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.

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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!

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

 

Specs

  • 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.

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