Hyundai Veloster

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Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster -- 01-20-2012 2.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company
Production 2011-present (3-door)
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 3-door kammback coupe
Layout FF layout
Platform FS platform code
Related Kia Forte Koup
Kia Pro cee'd
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L Gamma G4FC I4
1.6 L Gamma G4FD GDI I4
1.6 L Gamma G4FJ turbo GDI I4
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed dual clutch transmission
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 104.3 in (2,649 mm)
Length 166.1 in (4,219 mm)
Width 70.5 in (1,791 mm)
71.1 in (1,806 mm) (Turbo)
Height 55.1 in (1,400 mm)
Curb weight 2,584 lb (1,172 kg) - 2,741 lb (1,243 kg) (Manual)
2,657 lb (1,205 kg) - 2,813 lb (1,276 kg) (Auto)
2,800 lb (1,270 kg) - 2,917 lb (1,323 kg) (Turbo Manual)
2,888 lb (1,310 kg) - 3,005 lb (1,363 kg) (Turbo Auto)
Chronology
Predecessor Hyundai Tiburon

The Hyundai Veloster is a Compact kammback first produced in 2011 by Hyundai, with sales beginning in South Korea on March 10, 2011 and in North America since the fall of 2011. In South Korea, it is marketed under Hyundai's Premium Youth Lab sub-brand, which is targeted for the young generation of drivers. It was unveiled on January 10, 2011, at the Detroit auto show, and fills the void left when Hyundai discontinued the Hyundai Tiburon after the 2008 model year.

The car differs from many competitors with its asymmetrical door configuration, featuring one large door on the driver side and two smaller doors on the passenger side. In North America, the Veloster is equipped with BlueLink, a new telemetics system which will eventually be standard on all Hyundai models. The system is comparable to OnStar in GM vehicles, and provides customers with automatic crash notification, vehicle diagnostics, and remote control of vehicle features, among others.

The Veloster is a 3-door hatchback.

Development and early concepts[edit]

HND-3 concept (2007)[edit]

Hyundai HND-3 concept

The Hyundai HND-3 concept was the third sport compact concept car styled at Hyundai's Design and Technical Center at Namyang[disambiguation needed]. It included 2.0-liter DOHC Theta inline four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission. The concept car became a Veloster Coupe in 2011.

The car concept was unveiled at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show,[1] with the final production version released on January 11 at the Detroit Auto Show. The Veloster is developed under the codename FS, and is built on a modified version of the Cee’d’s front-wheel drive platform.[2]

First generation (2011-)[edit]

2011 Hyundai Veloster Coupe

In most of the world the Veloster Coupe production model uses a direct-injected 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine with 138 hp (103 kW), and 123 lb·ft (167 N·m) of torque at 4,850 rpm. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard while a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters is available as an option. The DCT transmission was developed by Hyundai and is the first dual-clutch transmission from the company.[3] Official EPA fuel economy numbers are 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp) city, 37 mpg-US (6.4 L/100 km; 44 mpg-imp) highway and 31 mpg-US (7.6 L/100 km; 37 mpg-imp) combined for the manual while the dual clutch does 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) city, 37 mpg-US (6.4 L/100 km; 44 mpg-imp) highway and 31 mpg-US (7.6 L/100 km; 37 mpg-imp) combined.[4] For some markets like the Middle East, Chile and Brazil, the car is offered without GDI, making 128 hp.[5]

Pricing starts at US$17,800 in the US, and CAD$19,849 in Canada. There is also a $760 destination fee. In the United States 2 option packages are available, a style package and a tech package. Each package is $2000. Purchase of the tech package requires purchase of the style package as well. Options are not available outside the package, thus resulting in three trim levels: base, style, and style/tech. Each trim level is available with the DCT ($1250 option) or manual transmission.[6]

Michelin Pilot Super Sport 215/40ZR18 tires option was added to US vehicle models with 18-inch wheels since 2012.[7]

In the UK, the car starts at GBP£18,005 OTR ("on the road", which includes delivery and 1st year VED). European models do not have the option of tech or style packs and are instead split between two trim levels: Veloster Coupe and Veloster Coupe Sport. The sport model adds a panoramic sunroof, 18 inch wheels and full leather interior to the base model car. Cars for the European market come as standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and have the option of a DCT automatic gearbox. The range in Europe also includes a "BlueDrive" option, which adds low rolling resistance tyres and stop-start technology to the engine in order to reduce emissions, but only on the entry level car.

