2014 Hyundai VelosterPosted: March 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 New Car Models, Hyundai | Leave a comment »
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is a sporty hatchback coupe with two front doors and one forward-opening rear door on the passenger side of the car. This stylish three-door hatchback has an attractive and modern cabin design, with soft-touch surfaces and a sport three-spoke leather steering wheel. A 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display (that is the largest multimedia touchscreen in its class) is standard for all models. A rearview camera, driver-side blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights are now also standard on all models. A new Turbo R-Spec model of Veloster is available for 2014. The Hyundai Veloster competes with Honda CR-Z, Scion tC and Mini Cooper.
The Veloster is also notable for its standard electronics and entertainment features such as an iPod interface, Bluetooth connectivity and Pandora radio. The BlueLink emergency communications system is also present and comes with the typical safety telematics features. Standard safety features for all 2014 Hyundai Veloster include antilock brakes (ABS), traction control, stability control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is offered in three trim levels: base, Turbo R-Spec and Turbo. The 2014 Veloster comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual fold-away heated power bodycolor side mirrors, dual centered chrome-tipped exhaust, rear window wiper/washer, headlights with LED accents, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), air conditioning, power windows, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an advanced LCD trip computer, a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with rearview camera and a 6-speaker audio system with CD/MP3 player and iPod/USB interface. A navigation system, a panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, fog lights and 18-inch alloy wheels with painted inserts are available as options.
The Turbo R-Spec adds, as standard, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome accents, an unique front fascia/grille, projector headlights, LED tail lights, unique interior seating, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, B&M Racing Sport shifter and a 450-watt Dimension premium sound system with 8 speakers and subwoofer. The Veloster Turbo adds to the Turbo R-Spec side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, automatic headlights, keyless entry, keyless ignition, a 6-way adjustable power seat with power lumbar, leather upholstery, heated front seats and an electroluminescent gauge cluster. All Veloster Turbo models come standard with Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) to help drivers get the most performance of its engine.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster comes standard with a 1.6-liter GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Dual-CVVT that produces 138 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) is optional. The Veloster Turbo and Turbo R-Spec are powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic transmission is optional.
The Car Connection website says about 2014 Hyundai Veloster:
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is more sporty coupe than sports car; but with available turbo power and a standout three-door design it isn’t short on excitement and flair.
You can watch a video Veloster review on YouTube.