16th-Jan-2012: Hyundai India definitely utilized the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 platform very wisely and smartly. It showcased its Hyundai Hexa Space concept car and introduced sedans like new Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra. Another exciting car on display by Hyundai at the Auto Expo 2012 was Hyundai Veloster. This new coupe by Hyundai has a unique style and will come with one door on driver’s side along with two doors on the passenger’s side. This might be identified as the USP of the car and would totally be the hero of the Indian auto market. The price factor of Hyundai Veloster sports coupe is still a mystery.
The Hyundai Veloster is not yet launched in India but its new avatar 2012 Hyundai Veloster is speculated to be unveiled in the 2012 Auto Expo to be held in Delhi. As per initial information is will come packed with a inline 4 cylinder 1591 cc engine with GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) system. Since Veloster is a sports car, it is ought to perform well and have good acceleration and pick-up. The ignition system in 2012 Hyundai Veloster will be electronic.
Hyundai Veloster comes with 1.6 litres, GDI, DOHC, 4 cylinder engine with dual CVVT. The 1591 cc 16 valve engine in Hyundai Veloster has capability to churn out 138 bhp of power and 123 Nm of torque. Veloster is essentially a front wheel drive. A 6 speed manual transmission is standard on Hyundai Veloster; however a 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission is also available as option.
Hyundai Veloster runs on 1.6 L Gasoline Direct Injection engine. The engine has 16 valves with dual CVVT (Continuous Valve Variable Timing). The powerful 1591 cc engine churns out exhaust out 138 bhp of power at 6300 rpm and maximum torque of 123 Nm is transferred to the front wheels at 4850 rpm.
Finally, an audio system is fitted in Hyundai Veloster that’s up to the challenge of playing along with ones life. The available 450-watt AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system delivers plenty of power with 8 speakers—including an 8-inch subwoofer—to keep up with ones eclectic tastes. The audio options include streaming music via Bluetooth, compact discs, personal listening devices like ones iPod or even streaming music from select mobile phones. One can use his voice to take control of his music library. It’s easy with integrated Gracenote technology. Connect with the iPod and Gracenote’s voice recognition technology lets one see album art, select music by artist, album, and genre. Use iPhone to access the personalized internet radio service that helps one find new music based on old and current favorites. One can also create custom radio channels to play and share the tracks one love.
Disc brakes are applied to all four wheels of Hyundai Veloster for effective braking system. Power and tilt steering helps in excellent handling of Hyundai Veloster. ABS with EBD provide advanced braking and provide locking of wheels while applying brakes. The front suspension is Mac Pherson Strut with coil springs and the rear suspension is Torsion axle-beam with coil springs.
For safety in Hyundai Veloster, a number of steps have been taken care of. Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Advanced dual front airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS), Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS), Side-curtain airbags (SRS) (front and rear passengers), Rear LATCH child-seat-attachment system, Power window lock-out button, Remote keyless entry system with alarm, Front and rear crumple zones and Energy-absorbing steering column come as standard safety fitments.
Extremely unique design with one door on driver side and 2 on passenger’s, stylish, immense technological features in interiors.
Coupe market not developed in India.
Hyundai Veloster's turbocharged version, 1+2 door coupe will be available in showrooms of UK from September 24 priced at £21,995. The Veloster Turbo SE is the first vehicle to feature Hyundai’s 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger. To best suit European driving tastes and enhance driver enjoyment, power output has been boosted and low end torque increased.