2011 SEMA concepts (2011)[edit]

ARK Performance Veloster featured a twin scroll turbocharged engine rated 210 hp, green paint scheme.

PM Lifestyle Veloster was developed by Universal Technical Institute. It includes Konig wheels, carbon fiber hood, a custom interior, increased engine power to 163-horsepower.

Hyundai Re:Mix Music Veloster is an audio-themed car with a full DJ deck setup installed in the trunk.

Re:Mix Gaming Veloster featured a video game theme, with an Xbox in place of the DJ booth.

RMR Global Rallycross Veloster is a race car built by Rhys Millen Racing for 2WD Rallycross race.[8]

Veloster Turbo Coupe (2012-)[edit]

2013 Hyundai Veloster Coupe Turbo (US)

The Veloster Turbo is a kammback coupe sport compact car high performance sports car and it is a turbocharged sports car. The model uses a 1.6L T-GDi Gamma engine that has different outputs depending on the market. In North America, the engine outputs 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp) at 6,000 rpm, and 27 kg·m (265 N·m; 195 lbf·ft) between 1,750-4,500 rpm. In other markets, such as Europe, it receives a lower-power engine outputting 186 PS (137 kW; 183 hp) at 5,500rpm with the same 256Nm of torque, but altered to come earlier in the rev range at 1500 rpm. A possible reason for the European market receiving the lower-powered engine may be because the Kia Pro_Cee'd GT already makes use of the 150 kW engine. The car has three doors in North America and in Europe, making the Veloster Turbo's shooting brake body style both in North America and in Europe a relative novelty.

The Turbo further receives new body panels which add LED lights, very large twin exhausts, side skirts, a much larger front grille, turbo badging and extra equipment as standard, including push button start (satnav and back-up camera available on top trim level). The matte grey paint option is also available on the Turbo.

The Veloster Coupe Turbo was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. The model shown was a concept vehicle with a special graphics package featuring a gray and yellow stripe running the length of the car, yellow trim on the front spoiler, side skirts and rear fascia, as well as a checkered flag theme on the side and roof spoiler and was also unveiled at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.[9]

The North American model went on sale in summer 2012 as a 2013 model year vehicle,[10] with the choice of either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic.[11] The European version is only available with manual transmission.

2012 SEMA concepts (2012)[edit]

Velocity concept is a concept vehicle based on Veloster 1.6 GDi with customized engine modifications by Cosworth (including performance pistons, rods, turbocharger, intercooler, intake manifold, intake-charging design, fuel system and engine management), Custom Exhaust system by CPR Fabrication, Sparco A1 WTX 5H Helmets, gloves, shoes, and seat belts; Race-Keeper Video GPS data acquisition system, Katzkin custom suede leather interior (Raven and scarlet themed suede with red stitching), CPR Integrated Roll Bar, Velocity HATCI Design Body Kit (front and rear braking airflow ducts, lift-reducing rear diffuser, integrated front splitter, aero side skirt lip, oversized rear wing spoiler), #1 racing number design motif, HRE P40 model 19 x 9.0" lightweight satin-charcoal wheels, Brembo brakes (350x28mm two-piece rotors and 4-piston calipers), Bilstein monotube dampers and spring kit, Kumho Ecsta SPT 275/35R19 High Performance Summer Tires.[12]

