2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo gets new performance parts at SEMA

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Hyundai is planning a line of aftermarket performance parts being developed for the 2019 Veloster Turbo sport coupe and, it says, other sporty models.

New accessory parts include a high-performance K&N high-flow air filter, Borla axle-back exhaust systems, a B&M sport shift kit, Eibach springs and anti-roll bars, and lightweight, performance alloy wheels. Hyundai is putting its stamp of approval on the parts, saying it validated them all and adding that the components do not invalidate the automaker’s various warranties, including its 10-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. The parts will be sold through Hyundai dealers.

The 2019 Veloster Turbo gets a new multi-link suspension, replacing a torsion-beam configuration, plus aluminum suspension parts to save on weight and sharpen handling dynamics. The base Veloster, which starts at $19,385 including destination charge, is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 148 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Higher trim levels get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that puts out 201 hp and 195 lb-ft.

Hyundai says it will continue to expand aftermarket performance offerings for models like the Veloster Turbo, Elantra Sportand Elantra GT Sport.

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo caught uncovered at video shoot

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Here’s the fully revealed Hyundai Veloster Turbo, and it appears to be moving pretty quickly based on the blur in the photos. That’s understandable because our spy photographer got these shots during a video shoot of the Hyundai’s latest hatchback in which it was probably being driven aggressively for good footage.

Despite the blur, we can tell quite a bit from the images. First off, we know it’s a Turbo model because of its large, round, center exhaust tips. We can also see that the Veloster is hopping on the contrast roof bandwagon, but at least to this editor’s eye, the design seems well-suited to the paint scheme. The roof line itself also looks as though it drops down more drastically than the previous model. The rear window is notably wider than the old model, and the slimmer, wider taillights are flush with the glass.

We’re focusing more on the tail since we already got a good look at the front of the Veloster when Hyundai released official images of the car in snazzy multi-colored camouflage. The car’s frown does look more pronounced in a single color, though. It seems the Turbo version also gets a small additional intake inlet in the bottom of the front bumper compared with the normal version.

We expect to see the fully uncovered car in person at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. It will likely appear alongside the less-powerful version. There’s also an N version in the works, but it’s possible Hyundai won’t reveal that until later in the year.

[Source: Autoblog]

Hyundai Veloster video lets us hear what’s coming

A couple of weeks ago we rather enjoyed seeing the redesigned Hyundai Veloster in some jaunty camo, a look we’d actually enjoy having as an option to buy. And just yesterday we saw it nekkid in spy shots taken of a video shoot. Now Hyundai has released a video teaser to the new car, and what’s interesting is not what we see — the car in the video is back in the multicolored camo again — but rather what we hear.

Expect the Veloster Turbo to share the 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four and transmissions from the Elantra GT Sport. And we expect, or at least hope, that the hopped-up Veloster N will get the 271-horsepower turbocharged inline-four from the i30 N, a car we won’t get in the States.

So what are we hearing here? Hard to know. It’s more likely Hollywood (or rather Seoul) special effects than the sound of the 1.6 turbo. And spy shots of the Veloster N have shown it wearing a wing, which doesn’t seem to be the case with the teased car. Maybe the wing’s an option or won’t be offered in production. But the grille shape of the video car also does not seem to conform to what we’ve seen on the Nürburgring. And the Veloster N isn’t expected to be offered right off the bat, anyway.

Whatever it is, it sounds pretty good. It’d be nice to think this is how the car will be.

[Source: Autoblog]

The new Hyundai Veloster will have a driver-focused interior

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We’ve had a number of solid glances at the Hyundai Veloster’s exterior while testing, but this is our first look at the car’s interior. And it’s a seriously good look. About the only thing hiding the dashboard is some snazzy zebra-print vinyl wrap.

We can tell from these new spy photos that the Veloster’s interior is more focused on the driver than other Hyundais. The center stack is canted slightly toward the driver, and it’s a bit asymmetrical, favoring the person behind the wheel. At the top of the center stack is a large touch screen that protrudes from the dash, but it looks a bit more integrated than the screen found in the Elantra GT, as it’s nestled between two air vents.

We have reason to suspect this is a Veloster Turbo model, which may be renamed Veloster Sport to fit nomenclature used on the Elantra line. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and has a metallic red accent in the bottom spoke, just like the wheel in the Elantra Sport models. The shifter also has an accent in the same red color as the one on the wheel. We doubt this could be a Veloster N, though, as the seats don’t seem aggressive enough, and there don’t appear to be any accents in the performance sub-brand’s trademark light blue.

We expect to see this interior fully revealed, along with the rest of the Veloster lineup, by the end of the year. It will be available in three versions, an entry-level model, a peppier Turbo or Sport version with the outgoing model’s center exhaust and more aggressive looks, and a high-performance N model that will probably use the Elantra i30 N’s 271-horsepower turbo engine. The Veloster N will also have the most aggressive looks, featuring a large rear wing.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo BTR Edition goes demonic at SEMA

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Just a few days after Halloween, Blood Type Racing’s custom Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec is bringing a demonic look to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Nov. 3. This mean little hatchback sports some sinister carbon black paint with crimson accents all around, and a set of red projector headlights top off the devilish details.

What’s happening under the hood is pretty fiendish, too. The BTR Edition Veloster starts with Hyundai’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder, but it’s strengthened with parts like forged connecting rods and pistons. The company then adds a high-boost Garrett turbo and retuned ECU. The result is over 500 horsepower to go like a bat out of hell.

