News media release 7th August 2012
The Hyundai Veloster‘s unique design and exceptional package has become an instant success in Australia and now the naturally aspirated Veloster range is joined by the all-new Veloster SR Turbo delivering enhanced levels of performance and specification.
Designed at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D Centre in Korea, the Veloster range demonstrates the company’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ language, challenging conventional sports car design theories with the introduction of the game-changing 2+1 door concept, which offers a unique forward-hinged third door located on the passenger side for easy rear-seat access and a single door on the driver’s side.
The Veloster SR Turbo adds some spice to the affordable sports car market. Powered by the all-new Gamma 1.6-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine, the Veloster SR Turbo delivers 46% more peak power (150 kW @ 6000 rpm) and 60% more maximum torque (265Nm @ 1750 - 4500 rpm) than the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI engine found in the Veloster and Veloster + models. The Veloster SR Turbo is available with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission, the latter fitted with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
With manufacturer’s list pricing starting at $31,990*, the Veloster SR Turbo balances performance and practicality with affordability.
Key Features of the Veloster SR Turbo:
- All-new Gamma 1.6-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine
- 265 Nm @ 1750 - 4500 rpm, a 60% increase in maximum torque over the existing Veloster and Veloster +
- 150 kW @ 6000 rpm, a 46% increase in peak power over the existing Veloster and Veloster +
- Fuel economy of 6.8 L/100km (man) and 7.6 L/100km (auto)#
- Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions (auto with paddle shifters)
- Australian tuned suspension and steering
- 5-star ANCAP safety rating
- Sports body kit incorporating front grille, side skirts, rear spoiler, and diffuser
- Panoramic glass sunroof with motorised sunblind
- Six airbags
- Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Traction Control System (TCS)
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) incorporating Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
- 7" LCD touch screen with MP3 CD player and AM/FM radio tuner
- Satellite Navigation with SUNA live traffic and three-year NAVTEQ MapCare plan^
- Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
- Rear view camera (integrated into 7" LCD centre mounted screen)
- Rear park assist
- Premium audio system featuring 4 speakers, 2 tweeters, centre speaker, sub-woofer, external amplifier and AUX/USB input with digital iPod connectivity
- Steering wheel audio controls
- Bluetooth (hands-free phone operation & audio streaming)
- 18” alloy wheels with chrome effect inserts and 215/40 R18 tyres
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Driver and front passenger Leather/Leatherette** sports bucket seats
- Driver one-touch auto up/down window incorporating anti-pinching safety feature
- Electric driver’s seat base slide & tilt
- Premium steering wheel and gear knob
- Heated electric folding side mirrors
- Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
- Projector beam headlamps
- Automatic dusk sensing headlamps
- Push button start with proximity smart key
- Automatic climate control air conditioning
- Supervision cluster with dot matrix centre display
2+1 door concept
The Veloster range combines the style of a coupe and the functionality of a hatchback, while also incorporating an additional kerb-side door. Hyundai’s unique design implements a conventionally hinged rear (third) door on the kerb-side of the Veloster, providing safe and ready access to the surprisingly spacious rear seats. The kerb-side rear door handle is hidden to maintain an uncompromised visual flow.
The Veloster SR Turbo takes the unique design concept one step further with sports inspired exterior modifications, providing a more potent visual identity. The front, dominated by a large hexagonal grille is balanced with round front fog lamps and projector beam headlamps with daytime running lights, making an aggressive statement. 18” alloy wheels with chrome inserts, married to low profile tyres, bookend distinctive sculpted side skirts.
The rear of the Veloster SR Turbo is instantly distinguished by a sports inspired rear diffuser in the lower fascia with twin circular chrome exhaust tips housed in a dynamic rear bumper. This free-flowing exhaust design also provides a more sporting engine note, which will delight enthusiasts. The sweeping panorama glass sunroof arches down to meet the glass hatch with rear spoiler feature, with circular rear reflectors finishing this bold new interpretation.
