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.

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

Written by Jose Antonio López

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


  1. Mobis21

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

    • 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

      • Mobis21

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

        • Pauly

          They are sold in Australia.

          • Mobis21

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


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