Beyond the wicked black-and-red aesthetic, Blood Type Racing also fits a carbon-fiber wide body kit, complete with crimson canards at the front corners. Inside, the interior is replaced with a four-point roll cage and racing bucket. The driver can still enjoy some music thanks to a suite of Rockford Fosgate speakers.

The Veloster BTR Edition joins a growing slate of custom Hyundais at SEMA this year. In addition to this hellacious hot hatch, there’s also a 500-hp Genesis Coupe and a 700-horsepower Tucson.

[Source: Autoblog]

2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo in Portland at Dick’s Hillsboro Hyundai

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Put your seatbelt on, the 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is in Portland at Dick’s Hillsboro Hyundai! For more information please call us at 855.818.5883.

Hyundai’s commitment to making the Gamma engine extremely fuel efficient continues by pairing it with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT) developed by Hyundai.

Hyundai’s EcoShift DCT takes the benefits of a manual transmission, including low fuel consumption, and blends them with automatic transmission benefits, such as high comfort levels and smooth shift quality. In addition, the EcoShift DCT enables direct connection for high efficiency and uninterrupted torque transfer during shifts.

This powertrain also has an Active ECO mode which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy. The EcoShift DCT also incorporates Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents.

Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions were developed in-house by Hyundai. Veloster Turbo’s six-speed automatic transmission features steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters and SHIFTRONIC® transmission gear control rather than the base Veloster’s EcoShift DCT. This transmission was engineered to handle the increased torque output from the turbocharged engine. The gear ratio spread on the automatic transmission is slightly narrower than the DCT (6.0 vs. 6.38) to keep engine speeds in the optimum power band during acceleration. The non-turbo Veloster’s EcoShift DCT was tuned specially for fuel efficiency rather than the higher torque and performance calibration of the Veloster Turbo.

VELOSTER TURBO PERFORMANCE

The 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 rpm. Veloster Turbo models feature Active Sound Design which enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for an even more involving driving experience. Even more impressive, these Turbo models generate 201 horsepower on regular fuel, which represents a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per liter.

TWIN-SCROLL TURBOCHARGER WITH DIRECT-INJECTION

Unlike many of its direct competitors, Veloster Turbo’s impressive horsepower and torque ratings are based on regular fuel rather than more costly premium fuel. Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the direct-injection system, results in minimal turbo lag for responsive power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but Hyundai has brought this technology down to some of the most affordable models in its line-up.

Twin-scroll turbocharger designs have two exhaust gas inlets divided by split walls inside the turbine housing, with both gas passages controlled by a wastegate. A twin-scroll turbo recovers even more energy from the exhaust than a single-scroll turbocharger, thanks to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll design separates the cylinders whose exhaust gas pulses interfere with each other, resulting in improved pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine for quick and smooth responsiveness.

For example, at the start of the intake stroke of cylinder one and when both the intake and exhaust valves of cylinder one are open (valve overlap period), cylinder three already starts its exhaust stroke with the exhaust valve open. If the exhaust passages of cylinder one and three were connected, the exhaust gas pulse from cylinder three would increase the back pressure of cylinder one. This would reduce the induction of the fresh air and increase the amount of hot residual gases inside the cylinder. However, with the twin-scroll turbocharger setup, this interference is minimized and turbo spooling is more efficient.

The result of this superior scavenging effect from a twin-scroll design leads to better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine. This allows greater valve overlap, resulting in an improved quality and quantity of the air charge entering each cylinder. In fact, with more valve overlap, the scavenging effect of the exhaust flow alone can even draw more air in on the intake side. At the same time, drawing out the remainder of the low-pressure exhaust gases helps pack each cylinder with a purer and denser air charge. Maximum boost from the turbocharger is 18.0 psi.

Facelifted Hyundai Veloster to get new 7-speed DCT, Flex Steer

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No matter how you look at it, the Hyundai Veloster is an odd duck. With the vehicle’s weird door configuration and styling that kind of looks like a modernized Honda CRX, the model is certainly unlike anything else on the road today. Since spotting one testing earlier this year (pictured above), we know that a refreshed version is on the way eventually, but that car keeps a lot of its secrets hidden under camouflage. New rumors fromThe Korean Car Blog suggest that the Veloster might receive a few mechanical changes to go along with the updated skin.

Among the biggest rumored tweaks is that the turbocharged model is receiving a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox as a replacement for its current, conventional six-speed auto. Another potential change for the naturally aspirated version is Hyundai’s Flex Steer system that offers selectable weighting for the electric power steering.

Styling obviously isn’t being left alone for the update. The mule testing earlier this year appears to show a new grille and altered bumpers underneath its concealment. The latest rumors suggest that’s exactly the case with the possibility of a front end closer in design to the current Genesis, along with HID headlights and a modified hood design to remove the faux heat extractors.

Inside, noise levels are rumored to be lower, and buyers might benefit from improved trim, an updated infotainment system and possibly new seats for the Turbo.

Autoblog spoke to Hyundai spokesperson Jim Trainor about the changes for the facelift, and he simply told us, “We don’t comment on future products.”

It shouldn’t be too long before the validity of all of this is proven, though. The refreshed Veloster is rumored to debut at an auto show in the US early next year, perhaps in Detroit or Chicago. Hopefully, Hyundai doesn’t do anything to take away the model’s bizarre spirit.