Hyundai Veloster has been a precious gem of the South Korean brand since its first launch in 2011. Targeted for the younger generation drivers, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) has finally launched the Veloster Turbo in the country at the price tag of PhP 1,548,000. Recently the Philippine Government has announced the new norm of Euro-4 emission level, so the Veloster Turbo powered by GDi technology has instantly gained the trust of the locals. For other markets, Hyundai has also introduced the Rally Edition of the Veloster packed with distinctive design and unique performance features.
This high-performance car from Hyundai is powered by GDi engine which was the main reason for the long wait of the car in the country, as we didn't have fuel pumps with Euro-4 emission level till now. The new Veloster is available in 4 variants, but for now the Philippines auto market has been graced with its Turbo variant only. Powered by 1.6-litre turbocharged GDi engine which is capable of delivering 204 PS and mated to the seven-speed DCT, the new Veloster Turbo runs on its front wheels. With its advanced technology, this new Sportback claims to return an impressive fuel economy of 10-11 kmpl in city which might stop some to go an extra mile.
Its unique third-door configuration, bold design features and raking contour lines, fuel a desire in its fans to go for the new Veloster Turbo. The front fascia in the new model is highlighted by a redesigned oversized black hexagonal grille along with its projector headlamps and round fog lamps. Its stealth third-door design and 18-inch alloy wheels offer it a look of a sporty coupe with the easy ingress to its rear-seat area. Available in dimensions of 4249 mm x 1806 mm x 1400 mm (L x W x H) along and a wheelbase of 2649 mm this sporty hatch gets the capability like a roomy sedan.
Its Stealth three-door design with panoramic sunroof and glass rear hatch exudes an impressive ambience, giving the Veloster Turbo a roomy and airy interior with 439-litre cargo space. Its split fold-down rear seatbacks further make more room in the rear area to make an outing more enjoyable. The turbo variant has got a new designed seats with larger bolsters and Turbo badging. Entertainment has also been given an equal attention with the standard multimedia 7-inch LCD touchscreen and a 450-watt audio system with 8 speakers as well as one 8-inch subwoofer.
The new Veloster is loaded with safety both inside and out with its Vehicle Stability Management system which coordinates with Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control System. Its motor-driven power steering is tuned for increased response and front stabilizer bar reduces body roll and improves handling and control on the road.
With its advanced GDi technology in its 1.6-litre turbo engine, Hyundai Veloster Turbo will definitely succeeds in winning the hearts of the locals instantly partially because of new norms of Euro-4 emission levels and partially due to its distinctive design as well as impressive performance.
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