The second-gen three-door offers style and fun without breaking the bank

First introduced in 2011 at the Detroit Auto Show, the Hyundai Veloster initially hit the scene as a replacement for the Hyundai Tiburon, the FWD 2+2 coupe built between 1996 and 2008. By contrast, the Veloster changed it up with a funky hatchback profile and 2+1 door layout (one on the driver’s side, two on the passenger’s side). In a segment filled to the brim with hard-hitting, well-established competition, the Veloster is a bit of an upstart, shaking things up with a unique attitude that still manages to make fun-behind-the-wheel a top priority. Throughout its life cycle, we’ve seen a wide variety of custom takes on the Veloster, but now, Hyundai is offering up a whole new second generation. Once again making its debuts at the Detroit Auto Show, the latest 2019 model year brings with it a variety of models and trim levels, including the base model, and the mid-grade Turbo and R-Spec models. There’s even a go-faster N version if that happens to be more your speed (check out our full review on the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N). Just as it was before, the new Veloster once again aims at catching the eye of enthusiasts, with a focus on making the whole package more engaging, both in terms of aesthetics and in terms of the driving experience. The latest model year also comes with a good bit upgraded infotainment stuff as well.

But will the Veloster’s sophomore effort be enough to topple equally enticing offerings from the likes of Mazda, Honda, or Ford? Read on for the details.

Update 5-15-2018: Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2019 Veloster. Check out the “Prices” section below to learn more about it.


  • Sharper exterior styling
  • 2+1 body style
  • Functional air curtains and aero enhancements
  • LED lighting
  • 7 paint options
  • Available two-tone scheme with black roof
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Hyundai decided to pen up a new design, employing a joint effort between Hyundai's designers in Irvine, California, and its designers in Seoul, South Korea. The end result is more aggressive and head-turning than the first-gen model.

While the 2019 Hyundai Veloster looks newer and sharper than the model that came before it, the styling basics are more or less unchanged. For example, it still offers an asymmetric two-door hatchback body style with a subtle third door added to the passenger’s side. Think of it kinda like a 2+1 body style, with a 2+2 interior.

However, to help it look and feel like the second generation that it is, Hyundai decided to pen up a new design, employing a joint effort between Hyundai’s designers in Irvine, California, and its designers in Seoul, South Korea. The end result is more aggressive and head-turning than the first-gen model, so let’s dive into the specifics.

Up front, we find a larger hexagonal grille, with sharper creases and an expanded upper section. The grille comes with a cool 3D aesthetic, and uses a black diamond-patterned insert to ward off any wayward pieces of the terrain. The lower bits incorporate functional air curtains, which not only help to increase the front-end aero efficiency, but also look great, with multiple layers stacked on one another in a manner that reminds us of a race-spec splitter. The lowest section is finished in a matte black color.

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The lower bits incorporate functional air curtains, which not only help to increase the front-end aero efficiency, but also look great, with multiple layers stacked on one another in a manner that reminds us of a race-spec splitter.

A little higher up we have the headlights, which get LEDs for the primary lighting element and the daytime running lights. The housings also look simpler in their shape, with down-turned creases rather than the check-mark shape of the older generation. The older fog lights are gone this time around, replaced with black block-off plates in the corners. Even the hood looks meaner, now arriving with a set of character lines that help increase the car’s sense of forward motion.

Moving around into the 2019 Veloster’s profile, and you’ll notice that the fender flares are now larger than before, with the increased dimensions adding a little extra visual beefiness to the car’s stance. The cowl point and A-pillar were also moved towards the rear, connecting with the hood line and belt line to create a more cohesive look. While subtle, those profile character lines look good on the hatch, especially with the lowered roof line. The side skirts lead the eye rearwards and into the rear fenders, enhancing the taut appearance even more. In the corners, customers can get theirs with optional 18-inch alloy wheels.

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The first-generation Hyundai Veloster (pictured on the left) is simpler and rounder in its design, where as the second-generation (pictured right) is more aggressive and sharper. And we like that – it's a move that works well for the segment.