The Veloster SR Turbo’s powerful exterior is echoed in its cabin treatment. The centre console stack, finished with a modern metallic look, becomes the focal point and houses the latest in multimedia technology, providing an exceptional entertainment experience from its multi-functional 7-inch LCD touchscreen.
The new seating trim includes leather/leatherette** front sports bucket seating featuring a distinctive turbo-embroidered embellishment, with power driver’s seat incorporating lumbar support to ensure outstanding levels of comfort.
In addition, driver and passenger comfort is enhanced with height adjustable front active head restraints, height adjustable rear head restraints, and climate control air conditioning. Driver comfort is enhanced with a tilt and reach adjustable steering wheel.
Additional attention to convenience is provided through the inclusion of a driver’s side ‘anti-pinch’ power window and numerous stowage options for front and rear passengers.
The Supervision Instrument Cluster, featuring Hyundai’s signature blue back-lighting, provides greater clarity for the driver while a large centre display provides a plethora of vehicle operation and trip information, including trip computer with instant and average fuel consumption, distance to empty, trip distance, average speed, elapsed time readout and tyre pressure monitoring system.
All driver management systems, including audio, phone, trip computer and cruise control, are operated with steering wheel mounted finger-tip convenience. Paddle-shift transmission controls, for enthusiasts who enjoy sport-style manual gear selection, are standard on the automatic variant.
A striking two-piece panorama glass roof features in the Veloster SR Turbo’s light and airy interior cabin.
Encompassing the latest in multimedia technology, the Veloster SR Turbo delivers a premium in-car entertainment experience from its multi-functional and easy to use 7” LCD touchscreen.
The Veloster SR Turbo introduces Hyundai’s state-of-the-art satellite navigation system. Incorporating SUNA live traffic updates, lane guidance, junction views, speed limits, speed warnings and camera alerts, the system allows the driver to take command of the road and enjoy driving. Also included is a 3 year NAVTEQ MapCare plan, which provides up to two annual complimentary map updates on completion of a scheduled service at a participating Hyundai service centre.
The premium audio system incorporates an in-dash MP3 CD player and AM/FM radio tuner, four speakers, a centre speaker, two tweeters, and a subwoofer all powered by an external amplifier. Additional features such as USB / Auxiliary connectivity with digital iPod® compatibility and Bluetooth® phone and audio streaming are also standard.
The cleverly integrated twin-scroll turbine housing and exhaust manifold, when combined with direct injection, results in near-instantaneous power delivery, minimal turbo lag, and usable low-end torque from the 1.6-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine.
A twin-scroll turbo recovers even more energy from the exhaust than a single-scroll turbocharger, due to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll design separates the cylinders whose exhaust gas pulses interfere with each other, resulting in improved pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine.
The twin-scroll turbocharger design has several other advantages over traditional, single-scroll turbocharging systems, including:
- Improved combustion efficiency
- Low engine-speed efficiency
- Kinetic exhaust gas energy is not wasted or trapped
- Cooler cylinder temperatures
- Lower exhaust temperatures
- Better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger's turbine
The Veloster’s twin-scroll turbo has superior handling of exhaust gas separation at the turbine leading to improved low-end torque and faster transient torque response.
Two key features of Hyundai’s twin-scroll turbocharger setup are:
- The exhaust manifold and the twin-scroll turbine housing are cast in a patent pending one-piece design
- The waste-gate for the turbocharger uses a motor-driven electrical controller instead of being mechanically controlled
The Veloster SR Turbo delivers 46% more peak power (150 kW @ 6000 rpm) and 60% more maximum torque (265Nm @ 1750 - 4500 rpm) than the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI engine found in the Veloster and Veloster + models.
The Veloster SR Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission, with both transmissions being developed in-house by Hyundai.
