Hyundai testing facelifted Veloster Turbo in Germany

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Hyundai went against the cookie-cutter norm when it unveiled the Veloster in 2011. And to many eyes, its oddball shape is still refreshingly original. But in the three and a half years since, Hyundai has moved its design language onwards, so it's about time the Korean automaker bring the quirky three-door (or novel four-door, depending on the angle from which you look at it) into the fold. And that's just what it appears to be doing in these latest spy shots.

Though it's hard to tell much from underneath the heavy camouflage, it's clear from these spy shots that this is indeed the Veloster, and given the center-exit dual exhaust tips, it seems to be the Turbo model and not the base naturally aspirated version. It seems to be wearing a bigger grille like the one Hyundai put on the latest Genesis, among others, and new bumpers front and back as well. The half-door on the right side does appear to be carrying over, it's wearing new wheels, and we're told there seems to be something afoot inside the cabin as well - likely revolving around an updated infotainment system.

Whether there are any consequential mechanical changes as well, we don't know. That said, development seems to be in a fairly advanced stage, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a refreshed Veloster on the show stand sometime later this year or early next at the latest.

370-Horsepower Hyundai Veloster Turbo – Pictures + Video

Hyundai and Fox Marketing Cars have teamed up to deliver the most powerful Veloster Turbo street machine ever. The car was seen at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

At the core of Fox Marketing’s engine was Hyundai’s 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder direct-injected T-GDI engine.

Fox added a number of advanced engine components to create an absolute beast.

Among those additions were a new 845 Motorsports turbo upgrade, BorgWarner EFR turbo, front-mounted intercooler, AEM water/methanol injection system, VP Racing 101-octane performance fuel and an ECU tune from SeoulfulRacing, all of which adds up to an impressive 370 horsepower.

The goal was to keep the Veloster Turbo concept close to the ground and flat when cornering at high speed, which was achieved by adding a UNIQ Performance strut brace, ImportShark chassis bracing and fully-adjustable ARK Performance coil-over suspension.

LED fog lights Veloster 300x200 370 Horsepower Hyundai Veloster Turbo   Pictures + VideoThe driver is kept in place with Street Pro LE seats and Takata Drift III 4-point harnesses. The car has incredible stopping power, thanks to the addition of WP Pro EX6 6-piston front calipers with carbon fiber ducting and 13.6-inch wavy-cut rotors.

The Veloster Turbo gets an aggressive styling with a number of exterior modifications that are in line with the changes made to the other areas of the car.

BASF created a hand-mixed paint called R-M Oynx HD Waterborne SkyAqua Pearl, to deliver an eye-catching exterior color.

An ImportShark front lip spoiler, Hyundai Genesis fog lights, and custom front and rear fascias round out the cool exterior changes.

Tricked Out Hyundai Veloster Turbo Displayed At SEMA

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Veloster Turbo Tuning – Video

3 Reasons Why Veloster’s The Best Hyundai For Young Drivers

Young and newly qualified drivers looking after a car that’s slick on both the outside and the inside may not turn to Hyundai as their first point of call.

However, that’s not to say that there’s nothing on offer for younger drivers who want something that looks good, performs well and doesn’t cost the earth.

The 2013 Veloster coupe might not be the most obvious choice for a newly qualified driver, but it certainly has a lot to offer.

Hyundai Veloster Performance

With a base 1,6L GDI four-cylinder engine, the Veloster certainly isn’t a speed machine.

Some might argue though, that in the hands of an inexperienced driver, that’s actually a positive thing.

For those wanting something that’s a little quicker off the mark, then you can opt for the turbo model which will take the power up to 186 horsepower, but it will cost you.

As a feature that’s not particularly important if your car is only going to be used for getting from A to B, you may as well save yourself the extra cash.

Unique Exterior Design

Best car for young drivers 300x172 3 Reasons Why Velosters The Best Hyundai For Young DriversHyundai Veloster caused quite a stir upon its release thanks to its asymmetric doors.