Step around to the rear of the Veloster, and you’ll find a more technical, detail-heavy design than the first generation. The first thing that jumps out is the integrated diffuser, which sits prominently at the lower edge of the bumper, complementing the front bumper well. In the middle of the diffuser is the exhaust, with a single outlet used for the base model 2.0-liter and a dual set-up for the Turbo and R-Spec models. Chrome plating is used to add extra bling factor. The taillights wrap around from the rear fenders and get a sweeping set of Y-shaped graphics, plus the option for LED lighting.

Topping it off is a solid selection of exterior paint options, including Ultra Black, Chalk White, Sonic Silver, Thunder Gray, Sunset Orange, Racing Red, and Space Gray. You can also option in a black roof treatment for that two-tone appearance, if desired (we definitely recommend it!).


  • 2+2 seating arrangement
  • Horizontal dash layout replaces older vertical set-up
  • Checkered background for the gauge cluster
  • Contrasting stitching elements in the upholstery
  • Cloth, cloth and leather, or all-leather options
  • Intake and exhaust sound enhancement feature
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With the exterior of the Veloster looking a good deal sharper this time around, the interior also gets a redesign that makes it a lot more desirable.

With the exterior of the Veloster looking a good deal sharper this time around, the interior also gets a redesign that makes it a lot more desirable. While the older model’s 2+2 seating layout is retained, the dash now employs a complementary asymmetric design that emphasizes the driver’s position by placing additional buttons closer to that side of the cockpit. The steering wheel was updated, and now looks smaller and a bit oblong thanks to a much shorter center spoke and lower center line. There’s still nice hand bolsters at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions, and the air vents are horizontal, rather than vertical like the first gen.

The center console is also more horizontal now, and no longer set in a “vee” shape like the outgoing model. There’s a two-tier button scheme, with the lower half employed for the climate control and upper portion used for infotainment. The infotainment screen is placed in an upright position on the top of the dash. The gauges look new as well, with a slick checkered background enhancing the car’s sporting intentions.

Go for the the Turbo Ultimate model, and you’ll get a contrasting color scheme that helps to isolate the driver’s position. Further unique colors, materials, and other interior features can be had depending on the trim level picked. In particular we like the red offset against the black in the Turbo model – definitely understated, but effective nonetheless.

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All models also get Active Sound Design, which supposedly enhances intake and ehxust noises for a more engaging experience. It's a bit like cheating, but don't worry Hyundai – we won't tell anyone.

Interior materials include either cloth, cloth and leather, or all leather, depending on the trim and options picked. All models also get Active Sound Design, which “enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for a more visceral driving experience, especially during spirited driving.” It’s a bit like cheating, but don’t worry Hyundai – we won’t tell anyone.

Heading the list of updates for the 2019 model year is a wide selection of fresh infotainment and greater connectivity features. Standard spec tosses in the usual goodies, such as AM, FM, and MP3 support, plus a host of auxiliary inputs. Controlling it all is a standard 7.0-inch LCD infotainment screen, but buyers can opt into the 8.0-inch “floating screen” for a little extra outlay. These come with a multi-touch screen plus menu swipe function for easier operation, and offer a good deal of smartphone support as well. There’s Apple Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users, plus the full Apple CarPlay system and Android Auto as well. SiriusXM radio and HD Radio are also part of the package, as is the next-gen Blue Link with LTE connectivity. This comes with three years of complimentary service, offering up features like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door lock and unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link also integrates with your smartwatch for those ultimate James Bond vibes.

The 2019 Veloster is also offered with an optional navigation screen and real-time traffic info, an optional Infinity audio system with eight speakers (including a subwoofer and Clari-Fi sound processing), and an optional Qi wireless charging. That last bit will even send you a notice when your phone is fully charged, plus it’ll remind you to grab it before exiting the vehicle.

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One of the coolest extras has to be the optional heads-up display, which pops out of the dash as soon as you push a button next the steering wheel. The HUD displays the current road speed, navigation directions, assist system status, and audio system info.

One of the coolest extras has to be the optional heads-up display, which pops out of the dash as soon as you push a button next the steering wheel. The HUD displays the current road speed, navigation directions, assist system status (more on the assists in a second), and audio system info. It’ll also adapt to whatever your chosen drive mode may be, with Sport mode offering a focus on performance stuff like engine rpm, road speed, and current transmission gear. Once you’re done with the HUD, push a button, and it’ll recede back into the dash and out of view.

