Refreshed Veloster Turbo launched in South Korea with 7-speed DCT & 204 hp

by Jan 19, 2015All News, Hyundai10 comments

Hyundai Motor is set to release a refreshed Veloster with the idea of targeting young consumers in their 20s and 30s. The car maker launched the official sales of “The New Veloster” on January 16 in South Korea.

The new Veloster is mounted with the world’s first engine sound adjustment feature which allows drivers to adjust the level of engine sound. By using the engine sound equalizer, the driver can create his own sound category which can be comprised of six different sounds.

The new Veloster features a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline (T-GDi) and at this time, delivering finally 204 hp (in Europe this engine offers 186 hp) and a seven-speed double clutch transmission (DCT) as we told you two months ago in an exclusive article. New alloy wheels design, speedometer, a new silver trim for the front grille or three color available new sporty seats complete the updates list.

The retail price for South Korea are 19.95 million won (US $18,550) for the Unique model, 20.95 million won (US $19,480) for the PYL model, and 21.55 million won (US $20,040) for the PYL DCT model.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

10 Comments

  1. Pauly

    Overall a nice update.

    – The seats look better
    – New Instrument Cluster
    – Beats Audio Sound System
    – 7 Speed DCT

    The only lingering question is if and when Kia are going to be fitting that 7 Speed DCT to the Pro_Cee’d GT?

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  2. Mobis21

    I have a few concerns and questions about the Veloster refresh. 1. Suspension: Was this revised and upgraded? 2. What is the torque output in relation to the horsepower rating and at what RPMs does the engine deliver the most optimum power?

    If anyone of these areas are not improved or upgraded this refresh is nothing more than window dressing.

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    • Jose Antonio López

      Looking at Hyundai’s Korean website, RPM engine deliver are the same (1750-4000) and torque is 27kg/m that it’s the same than 195lb/ft you can see at Veloster Turbo specs page at Hyundai USA. About the suspenssion, they only said that the car comes with sport suspension, but anything about if its tuned from the original.

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    • LePapirrikY

      When we first got the information about the veloster, we were told NVH and ride & handling was improved.

      As far as engine output, we didn’t got much details.

      It’s very clear the changes done to this veloster are more eye candy than performance. I just hope the suspension is now improved.

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      • Mobis21

        LePapirrikY thanks for the update. When Hyundai first launched this car I really wanted it to succeed. But now it seems that they are content to let the production run to its cycle and make no major improvements to Veloster. So unfortunate.

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        • LePapirrikY

          When I saw the concept model I disliked it but when the production model came out i changed my mind. The big problem with the veloster is the engine, the 1.6 was definitely not the right engine for it. If only hyundai gave the 2.0 as n/a and 1.6 for turbo, I believe this model would pick up sale really quick. Of course that would been a “problem” for the Genny but since later the genny got rid of the 2.0 engine, I think it was too late for the veloster because sales were going down already. Hopwfully no but this might be the last production of the Veloster. IMO

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