Hyundai has unveiled an updated version of its Veloster coupe in its home market of Korea. Spotted in prototype form for almost a year, the updated Veloster should make its debut at a major international auto show in the coming months before arriving in showrooms in the second half of the year, as a 2016 model.
The variant we’re most interested in is the Veloster Turbo. Hyundai has confirmed that the vehicle has been fitted with the automaker’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This replaces the six-speed unit offered on the existing Veloster Turbo. The standard transmission remains a six-speed manual.
Unfortunately, no extra power has been added, meaning the car’s turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine will still rate in at 201 horsepower. One odd feature added for the engine is an electronic sound generator that has six levels of customization. There's also a feature to adjust vehicle dynamics, with the driver able to select between Dynamic, Sporty and Extreme modes.
The visual tweaks made to the car are hard to spot. They include some new detailing in the headlights, silver trim on the front grille and new wheel patterns. A few tweaks have been made inside the car; for example, the steering wheel now features perforated leather trim.
Stay tuned for the reveal of the updated Hyundai Veloster in the coming months.