As is tradition for all new cars, the 2019 Veloster comes with a broad selection of safety systems, with features like standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, which utilizes a forward-facing camera that can detect a collision before it happens and automatically apply the brakes to lessen the impact, or avoid the collision all together. The camera also provides the Veloster with features like lane-keep assist, high-beam assist, and driver attention warning.

Hyundai also equipped it with a radar system, which enables further safety and convenience features like a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.

Finally, all models get a standard rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines, and a six-airbag protection system in case you really bin it.


  • Base model gets 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Higher trims get 201-horsepower turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • 1.6-liter comes with overboost function
  • Transmission options include six-speed manual, six-speed auto, and seven-speed DCT
  • Multiple drive modes
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Delve into the reshaped nose on the 2019 Veloster, and you'll find a few tweaked engine bits to help it perform, both in terms of speed and in terms of efficiency

Delve into the reshaped nose on the 2019 Veloster, and you’ll find a few tweaked engine bits to help it perform, both in terms of speed and in terms of efficiency. The base model tosses the old model’s 1.6-liter four-banger with a new a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with Atkinson-cycle. Dubbed the Nu 2.0-liter, this unit produces a maximum of 147 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 132 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm, besting the outgoing model’s rather paltry 132 ponies. Standout features for the Nu 2.0-liter include Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, an electronic throttle, variable induction, and a new anti-friction cylinder coating material. Go for this powerplant, and you can pair it with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.

If a little less than 150 horses just won’t cut the mustard for ya, you can option up to the much more exciting Gamma 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. Thanks to direct injection and extra atmosphere stuffed into its cylinders, this zippy little ’four makes as much as 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (matching the old turbo’s peak power level) and 195 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. And despite its forced induction aspiration, it also takes regular fuel, prompting Hyundai to claim a best-in-class specific output (125.6 horsepower per liter). There’s even an overboost function that adds a smidgen of extra twist, pumping it up to 202 pound-feet. That’s not a lot, but hey – overboost is always a pretty cool function, don’tcha think?

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If less than 150 horses doesn't do it for ya, you can option up to the 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. Thanks to direct injection and extra atmosphere stuffed into its cylinders, this zippy little 'four makes as much as 201 horsepower.

If you decide to go for the turbo, the transmission options include either a six-speed manual with three pedals, or a seven-speed dual-clutch unit with steering wheel paddle shifters. It should be noted that the dual-clutch transmission option offers a “direct connection” for greater efficiency and “uninterrupted torque transfer” while upshifting, plus a Hillstart Assist Control for easier driving on steep inclines. No more handbrake trick for you.

To make the most of what its got, the Veloster offers pilots a variety of driving modes. These include such self-explanatory titles as Normal, Sport, and Smart, and the different software affects settings for the engine, transmission, and steering.

Finally, if you’re looking for the fastest Veloster on the block, you’ll wanna go with the 275-horsepower N model. Check out our full review here.

Chassis And Handling

  • Four-wheel independent suspension set-up
  • Torque Vector Control as standard
  • Manual transmission will get you 18-inch alloys wrapped in summer rubber
  • Motor-drive electric power steering
  • Quicker steering ratio higher in the line
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While having a solid amount of go under the hood is always welcome in a sporty little hatchback, it's far more important to have the proper suspension bits in the corners to make the most of it.

While having a solid amount of go under the hood is always welcome in a sporty little hatchback, it’s far more important to have the proper suspension bits in the corners to make the most of it. To that end, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo model gets a MacPherson strut suspension in front, which includes coils springs, gas shocks, and a stabilizer bar sized at 24 mm. Meanwhile, the rear gets an independent multi-link with a 19 mm stabilizer bar, plus gas shocks.

All models get Torque Vectoring Control, which is an active electronic assistance program that detects wheel slippage via an array of individual wheel sensors. After slippage is detected, the system then applies braking force as needed to the inside front wheel, while also increasing power to the outside wheel, thus enhancing cornering prowess in the process.

