The Veloster will again carry over as it enters the 2014 model year, as the model returns practically unchanged. The only mods for 2014 include a standard rearview camera, standard driver’s blind-spot monitor and standard daytime running lights.
Just like in the past, the Veloster combines an incredibly sporty look with well-placed performance capabilities in one of the most affordable sports coupes out there. What’s even cooler about the Veloster is that when looked from one side, it looks like any other coupe, but the other side features a third door that makes rear access easier.
For the 2014 model year, Veloster is priced from $17,800.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Hyundai Veloster.
The Veloster draws inspiration from a high-performance sport bike and combines it with Hyundai’s "Fluidic Sculpture" design language, giving it a muscular and powerful stance. The distinctive black A-pillars give it the appearance of a motorcycle helmet visor. Around back, a set of center-mounted exhaust tips also look like they were pulled straight from the back end of a sport bike.
Along with these elements, the Veloster also features Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille, hood scoop detailing and the unique LED position lights.
A very unique feature on the Veloster is that rear-hinged door on the passenger side of that provides safe and easy access to the rear seats.
2014 Hyundai Veloster - Exterior Dimensions
|Overall length||166.1 in.|
|Overall width||70.5 in.|
|Overall height||55.1 in.|
|Tread Width (front) 17"||61.5 in.|
|Tread Width (rear) 17"||62.0 in.|
|Tread Width (front) 18"||61.3 in.|
|Tread Width (rear) 18"||61.8 in.|
|Overhang||32.7 in. / 29.1 in.|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||5.6 in.|
|Coefficient of Drag (Cd)||0.32|
2014 Hyundai Veloster - Standard Exterior Features
- Headlights with LED accents, escort function
- LED Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
- Daytime running lights
- Dual heated body-color power outside mirrors
- Driver’s blind spot mirror
- Front bumpers, body-color
- Rear spoiler with LED HMSL
- Grille, body-color with black intake grille
- Door handles, body-color
- Windshield shade band
- Tinted glass
- Front 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers with mist function
The interior was also inspired by a high-performance sport bike, with the center stack and controls resembling a sport bike’s fuel tank. The air vents are inspired by motorcycle tailpipes, while the console looks similar to a seat of a bike.
2014 Hyundai Veloster - Interior Dimensions
|Head room without sunroof|
|Head room with panoramic sunroof|
2014 Hyundai Veloster - Standard Interior Features
- Roof trim, non-woven
- Door trim, black plastic
- Door handles, chrome
- Door armrest, integrated
- Door map pockets, front with bottle holders
- Dual illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
- Shift knob, urethane
- Parking brake handle
- Floor covering, needle punch carpeting
- Door scuff, step plate
- Front seatback pocket
- One touch triple turn signal
- Air conditioning
- Cabin air filter
- Rear window defroster with timer
- Urethane steering wheel
- Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
- Steering wheel audio controls
- Cruise control
Under its hood, the Veloster gets a Gamma 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT). With the manual transmission, the engine delivers a total of 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 123 pound-feet at 4,850 rpm. With the dual-clutch transmission, the engine’s output drops to 132 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 120 pound-feet of torque at 4,850 rpm.
With the manual transmission, the Veloster delivers 26 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined. With the automatic transmission, fuel consumption is even better at 28 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined.
|Engine type||Gamma DOHC D-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) GDI (Gasoline Direct Engine)|
|Materials||Aluminum block and head|
|Displacement||1.6L / 1,591 cc|
|Horsepower||138 @ 6300 rpm (M/T) / 132 @ 6300 rpm (DCT)|
|Torque||123 @ 4850 rpm (M/T) / 120 @ 4850 rpm (DCT)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore and Stroke||77.0 X 85.4 (mm)|
Suspension and Brakes
Hyundai Veloster is offered with a standard McPherson strut front suspension and a 24 mm (0.94-inch) diameter front stabilizer. On the rear, the model gets a light-weight V-torsion beam — a first in a Hyundai model — with an integrated 23 mm (0.90-inch) stabilizer bar.
Additionally, the Veloster features electric power steering that adjusts assistance to changing driving conditions, while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system.
|Model Code||Model||Engine||Seat Color||Transmission||Price|
|F0303F45||Veloster||1.6L GDI||Black||6-speed Manual Transmission||$17,800|
|F0313F45||Veloster||1.6L GDI||Gray||6-speed Manual Transmission||$17,800|
|F0323F45||Veloster||1.6L GDI||Red||6-speed Manual Transmission||$17,800|
|F0302F45||Veloster||1.6L GDI||Black||6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission||$19,050|
|F0312F45||Veloster||1.6L GDI||Gray||6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission||$19,050|
|F0322F45||Veloster||1.6L GDI||Red||6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission||$19,050|
|F0383F45||Veloster Turbo R-Spec||1.6L GDI Turbo||Red||6-speed Manual Transmission||$21,300|
|F0353F45||Veloster Turbo||1.6L GDI Turbo||Black||6-speed Manual Transmission||$22,300|
|F0373F45||Veloster Turbo||1.6L GDI Turbo||Blue||6-speed Manual Transmission||$22,300|
|F0352F45||Veloster Turbo||1.6L GDI Turbo||Black||6-speed Automatic Transmission with SHIFTRONIC||$23,300|
|F0372F45||Veloster Turbo||1.6L GDI Turbo||Blue||6-speed Automatic Transmission with SHIFTRONIC||$23,300|
|Turbo Technology Package||$2,700|
|Bongiovi premium audio||$350|
|Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink||$275|
|Interior Light Kit||$250|
Mini launched the new-generation Cooper at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. With this new generation comes a new design language, a switch to BMW’s all-new UKL platform and a new range of three-cylinder engines.
The base model gets a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, while for the S version Mini used a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.
The 2014 Cooper is priced from $19,950.
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The Beetle has been around for what seems like forever and has a lot of history.
The new Beetle comes with a choice of three different engines. The base 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers can select a 2.0 TSI engine with 197 horsepower or a 2.0 TDI engine with 138 horsepower.
Prices for the 2014 Beetle start at $19,765.
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The new Hyundai Veloster has had plenty of success, and its no shock, considering its sporty look, hatchback practicability and affordable prices. Of course, it’s nearing the time for a refresh or a complete redesign, but oine more year of carryover is okay for now.
- Coupe look and hatchback practicality
- Sporty look on both exterior and interior
- Affordable price
- Not much power from the base engine
- Very slow in its base format (VERY, VERY slow)