2016 Hyundai Veloster Debuts at Chicago

by Feb 13, 2015All News, Chicago 2015, Hyundai5 comments

The South Korean carmaker unveiled a new Rally Edition, coupled with significant design, dynamic and connectivity enhancements to its 2016 Hyundai Veloster coupe at the Chicago Auto Show today.

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The Veloster Rally Edition builds upon Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, with a more performance-focused suspension, RAYS lightweight wheels with wide 225/40R18 tires, carbon-fiber-look aero accents, unique badging and floor mats. The Rally Edition is a limited production run planned for 1,200 units, all in a stunning Matte Blue paint, guaranteeing exclusivity to its enthusiast owners. 2016 Veloster will be available at dealers in May 2015. 

In addition, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo model now offers a performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), a new machined-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design, a sportier seat design, enhanced electroluminescent gauge cluster and black headliner. The Veloster non-turbo receives a new 17-inch wheel design and available black seats with yellow accents. 

Also for 2016 Hyundai Veloster models offer a revised hood appearance without vent accents, a dark gray grille surround, 10mm-wider tires fitted to all 18-inch wheels, and new audio/navigation system functions (HD Radio, Apple Siri, and next-generation Blue Link). 

All Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise. 

2016 Veloster Highlights

  • Veloster Rally Edition
    • Sportier spring, damper, and stabilizer bar tuning compared with R-Spec
    • RAYS lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels (5 lbs. lighter per wheel)
      • 225/40R18 performance all-season tires
    • B&M Racing Sport Shifter
    • Carbon-fiber-look aero accents
    • “Rally Edition” floor mats and badging
    • Exclusive Matte Blue Paint

 

  • Veloster
    • New 17-inch alloy wheel design
    • Revised hood and front grille design
    • 10mm-wider tire width for 18-inch wheel option; now 225/40R18
    • Available black-bolster seats with yellow inserts w/select exterior colors
    • Enhanced 7-inch touchscreen audio/navigation system functions, including:
      • HD Radio capability
      • “Eyes Free” Apple Siri integration
      • SiriusXM Travel Link (90-day trial)
      • Next-generation Blue Link telematics enhanced function

 

  • Veloster Turbo
    • Available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT)
    • New Turbo-exclusive18-inch machined-finish alloy wheel design
    • New, sportier front seats with more aggressive bolstering
    • Available orange-accented seat bolsters and interior accents
    • New, sportier electroluminescent gauge cluster
    • Red seat belts on Turbo R-Spec model
    • 10mm-wider tire width for 18-inch wheels; now 225/40R18

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Written by Jose Antonio López

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

5 Comments

  1. Mobis21

    It needed more torque and improved rear suspension but we got this instead. Abandon all hope!

    Reply
    • Pauly

      If you want better suspension options the Kia Pro_Cee’d GT and Cee’d GT offer this.

      Very similar setup to the Veloster but it has independent rear suspension

      Reply
      • Mobis21

        Kia Pro_Cee’d GT and Cee’d GT are European models only. Not sold in the U.S.

        Reply
        • Pauly

          They are sold in Australia.

          Reply
          • Mobis21

            Okay. But I was referring to U.S. market. Kia Cee’d is not marketed here.

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