Hyundai launches it’s latest 2+1 door hatchback – here’s a sneak peek
The old Hyundai Veloster turned heads with its odd, funky three-door design when the company first introduced the model back in 2011. Now, seven years later, they’ve come along with a new model. The car has undergone an extensive redesign at its headquarters in Seoul as well as the company’s design center in California. What makes the new Veloster tick? Today, we’re showing you a sneak peek of all the updates – check back to TFLcar.com soon for more on the 2019 Hyundai Veloster!
2019 Hyundai Veloster lineup
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster starts out at $18,500 for a base model with a six-speed manual transmission. If you go for the entry-level version here, Hyundai fits a 2.0-liter, naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle engine that puts out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. If you don’t want to row your own gears, there’s also a six-speed automatic option for an additional $1,000. Want more features? The $22,750 Premium trim with the automatic transmission rounds out the base model offering.
Standard features include Torque Vectoring Control (TVC), LED running lights, heated side mirrors and a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support. However, the Premium package adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless ignition, and a premium audio system with an 8-inch touchscreen.
Veloster Turbo adds more power, standard equipment
Step up to the 2019 Hyundai Veloster turbo, and you get a smaller engine, but more power. The 1.6-liter turbocharged powerplant puts out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. However, while the six-speed manual is still an option, Hyundai also threw a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission into the mix.
There are three flavors to the 1.6-liter Veloster: R-Spec, Turbo, and Turbo Ultimate. The R-Spec only comes with a six-speed manual, while the Turbo comes standard with the seven-speed automatic. The Turbo Ultimate has the six-speed manual, but you can upgrade to the dual-clutch system for $1,500 more. The cheapest R-Spec Veloster starts out at $22,900 – just beyond the 2.0-liter models – while the Turbo Ultimate with the dual-clutch transmission kicks off at $28,150. These prices exclude Hyundai’s $885 freight charge.
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