With two on the kerb side and one on the road side, the unusual design caught the attention of both the press and consumers.

Otherwise, the exterior is smart, but really nothing to write home about.

Whilst you might have been after something a little more eye-catching, drawing attention to the luxuriousness of your car isn’t always a good thing as it can make you a target for thieves.

Interior

Where the Veloster really comes into its own is with its interior. A lot of thought and effort was clearly put into the design, and the result is a car that comes with an iPod compatible stereo and Bluetooth speakerphone as standard.

Upgrade packages can increase its cool points dramatically, and the top of the range tech package includes navigation, a rear-view camera, push-button ignition, automatic headlights and body colour wheel inserts.

So, if you’re looking to spend less than £20,000 on a car that performs well, looks great and meets all your technological needs, then the Hyundai Veloster is well worth considering.

It might not be the most powerful, but unless you want your insurance to by sky-high, that’s a good thing.

If you’re yet to take your test and are lusting over the Veloster, the sooner you book your practical test online, the better!

Hyundai shows Walking Dead Veloster Zombie Survival Machine at Comic-Con

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Hyundai Veloster Turbo made up for The Walking Dead tv show - front three-quarter view

The Walking Dead, the hit zombie apocalypse show on AMC, has enjoyed a marketing tie-in with Hyundai for two seasons now. If you've watched the show, you'd no doubt seen Rick Grimes, his sociopath-in-training son Carl and emerging hero Glenn Rhee avoiding the dead behind the wheel of a light-green Hyundai Tucson. That relationship expanded beyond the show when Hyundai brought an Elantra Coupe-based Zombie Survival Machine to last year's San Diego Comic-Con.

For this year's Comic-Con, the new Zombie Survival Machine is just a touch faster, funkier and deadlier. Based on a Hyundai Veloster Turbo and built by Galpin Auto Sports to decapitate as many Walkers as possible, this four-door hatch has been heavily modified. The headlights, taillights and windows are all protected with a combination of wrought iron and chainlink fencing. There's also plenty of armor on the body panels.

Passive zombie killing features abound, like the "horde plow" on the front bumper and sawblade grille. But by and large, the majority of the Veloster Turbo Zombie Survival Machine's offensive power comes from a combination of firearms and chainsaws. A .50-caliber machine gun is mounted on the roof, along with a pair of assault rifles on the hood. Each door features blades along the base and a machine gun. Melee weapons can be found in the back, including a spiked baseball bat or katana.

We see a few issues with the Veloster Turbo ZSM. Clearly, the creators have never read Max Brooks' excellent book, World War Z, otherwise they'd know that flame throwers (of which we counted three) are ineffective against the dead, as are rapid-fire weapons. Our nerdy minds aside, this is a pretty cool one-off concept from one of the very best shows on television. But if you think you can do better, Hyundai has set up an app for fans to design their own Zombie Survival Machines. The winning entry will get their car built and put on display at New York Comic-Con in October. Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to see if we can retrofit our long-term Veloster Turbo into a Zombie Survival Machine.

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Hyundai recalls 6,071 more Velosters over shattering sunroofs

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2012 Hyundai Veloster - front three-quarter view, white

Back in December, Hyundai issued a recall affecting some 13,500 Veloster hatchbacks because their optional panoramic sunroofs could possibly shatter while the vehicle is in motion. Now, an expansion of that recall has been announced, with an additional 6,071 units of the 2012 model year hatchback figuring in to the problem.

The original recall covered cars built between November 1, 2011 and April 17, 2012, but this expansion concerns vehicles built from July 4, 2011 to October 31, 2011. Just like before, the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin states that these vehicles may be fitted with sunroofs that were inadvertently weakened during installation, and thus, can possibly break while the vehicle is in motion.

This second sunroof recall is expected to kick off next month. Dealers will inspect the sunroofs in these affected vehicles and will replace the whole assembly if necessary, free of charge. Scroll down to read the full NHTSA report.

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