The six-speed automatic transmission option with steering wheel mounted paddle shifter controls is used in place of the naturally aspirated Veloster’s dual clutch transmission. This is due to the increased torque output from the 1.6-litre T-GDI engine. The Veloster SR Turbo’s automatic transmission has been carefully mapped to ensure rapid acceleration from standstill and fast, smooth changes on the move.
Ride and handling
Extensive tuning and specific calibration of the suspension system was undertaken in Australia over thousands of kilometres and numerous road conditions to ensure maximum stability while maintaining exceptional comfort.
The Veloster SR Turbo is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, and a 24 mm diameter front stabiliser. The rear suspension is a light-weight V-torsion beam, a Hyundai-first with an integrated stabiliser bar to allow bracing of the arms for greater body roll control.
The Veloster SR Turbo is fitted with front and rear Sachs dampers. The front dampers include rebound springs for better front end responsiveness, which allow sharper and more accurate changes of direction. The rear dampers are high performance Mono-tube for enhanced ride comfort.
The Veloster SR Turbo braking performance has been increased, thanks to a 20mm increase in the diameter of the front brake discs (to 300 mm) and a 5mm increase in width. In addition the front callipers have been repositioned to optimise performance.
The Veloster SR Turbo features four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist to provide maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to automatically adjust the braking force between front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.
Motor Driven Power Steering
The speed sensitive Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) is unique to Veloster SR Turbo and a quicker rack (2.78 turns lock to lock) has been selected This adjustment provides sharper response and improved on-centre feel giving drivers precise cornering, feedback and control.
MDPS is used on the Veloster SR Turbo in-lieu of a conventional hydraulic system utilising an electric motor to enable varying degrees of power assist for different situations. MDPS not only minimises weight and fuel consumption, but allows the integration of the Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system. Tuning of the MDPS system was performed in Australia to suit local conditions and driver preferences.
Advanced safety technology
The Veloster SR Turbo achieves the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating to ensure maximum protection for occupants.
Active safety is augmented with the use of Hyundai’s innovative Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which integrates the Motor Driven Power System (MDPS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the Traction Control System (TCS) to provide enhanced directional stability.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) are also standard.
Occupant safety is heightened in the event of a side collision through the application of an asymmetric dual centre rail roof and pillar structure. For increased protection in a frontal collision, both the dash cross member and dash cross side member have been engineered to increase strength.
The Veloster SR Turbo features a full host of advanced passive safety features including six airbags as standard; including driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side (thorax) and full-length curtain airbags, height adjustable front active head restraints, load limiters and height adjustable front seat belts.
For parking with safety and ease, the Veloster SR Turbo is fitted as standard with a reverse camera built into the tailgate handle. Images from the camera are relayed into the 7” centre console LCD screen for the driver’s convenience.
A rear park assist system is standard on the Veloster SR Turbo. It operates when parking or manoeuvring the vehicle in confined spaces. Parking sensors mounted on the rear bumper enhance safety by sounding an audible alarm when an obstacle is detected.
The Veloster SR Turbo is protected by a security system which includes; central locking, engine immobiliser, Hyundai Active Locking Operation (HALO) including speed sensing auto door locking, auto-door unlock and inside door unlock function, impact sensing door unlock system and keyless entry with alarm.
Colour Palette and trim
The Veloster SR Turbo will be available in one trim level and is available in six colours, including an exclusive Marmalade (a chameleon colour that changes depending on the visual angle), Young Gun (matte finish) and pearl-effect Phantom Black, Veloster Red, Battleship and Storm Trooper White. Storm Trooper White (pearl) is a standard colour – a no cost option.
Warranty and roadside assistance
Hyundai’s commitment to quality gives the company the confidence to back the all-new Veloster SR Turbo with Australia’s first 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, which is fully transferrable to subsequent owners, helping protect the Veloster SR Turbo’s resale value. The 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty is possible due to:
- Heavy investment in research and development
- High quality materials, production techniques, latest generation technologies and outstanding workmanship
- A vigorous testing process on new vehicles A network of 160 Hyundai dealers, trained and committed to providing Hyundai iCare expert service and support to owners
Outstanding peace of mind is further assured through the provision of up to 7-years complimentary roadside assist via Hyundai iCare.