ARK Performance Veloster Alpine Edition is a version of Hyundai Veloster Turbo built by ARK Performance Inc., with custom Pearl White Paint by Beyond Coachworks, custom Soft-Touch Interior Materials by HEXIS, 2013 ARK/Adro Body Kit (Bumpers, Side Skirts, Rear Wing & Fenders), ARK CF Rally Wing, 180 Customs Headlights & Taillights, Seibon Carbon Hood & Deck Lid, NRG Front & Rear Tow Hook, Beyond Coachworks Paint & Bodywork, Yakima Roof Rack QLock with Fatcat 6, PM Coachworks 'Alpine Edition' Interior, JPM Coachworks Alpine Edition (Seats, Instrument Panel, Shift Boot/Knob, Armrest, Headliner, Visors & Steering Wheel), NRG Short Hub, NRG Quick Release, AIR Motion Compression Box, Nitto INVO 255/35/18 Tires (Front & Rear), Kics Spacers, Rays Gramlight 57Xtreme Wheels (Silver), Muteki Lug Nuts, increased engine power to 232 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. torque, ARK Performance Veloster Turbo DTS Exhaust System, ARK Test Pipe & Turbo Up-Pipes, K&N Intake System, Custom Tuning by BTRcc, Nitrous Express Proton Kit, ARK Oil Cooler, BTRcc Custom Engine Bay Parts, Koyo Radiator, NRG Oil Catch Tank, NRG Fuel Pressure Tank, NRG Washer Mods, GP Customs Engine Bay, ARK Big Brake Kit, ARK Performance DTP Coilover System, Air Motion Cup Suspension Kit, ARK Performance Upper Strut Bar, GP Knuckles & Arms.[13][14][15]

JP Edition Veloster is a concept vehicle based on Hyundai Veloster produced in association with John Pangilinan, with Mint Green body colour, ARK performance exhaust, Lucas Oil, TS Designs Metal Fender Flares designed by Jon Sibal, BASF Mint Green Paint painted by Auto Explosion, Brembo big brake kit, KW Coilovers with ARK Performance lowering springs, Whiteline sway bars, anti-lift caster kit and end links; Ray's Gram Lights Xtreme57 Wheels (19 x 9.5 inches) Toyo Tires Proxes T1 Sport (265/30 R19), Recaro Cross Sportster CS Seats, Takata Harnesses, Re-upholstery by Infinite Auto Design, Alpine Electronics System built by BP Auto Sound (MRX-F35 350 watt 4 channel amplifier, 2 MRX-M55 550 watt mono amplifiers, 2 SWS-12D4 12-inch subwoofers, SPR-60C 6.5-inch component speakers, SPR-60 6.5-inch coaxial speakers, Kinetik Battery and Power Supply, V-LEDs Lighting.[16]

The vehicles were unveiled in 2012 SEMA show.[17]

Veloster C3 Roll Top concept (2012)[edit]

It is a version of Veloster 1.6 GDi, inspired by the proverb 'A rolling stone gathers no moss'. Designed by Hyundai Design North America, it included a canvas roof that opens to the rear or windshield of the vehicle, a fixed-gear bike, a flat black spoiler, glass close out and convertible top rails, black rear reflector bezels, license plate pocket and badge; upfront flat red mirror housings, black front wheels, fog lamp bezels, front grille and badging; flat teal rear wheels, red reflectors and smoked taillights, Large free flowing circular exhaust pipes, big, bold hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts, diffuser vents in the lower rear fascia, 18-inch wheels with chrome inserts, 8 individual headlight LED accents.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 LA Auto Show.[18][19]

Veloster RE:MIX (2012-)[edit]

It is a version of Hyundai Veloster inspired by Hyundai's RE:MIX Lab program, with a unique body kit, gunmetal-finish alloy wheels, a premium audio system.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 SEMA show.

US models arrived at dealerships in December 2012.[20]

Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine (2013)[edit]

It is a version of 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo built by Galpin Auto Sports, with a baseball bat with spikes mounted to the trunk, knife blades that pop out of the rear bumper, a double-barrel shotgun with mount, a front bumper "horde plow", a roof-mounted PA system with a "doom whistle", a slit-panel armor-plated front windshield, Vitamin C textured paint, hand-fabricated armor, storage solutions for ammo, weapons and a first-aid kit; cupholders replaced by machete holders mounted on either side of the seats.

The vehicle was unveiled at The Future US Booth at 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.[21][22][23]

Veloster RE:FLEX Edition (2014-)[edit]

It is a limited (3000 units) version of 2014 Hyundai Veloster 1.6 Gamma GDi with six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission, black or red full leather seating, projector headlights with LED headlight accents, LED taillights, LED illuminated door sills, 18-inch alloy wheels with a PVD chrome finish, chrome hood accents, chrome door handles and RE:FLEX badging on the exterior and floor mats.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

US model went on sale for $21,650, excluding $810 freight, and includes all of the Veloster DCT Style Package equipment excluding the panoramic roof.[24]

Engines[edit]

Gasoline engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
Veloster Gamma 1.6 MPi 2011- 1,591 cc (97.1 cu in) I4 (1.6 Gamma MPi) 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) @6,300, 16.0 kg·m (157 N·m; 116 lbf·ft) @4,850
Veloster Gamma 1.6 GDi 2011- 1,591 cc (97.1 cu in) I4 (1.6 Gamma GDi)/G4FD 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @6,300, 17.0 kg·m (167 N·m; 123 lbf·ft) @4,850
Veloster Turbo 1.6 TCi GDi (186PS) 2012- 1,591 cc (97.1 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo (1.6 Gamma T-GDi)/G4FJ 186 PS (137 kW; 183 hp) @5,500, 27.0 kg·m (265 N·m; 195 lbf·ft) @1,500-4,500
Veloster Turbo 1.6 TCi GDi (204PS) 2012- 1,591 cc (97.1 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo (1.6 Gamma T-GDi)/G4FJ 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) @6,000, 27.0 kg·m (265 N·m; 195 lbf·ft) @1,750-4,500

Australian models include Veloster Gamma 1.6 GDi,[25] Veloster Turbo 1.6 TCi GDi (204PS).[26]

The USA models include Veloster Gamma 1.6 GDi, Veloster Turbo 1.6 TCi GDi (204PS).

Transmissions[edit]

Gasoline Engines
Model Years Types
Veloster Gamma 1.6 MPi 2011- 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Veloster Gamma 1.6 GDi 2011- 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed EcoShift dual clutch
Veloster Turbo 1.6 TCi GDi (186PS) 2012- 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic with Shiftronic
Veloster Turbo 1.6 TCi GDi (204PS) 2012- 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic with Shiftronic

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 3-door hatchback variant on a 2011 registration:

Test[27] Score Points
Overall: 5/5 stars 101
Adult occupant: 96% 35
Child occupant: 89% 43
Pedestrian: 49% 18
Safety assist: 71% 5

Production[edit]

Hyundai recalled certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from November 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012 and equipped with panoramic sunroofs, for possible weakened sunroof during installation at the factory. The safety recall began in January 22, 2013.[28] In addition, model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2011, through February 27, 2012 and equipped with manual transmissions were recalled for binding of parking brake components caused by moisture and road grime.[29][30]

Hyundai recalled certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 4, 2011, through October 31, 2011 equipped with panoramic sunroofs, for possible weakened sunroof during installation at the factory. The safety recall began in March 2013.[31]

Motorsports[edit]

Rhys Millen drove a version of Veloster race car with a 2-litre engine rated 500 hp with all wheel drive in the Summer X Games during 2011 US Rallycross Championship Series.[32][33] The partnership between Rhys Millen Racing and Hyundai Motor America continued for 2012 Global RallyCross Championship season.[34] After Hyundai had announced it would no longer participate in North American motorsports, the 2011 Hyundai Veloster Global RallyCross race cars went on sale starting January 1, 2013.[35][36]

Marketing[edit]

Hyundai partnered with the Rhys Millen Red Bull Rallycross team in the 2011 U.S.A Rallycross Championship. During the six planned races in 2011, the on-site activity focused on the performance-tuned production vehicles, Genesis Coupe and Veloster, and local brand managers gave attendees tours of the cars and collected attendee data via surveys on buyer interest and brand consideration. Large screens played race footage and rallycross highlights. In the pit area, which was open to all ticket holders, consumers could sit in the vehicles, pick up free merchandise and meet the drivers. The attendee area of the pit was housed in a 53-foot Featherlite spread-axle trailer that the race team operated on one side, while an on-site Hyundai activity area functioned on the other.[37]

A TV commercial titled 'Cheetah', featuring a caged cheetah set to race a new 201 horsepower Veloster Turbo on a long stretch of open road, was premiered during the first quarter of 2012 Super Bowl.[38]

In January 2012, Turn 10 Studios announced on the official Forza Motorsport 4 website that the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo as well as Rhys Millen's Veloster Rally Car are available as a free downloadable content for the game.[39]

In Brazil the car has been the subject of controversy as Hyundai advertised the GDi injection but only brought the MPI DUAL injection to market. Consumers who pre-ordered the car were forced to accept the non-GDi vehicle without any compensation or cancel the transaction forfeiting the 10% reservation deposit. Despite the fact that the engine is the same 128 hp (95 kW) as the Veloster sold in Chile, the vehicle's license specifies the car as having 138 hp (103 kW; 140 PS). Other advertised options were also not included in the vehicles sold in Brazil. This has led the Brazilian Public Ministry to start investigating Hyundai for fraudulent behavior.[40][41]

As part of Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine premiere, Hyundai also developed a unique configurator app, the WalkingDeadChopShop.com, that allows fans to design a custom zombie survival machine, using the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Santa Fe or Elantra. The submitted designs would be entered into a contest and the winning design would be constructed and unveiled in October at New York Comic Con.[42]

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  14. ^ ARK Performance’s Veloster Alpine concept
  15. ^ Hyundai shows SEMA-bound Veloster by Ark Performance
  16. ^ JP EDITION VELOSTER CONCEPT DEBUTS AT 2012 SEMA SHOW - Unique BASF Mint Green Exterior Finish Unmistakably Sets This Veloster Apart
  17. ^ Hyundai Veloster Re:Mix is production-ready fun from SEMA
  18. ^ Hyundai drops the top on Veloster C3 Roll Top concept for LA
  19. ^ Hyundai Unveils Six/Seven-Passenger Santa Fe, Veloster Convertible Concept at the 2012 LA Auto Show
  20. ^ Hyundai Veloster Re:Mix is production-ready fun from SEMA
  21. ^ Hyundai shows Walking Dead Veloster Zombie Survival Machine at Comic-Con
  22. ^ 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine Details Include Samurai Sword, Flamethrower
  23. ^ The Walking Dead Velostar Zombie Survival Machine
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  28. ^ RECALL Subject : Sunroof may Shatter due to Installation Error, 1 INVESTIGATION(S)
  29. ^ RECALL Subject : Parking Brake Components may Bind
  30. ^ Hyundai recalling 2012 Veloster over shattering sunroofs, parking brake
  31. ^ Hyundai recalls 6,071 more Velosters over shattering sunroofs
  32. ^ Rhys Millen's new 500-hp Hyundai Veloster rallycross machine drifts into Chicago
  33. ^ New Hyundai Veloster is Ready to Rallycross - 2011 Chicago Auto Show
  34. ^ Hyundai Veloster And Rhys Millen Racing Renew Partnership To Compete In 2012 Global RallyCross Series - Continuing Partnership with Rhys Millen Racing Focuses on Fun-to-Drive Performance and Durability of Hyundai's Innovative Three-door Sporty Coupe
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  42. ^ Hyundai shows Walking Dead Veloster Zombie Survival Machine at Comic-Con

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