference and also a lot of gadgets that help the passengers feel a lot better when driving.


The central part of the car will be occupied but the majority of technical gadgets and systems which the car has incorporated. There is the infotainment system, telecommunications system and the security system featured there. The touchschreen has great graphics and allows you the control of the given items. The car will also add all the necessary and modern features like USB connection, Bluetooth and AUX inputs as well and of course the inevitable internet connection use. This allows you to sync your gadgets with the car and use it to your advantage in a large manner.

Engine Option and Specs


As far as the engine option goes, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz will incorporate a 2.0L 4-cylinder Diesel engine under its hood. This is actually a good choice as it provides ample power and great consumption. But it is not meant for towing and its primarily an SUV or a city car so do not expect to get a lot of towing ability from it The power it provides is limited to 190 horsepower and 300 lb/ft of torque. It will be combined with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission and it will allow the car to make an EPA rating of 23 mpg city drive and 30 mpg highway.

Release Date and Price


We can expect to see the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz available by next year. The car might be showcased first at a major auto show by the start of the year which might also confirm the release date for the American market. For now we know that the Santa Cruz is going to appear in the Asian markets in the beginning of the 2017 and we can expect it to cross to America by mid-year. The starting price is going to amount to somewhere around $ 40,000.


2017 Hyundai Azera

With the release of the 2017 Hyundai Azera, the Korean automaker attempts to rival newly released models such as Chevy Impala, Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon. The same way as those vehicles have been updated the Azera will feature a whole new look and some style changes which are going to make it a new and contemporary looking car. Not only that, as we also get a multitude of new technological features within the update.

2017 Hyundai Azera front view

The latest Hyundai Azera is generally speaking a valiant effort from the carmaker as it manages to hold a position somewhere a half step down from luxury line. The Azera is a fitting car for the mass car market and is going to be fit for many people of different taste but also suitable for people who are looking for a dashing design and have similar taste as well.

2017 Hyundai Azera rear view

The 2017 Azera is a part of the newest Hyundai lineup which is making its debut this year and has been released in a similar matter. The new and sleekly kind of a style is perhaps only exceeded by the Genesis model which is also making its mark on the market and being released soon as well. The new heavily sculptured and dynamic look is a bit part of the new design language and it is going to certainly be the main selling point of the brand. Keep reading the review and see what the latest 2017 Hyundai Azera brings.


The 2017 Hyundai Azera used is one of the most attractive and expensive-looking models coming out of the Korean automaker’s lineup. It used to be one of the least expensive models that they have produced but with the changes of time and refocusing the brand has taken a full lxuruy turn. The model’s looks have been inspired by the company’s new design language, dubbed the “Fluidic Sculpture” theme, which made its first appearance on the Sonata model. It comes with two distinctive side creases in the sheetmetal, as one of them starts from behind the headlamps and it goes atop the fender and follows down to the back door, and the other starts just ahead of the rear door handle and goes upward as it ascends down to form a decklid crease around the back.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior

The front end has been highly updated as it adds more angular lines and sift creases and forms a really new looking and softly designed nose. The Limited version of the car features LED fog lamps and the grille has also been reshaped as well and has a rectangular shape with a gentle arc at its bottom side. Generally speaking it makes the car seem much more expensive and premium looking without really enhancing the price that much. The model adds a brand new appearance but still manages to keep the costs to a competitive figure.


The interior update of the 2017 Hyundai Azera is equally appreciated. The model fits in a luxury package inside as well and manages to keep a very appropriate looking design together by combining various elements. It has a very distinctive looking design and gives us a two-tier layout styling. By combining a lighter-tone lower tier with a darker upper that matches the upholstery, we get a perfect combination fitting for any premium looking and luxury car. The cockpit has a lot of  soft-touch and matte surfaces  and it is pretty tastefully design with a lot of brightwork kept to a minimum. If you add the Tech Package you get some ambient lighting positioned under the top tier of dash and door trim.

2017 Hyundai Azera interior

The combination of size, available amenities and comfort brings everything along together to form this very good offer. The amenities are particularly great as the 2017 Hyundai Azera has air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM audio system with Bluetooth audio streaming and six speakers. In the base level you will get  power front seats, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats,  keyless ignition, a hands-free trunk opener, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display and navigation.


The 2017 Hyundai Azera is actually just one step larger than the Sonata sedan and like that has one major difference which separates it from other models in the lineup and it actually has to do with the V-6 engine that it uses. The model is equipped with a 3.3-liter V-6 and is the only engine option that the Azera comes with. In our opinion it does not have to have any other ones as this is enough to keep the model afloat, and it also produces 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

Release date and price

The 2017 Hyundai Azera is going to get its release date in its home of Korea and other respective Asian markets before it makes its way to the US. The US release date is expected for next year at around March. The model is going to be pricier than before but not as much as you would assume by the look of the car. The starting price is 34,100 USD.

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