2013 Hyundai Veloster Palm Springs
Armed with 201 horsepower, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is ready to make driving any distance one of shear power and adrenaline.
Powered by a new 1.6-liter Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo produces that 201 horsepower at 6000 RPM and a highway fuel economy estimated at 35 MPG for a manual transmission. The Veloster Turbo also boasts Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter, and a Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp.
Sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note, sport-tuned steering, unique front fascia, fog lights and ground effects, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents are all standard on the 2013 Veloster Turbo. Also standard are side mirrors with turn signal indicators, unique LED taillights, supervision cluster, leather seating surfaces with driver’s lumbar support, heated front seats, and Turbo exclusive Graphite Black interior with Blue accents and headliner graphics.
Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the GDI system, results in instantaneous power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines.
To handle the power enhancements and keep with Hyundai’s commitment to making fuel efficient vehicles, Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions were developed in house at Hyundai. The manual features a wider gear ratio spread to handle the additional torque output. The high-revving turbo helps during acceleration, especially at highway speeds. The Veloster Turbo is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifter and Shiftronic controls.
Inside, full leather seats with the word “Turbo” stitched into the seatbacks help deliver a unique look and provide exceptional support and comfort. An exclusive Supervision Cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format. This is due to the Supervision Cluster’s two TFT screens located between the tachometer and the speedometer. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version. The center stack and controls also resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate a push-button starter and alloy pedals.
In the digital age, everyone wants to be connected to their electronics at all times, so Velosters come standard with a multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display. At engine start-up, the screen comes to life with a Veloster image and a unique sound. There are three interface layouts the user can choose from.
All Velosters have an exceptional level of standard safety features for the sporty car segment highlighted by a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric 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. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides up to eight Newton meters of 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.
The power and style of the 2013 Veloster and Veloster Turbo is made for anyone who wants to stand out and make sure they’re taken seriously.