Veloster range pricing
Veloster specification enhancements
The naturally aspirated Veloster receives a number of model enhancements including the highly anticipated inclusion of Satellite Navigation as standard on all Veloster + models. Other additions to Veloster + include seat back pocket passenger side and luggage net, while Veloster and Veloster + receive a rear wiper for improved rear visibility.
Note: #Source ADR81/02. Fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.
Note: **Finishes specified as leather may contain elements of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) or man-made materials, or a combination thereof
Note: ^Navteq Mapcare updates are provided with the condition the vehicle is serviced at a participating authorised Hyundai service centre.
Note: *All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Prices include GST, but exclude dealer delivery and statutory charges.
For more information go to: www.hyundai.com.au
New technology glossary
Hyundai continues to develop and apply innovative thinking, strengthening the brand’s reputation as a technology-driven company and demonstrating Hyundai’s brand philosophy of ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities’.
GDI fuel delivery system
A GDI fuel delivery system contributes to improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. This shorter, more direct path of fuel delivery allows for greater control of the fuel mixture at the optimum moment, thus improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high pressure pump that operates at pressures up to 2175 psi. Direct injection also utilises a higher-than-normal 9.5 compression ratio. The piston heads are “dished” to increase combustion efficiency in the cylinder.
SUNA Traffic Channel
A digital traffic information service which broadcasts detailed information regarding traffic flow directly to compatible in-car satellite navigation devices. The programme utilises live coverage of routes to identify, and notify any on-road incidents offering alternative route options to assist avoiding accident, roadwork or traffic congestion on the entered route and helping to keep drivers on track, and on time.
Twin-Scroll Turbocharger (additional information)
A twin-scroll turbo recovers even more energy from the exhaust than a single-scroll turbocharger, thanks to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll design separates the cylinders whose exhaust gas pulses interfere with each other, resulting in improved pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine.
For example, at the start of the intake stroke of cylinder one and when both the intake and exhaust valves of cylinder one are open (valve overlap period), cylinder three already starts its exhaust stroke with the exhaust valve open. If the exhaust passages of cylinder one and three were connected, the exhaust gas pulse from cylinder three would increase the back pressure of cylinder one. This would reduce the induction of the fresh air and increase the amount of hot residual gases inside the cylinder. However, with the twin-scroll turbocharger setup, this interference is minimised.
The result of this superior scavenging effect from a twin-scroll design leads to better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger's turbine. This in turn allows greater valve overlap, resulting in an improved quality and quantity of the air charge entering each cylinder. In fact, with more valve overlap, the scavenging effect of the exhaust flow can literally draw more air in on the intake side. At the same time, drawing out the last of the low-pressure exhaust gases help pack each cylinder with a denser and purer air charge. Maximum boost from the turbocharger is 18 psi.
Thanks to the integrated turbine housing with the exhaust manifold, not only is the weight and cost of the casting dramatically reduced, the durability of the turbine housing is also improved. In addition, heat energy recovery and thus turbo efficiency is significantly improved based on the fact that a traditional two-piece design effectively loses some of the heat energy at the joint/gasket area.
By adapting the motor-driven electrical waste-gate, the boost pressure is precisely controlled. The back pressure is reduced when turbo boost is not necessary by opening the waste-gate, which improves fuel efficiency. During cold starts, the waste-gate remains open, which results in faster catalyst light-off for reduced exhaust emissions.
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system
VSM integrates all the active safety systems in the vehicle, including the MDPS steering. VSM intervenes alongside other active safety features such as ESC, TCS, ABS and EBD to help maintain vehicle control by applying a variable input to steering weight, helping prevent the vehicle losing control in emergency situations, such as when suddenly braking or rapidly accelerating under asymmetric (wet or slippery on one side and dry on the other) road surface conditions.