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Go for the Turbo model, and you'll get revised calibration and a faster ratio for extra response when wheeling around in the bends.

Further turn assist is made by the motor-driven electric power steering system, which gets adjustable electric assist depending on the “driving conditions.” Go for the Turbo model, and you’ll get revised calibration and a faster ratio for extra response when wheeling around in the bends. Opt into the manual transmission, and Hyundai will mount 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires.

Rounding it off is the usual lineup of safety systems, such as Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control. There’s also four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake assist, and electronic brake force distribution.


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Despite the fact that the new Veloster is insanely better than the outgoing model, it only sees a mild price increase across the board. The base model now starts out at $18,500 – a $400 premium over last year. The same trim with an automatic transmission commands $19,500 while the 2.0 A/T Premium comes in at $22,750. The Turbo R-Spec trim with a manual transmission comes in at $22,900 while the Turbo DCT comes in at $25,400. Moving up to the Turbo Ultimate trim will set you back $26,650 with a manual transmission or $28,150 with a DCT. All prices exclude registration, taxes, and delivery charge.

2.0 M/T $18,500
2.0 A/T $19,500
2.0 A/T PREMIUM $22,750
TURBO R-SPEC M/T $22,900
TURBO DCT $25,400



Honda Civic Coupe

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While slightly less aggressive than the race-tastic Hyundai Veloster, the Civic still manages to bring the goods in the fun department. The suspension tuning finds a sweet spot between comfort and corner-carving, while myriad engine choices offer up to 180 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque in the 1.5-liter Sport model. FWD is standard, while transmission options include both a manual and a CVT. You can also get yours in a variety of different body styles, including a coupe, sedan, or hatchback. Pricing starts at a Hyundai-matching $18,840.

Read our full review on the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe.


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Matching FWD agility with an affordable price tag and hatchback practicality is a specialty of the Mazda3, and it shows as soon as you start giving it a little extra gusto in the corners. It all starts with that zoom-zoom-style independent suspension, while engine options include 155 horses from a 2.0-liter ’four in the base model, or 184 horses from a 2.5-liter ’four in the higher trims. Outside is the head-turning good looks of Mazda’s Kodo design language, while the interior is composed of a variety of top-shelf materials. Pricing starts at $18,095.

Read our full review on the 2016-2018 Mazda3.


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Truth be told, we here at TopSpeed love a good hot hatchback, and it would appear as though the 2019 Hyundai Veloster ticks all the important boxes in our list of requirements. We think the new design looks great, offering an aggressive, super-sharp style that’s just right for the segment. We also really like the three-door body style, and the large wheel options as well. The interior equipment is nice, and although the layout is a little too subtle and the 2+2 passenger seating is a bit cramped, it gets the job done all the same. Performance-wise, the Veloster makes it happen with solid suspension bits and the available 200-horsepower powertrain spec.

That said, there are more practical and more refined options on the table, and the Veloster still has some proving to do in the long-run. This is a segment filled with well-established nameplates, and up against the likes of Honda or Mazda, Hyundai is still cementing its position.

Not that it’s a bad choice – quite the opposite, actually. If you’re in the market for a fun, attractive, sporty hatchback, then this is definitely one worthy of checking out.

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    • More refinement offered elsewhere in the segment
    • Interior might get a bit cramped with more than 2 passengers
    • Wouldn’t you rather spring for the go-faster N model?


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Hyundai today unveiled its all-new Veloster and Veloster Turbo models at the North American International Auto Show. The fresh design was a collaborative effort of Hyundai designers from Seoul, South Korea and the U.S. design center in Irvine, California. The new Veloster features a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, powertrain enhancements, and a bevy of new and improved infotainment and connectivity features. The 2019 Veloster begins production in March 2018 in Ulsan, Korea, with U.S. market availability in the second quarter of 2018.

“Our new 2019 Veloster represents an even more compelling offering for young and young-at-heart automotive enthusiasts with more expressive design, involving dynamics and cutting-edge infotainment features,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning at Hyundai Motor America. “When combined with Hyundai’s outstanding value and efficiency, the new Veloster is sure to attract a progressive new group of enthusiast buyers.”

