Vehicle Profile: 2013 Hyundai Veloster – Boston
When you want performance, space and style all in one package, your automotive choices are fairly limited. Hyundai has made things easier by releasing the new Hyundai Veloster, on sale here at Mirak Hyundai.
What immediately sets the four-passenger 2013 Hyundai Veloster (MSRP $17,600) apart from everything else on the road is its coupe-like exterior design. The single long door on the driver side gives the look of a sleek two-door, but a pair of doors on the passenger side makes it easy to load your friends into the back seat like a sedan. Apart from the doors, the Veloster has an aggressive front end, flared wheel arches and bold body sculpting that all ooze style. You will never lose your Veloster in a parking lot. For that extra bit of visual flair, the Veloster is available in eight exterior colors, including bright 26.2 Yellow, Boston Red, Vitamin C and Marathon Blue hues.
The interior of the Veloster is just as uniquely styled as the exterior. The center stack has been designed to resemble the fuel tank of a sport bike, a theme that continues with angular air vents styled after a bike exhaust. Modern technology fills the cabin. The Veloster comes standard with a seven-inch touch-screen display and an audio system that features Pandora® Internet Radio integration, Gracenote® technology and iPod capability.
Giving the “go” to all that “show” in the front-wheel drive 2013 Veloster is a direct-injected 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Dual-CVVT) that produces 138 hp and 123 lb/ft of torque. The Veloster comes standard with a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission, or you can opt for an automatic six-speed EcoShift™ Dual-Clutch Transmission with available paddle shifters. Regardless of your transmission choice, the Veloster is good for an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the class.
In the Veloster Turbo the 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder gets a twin-scroll turbocharger that pushes output to 201 hp and 195 lb/ft of torque. You can choose the standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift control and available paddle shifters. Veloster Turbo fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 35 mph highway.
Beyond the fuel efficiency and power, the Veloster is built to be fun to drive around the Boston Area. The front suspension is a McPherson strut design utilizing coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 24mm diameter front sway bar. The rear suspension features a lightweight V-Torsion beam with an integrated 24mm stabilizer bar. The Veloster is the first Hyundai ever to employ such a setup. The result is crisp handling with comfortable cruising characteristics.
The sport-tuned electric power steering has also been set up to provide the best combination of comfort and performance, and it’s capable of adjusting automatically to driving conditions. This gives drivers the performance they want and enhanced fuel economy. With a turning circle of just 34.1 feet, the Veloster is more nimble than the Scion tC, MINI Cooper and Honda CR-Z.
Safety was not overlooked in the pursuit of style and speed. The standard Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system manages the Electronic Stability Control system and the Motor-Driver Electric Power Steering in the Veloster, which has an outstanding level of standard safety equipment for a car with such sporting intentions. On top of VSM, the Veloster comes with six airbags and four-wheel antilock brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution.
Youthful, sporty and filled with practical details, the Veloster is a great choice. Add the spacious interior, outstanding fuel economy, urban-friendly nimbleness and the budget price, and the Veloster is nearly perfect.
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Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealership.