The new 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has slightly been redesigned over the existing model. Spy photos show that the front fascia has gained several subtleties including redesigned headlights, grille, and foglights. Rumors also allege that the exterior color palette now has been invigorated to include more, albeit the changes remain largely mysterious. Below is the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo review based on sources in the know and teaser images of the prototype undergoing testing. Rumors of its likely release date and pricing estimates are also covered. Enjoy the informative piece!
According to sources in the know, the new model is set to gain substantial refreshments on multiple of its facets even after getting facelifts last year. For 2017, buyers for the Hyundai’s pocket-size Veloster Turbo should expect a performance-centered seven-speed DCT, a sportier seat design, yellow-accented black seats and seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an enhanced electroluminescent gauge cluster, and a machine-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design.
Also for 2017, buyers should expect the Rally Edition model to return again after its debut last year. While the details are scarce, the Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition returns with its superior dynamic, design, and connectivity enhancements. And just like the Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, it also packs carbon-fiber aero accents, lightweight wheels, unique floor mats and badging, and a more performance oriented suspension.
Features that will remain unchanged include the 18-inch tires, dark-gray grille surround, and the navigation/audio system functions. This compact hatchback could be the way to go for anyone looking for small, fuel efficient car that offers great value. Even despite the legion of similar cars being offered in its class, the Veloster Turbo remains attractive due to the aforementioned features and the reasonable pricing it comes with.
See, not everything about the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is a bed of roses. The actual driving experience may leave you wanting in spite of its wide, low stance, and muscular fender flares that give the impression of wealthy credentials. Not all is however lost, some of the cool aspects include an easier ingress and egress, unique three-door hatchback body style, substantial standard features, and a smorgasbord of optional extras.
Add this to the 30 mpg fuel economy estimate for combined city/highway cruising and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded and desirable car. Those looking for better thrills should opt for the Veloster Rally Edition model. Although its production for 2017 hasn’t been confirmed, it is best suited for buyers looking for better responsive and precise handling capabilities thanks to features such as higher performance tune for the front stabilizer bars, dampers, and springs, and sport-tuned suspension. Also, it comes equipped with a distinctive sports appearance package, and lightweight alloy wheels.
The Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2017 also enjoys the lack of direct competition, as there are no other three-door vehicles to compare with. There’re two- and four-door competitors nevertheless, which include our perennial favorite – the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST. others are Volkswagen Golf 2016, and the 2016 Mazda 3.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Release Date & Price
When it comes to pricing, Hyundai isn’t expected to deviate much from the current estimates of $23,000 for the Veloster Turbo, $21,000 for the Turbo R-Spec, and $24,000 for the Turbo Rally Edition. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. The regular Veloster will go for sale for an MSRP starting from around 20K.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Exterior
As the images indicate, there’re very few details that buyers should expect to change for the new model over the existing one. Slight changes should however be expected on the front fascia. The grille, headlights, and bumper are rumored to be modestly freshened. The side- and rear profile are heavily camouflaged and therefore pretty much every detail is concealed. Some of the exterior features to expect include 17-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED running lights, foglights, a lower body kit, 18-inch Rays wheels (Turbo Rally Edition), and automatic headlights.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Interior
The new model is surprisingly spacious with the backseat having ample legroom. The seats are comfortable thanks to the substantial bolstering and well thought-out contours. The overall cabin layout isn’t expected to change, at least according to or rendering and rumors. More details will be offered on its release date.
Three trims are offered for the new 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: base, Rally Edition, and R-Spec.
A turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine is the only mill offered for the entire model range. Power stands at 201 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque, which enables zooming from 0-60 mph in just 7.5 seconds. Rally Edition specs are unavailable at the moment as we’re still unsure of whether it will debut or not.
In government crash testing, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2016 earned a five out five star rating for overall crash protection. Similar results are imminent for the 2017 model given the excellent driver-assist and safety technologies it is rumored to come with.