The Veloster merges the design appeal of a sport coupe with the versatility of an additional passenger side rear door in an asymmetrical two-plus-one configuration for easier rear-seat access. From the front, available LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights flank a striking new grille design. Functional air curtains add both a visual design cue and an active aerodynamic function. Hyundai’s signature cascade grille shape has morphed into a strong, three-dimensional design that sets the sport coupe apart.

Much of the redesign is derived from enhanced proportions and volume; the new shape clearly conveys focused dynamic performance, even standing still. Its stance is more muscular, with higher-volume fenders and wheel arches for a more planted appearance. The cowl point and A-pillar are further rearward and now connect the hood line and belt line into an integrated, powerful gesture. Available 18-inch alloy wheels aggressively fill the wheelhouse openings. Further, the roofline has been lowered for a unique profile and a distinctive coupe-inspired essence. The fender line is also more coupe-like, and the rear now has a more aggressive integrated diffuser design. Available LED taillights help complete the rear view with a high-tech appearance.

Also available is a full darkened roof treatment for a high-contrast performance appearance. Veloster’s dynamic rear design has a distinctive glass hatch and center-fascia chrome exhaust tips, with a single outlet for the 2.0-liter model and dual-outlets for Turbo and R-Spec models.

The asymmetrical design carries through to the interior, with a driver-focused interior layout and on the Turbo Ultimate, a contrasting color environment that visually separates the driving cockpit. Each trim level has unique colors, materials, and accents, further differentiating each model with varying hues and textures.

The Veloster 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine uses the Atkinson-cycle for superior efficiency and lower emissions.

The 2.0-liter engine delivers a peak output of 147 horsepower at 6,200 rpm (estimated) and maximum torque of 132 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm (estimated). The Nu 2.0-liter also features Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, an electronic throttle control, variable induction and innovative anti-friction coatings. The 2.0-liter engine is coupled with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission. Three driver-selectable modes include Normal, Sport, and Smart, according to changing driver preferences.

The 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (estimated) and 195 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500-4,500 rpm (estimated). Turbo models generate 201 horsepower on regular fuel, which represents a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per liter. Further, there is an over-boost function that raises peak torque output to 202 lb.-ft. under maximum acceleration. Engine tuning maximizes low- and mid-range torque, for optimum acceleration under daily driving conditions.

Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). Both transmissions were developed in-house by Hyundai. The Veloster Turbo seven-speed dual-clutch transmission features steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters and SHIFTRONIC® transmission gear control. In addition, all Veloster Turbo models feature Active Sound Design, which enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for a more visceral driving experience, especially during spirited driving. Turbo models also offer three selectable driving modes, including Normal, Sport and Smart, according to driver preferences for engine, transmission and steering feel.

All Veloster models offer Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering feature utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems, allows Veloster to improve dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic driving. TVC uses wheel-speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing wheelspin for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall, this provides Veloster drivers with an incremental margin of cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.

Further, Veloster Turbo features a quicker-ratio steering rack and a revised steering calibration to match, which gives drivers precise cornering, feedback and control.

Hyundai’s EcoShift DCT takes the benefits of a manual transmission, such as low fuel consumption, and blends these with automatic transmission benefits, such as high comfort levels and driving ease. In addition, the DCT enables direct connection for high efficiency and uninterrupted torque transfer during shifts. The DCT also incorporates Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents.

Turbo Model 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Veloster’s compelling combination of performance with efficiency is a formula many industry competitors are seeking to duplicate. Hyundai’s development focus on all the factors of efficient performance, such as small-displacement turbocharged engines, dual-clutch transmissions, comprehensive lightweighting, efficient aerodynamics, and reduction of parasitic engine losses through electric-powered ancillaries, have combined to yield simultaneous benefits in performance and efficiency to the consumer.

Veloster Turbos are fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 24-mm diameter front stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a lightweight independent multi-link design with a 19-mm stabilizer bar to further control body roll. The rear suspension uses gas-pressurized shock absorbers for ride comfort with excellent control. Veloster features electric power steering that adjusts assistance to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, available 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted with Michelin® Pilot Sport 4 summer tires.

Veloster offers advanced active safety features, including standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which uses the car’s front-facing camera to detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously. Three additional systems also utilize the front-view camera to boost safety and convenience: Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA) for the available LED headlights, and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

By sensing road markings, LKA helps to prevent accidental lane departure by helping to steer the vehicle as required. HBA automatically controls the high beam headlights by dimming and illuminating them automatically as needed with approaching traffic, while the Driver Attention Warning system monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to detect driver fatigue or careless driving.

Veloster radar systems also assist with the available Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) to detect approaching vehicles from the rear that may be obscured from view and alert the driver of their presence during lane changes. The Rear Cross-Traffic Collison Warning (RCCW) detects when another vehicle may have entered the car’s rearward path, such as when backing out of a parking spot, and provides a driver alert. Veloster Turbo also offers available Smart Cruise Control for additional driver convenience.

All Velosters feature a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines fitted to all models for superior parking visibility. Velosters have an exceptional level of standard safety features for the sporty coupe segment highlighted by a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist to counter this force. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

All Velosters feature six airbags—including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags. Velosters also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

Veloster offers a full suite of sophisticated technologies paired with user-friendly functionality to keep passengers informed and entertained. The premium infotainment system offers various advanced connectivity features, including standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Also available are SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio and next-generation Blue Link® LTE-powered connectivity. The standard seven-inch color LCD display includes AM/FM/MP3 touchscreen audio, auxiliary input, and Rear View Monitor. The available floating-design eight-inch touchscreen navigation display includes next-generation Blue Link, traffic flow and incident data via HD radio, and Infinity® premium audio with eight speakers, including a subwoofer and Clari-Fi ™ music-restoration technology. Smartphone integration is also included in the premium system.

A Heads-Up Display system is available, projecting a virtual image onto the transparent panel mounted behind the instrument panel and helping the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road. With a generous projected-image size and outstanding luminance, the Heads-Up Display ensures both excellent day- and night-time visibility. Information projected includes speed, navigation instructions, cruise control, Lane Departure Warning and audio system information. When in Sport mode, the system projects more driver-focused information including RPM, MPH and transmission gear. Deployed vertically by a simple touch of a button beside the steering wheel, the display disappears into the dashboard when not in use.

Customers expect to be connected to their electronics at all times, so Veloster comes standard with a multifunction seven-inch touchscreen display. Veloster audio/navigation systems also offer:

Available Qi wireless-charging capability
Available eight-inch display audio or audio/navigation system
Multi-touch screen with menu swipe function
Available HD Radio® capability
“Eyes Free” Apple Siri® integration for iPhone
Navigation map and music split-screen display function
Navigation map with enhanced junction-view lane guidance

Veloster Turbo features standard Infinity Premium audio with eight speakers, including a subwoofer, passive radiator and external amplifier. A SiriusXM® Satellite Radio interface is integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and data services.

Veloster also offers available smartphone wireless charging. To charge a device, simply place a compatible smartphone on the wireless-charging interface located in the center console storage, recharging without the need for cables. The system indicates when the phone has fully charged, reminds occupants to remove their phone when exiting the vehicle, and detects when a foreign object is in the recharging area that could interfere with charging. The system is fully compliant with WPC’s Qi standard for ease of use.

Veloster offers Blue Link®, including three years of complimentary Blue Link services, with enhanced safety, diagnostic, remote and guidance services. Blue Link brings connectivity directly into the car with technologies like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link features can be accessed via buttons on the rearview mirror, the web portal, the Blue Link smartphone app, the Amazon® Alexa Blue Link skill, and the Blue Link Google Assistant app. Some features can also be controlled via Android Wear™ and Apple Watch™ smartwatch apps. The latest release of the Blue Link smartphone app includes:

Widgets for easy access to remote features
Ability to send Point-of-Interest data to vehicle navigation system (if so equipped)
Access to Blue Link notification settings

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at

Veloster is available in a variety of energetic exterior colors, including: Ultra Black, Chalk White, Sonic Silver, Thunder Gray, Sunset Orange, Racing Red, and Space Gray. Interior environments include cloth, cloth/leather combinations, and all leather.

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