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Veloster Series II brings new features, upgraded dynamics, even better value for money

New sub-$30K Veloster SR Turbo variant
Hyundai-developed 7-speed double-clutch transmission
Further refinements made to locally tuned ride, handling and steering
New 18-inch alloy wheels in two styles shod with wider 225/40 tyres
SR Turbo brings exclusive new Blue Sprinter matte-blue paint, blue-accented sports seats and trim highlights
New sports type instrument cluster on SR Turbo variants
Flex Steer, ventilated and heated seats on SR Turbo +

22 May 2015 – Australia’s best-selling sports car – Hyundai’s sophisticated and unique three-door Veloster coupe-hatch– has been substantially upgraded. Importantly, Veloster Series II also now offers a 7-speed double-clutch transmission on SR Turbo variants.

 

Veloster Series II brings outstanding new features, new looks, both inside and out, together with new exterior colours, including a striking matte-blue finish. Veloster Series II’s now four-tier range also introduces a new entry level, sub-$30,000 Veloster SR Turbo.

 

Veloster Series II’s performance-oriented ride, handling and steering have been further refined by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s highly respected local chassis development team.

 

The result is a better Veloster that also delivers even greater value.

 

Veloster Series II Model Range:

 

CHASSIS AND STEERING

Veloster Series II introduces wider tyres (now 225/40 R18, up from 215/40 R18), significant spring and stabiliser bar changes, and new Hydraulic Rebound Stops (HRS) in the front dampers.

 

Veloster Series II’s Australian-focused ride, handling and steering was fine-tuned after exhaustive testing by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s vastly experienced and well-respected chassis development team, led by the General Manager Product Engineering, Hee Loong Wong, aka 'Wongy'.

 

The tuning process evaluated over 49 separate suspension combinations of springs, sway bars and bespoke built dampers.

 

The team’s systematic testing procedures – conducted both on-road and via extensive computer modelling – also benefitted from recent experience gained during local chassis development of the VelosterRaptor concept and Elantra Series II.

 

“The bigger tyres on Veloster Series II meant we needed to address the subtle increase in the car’s unsprung weight,” Hee Loong Wong said.

 

“We reduced the front stabiliser bar diameter across the Veloster Series II range to allow for more independent front-wheel movement. In the naturally aspirated Veloster and Veloster +, the bar was reduced from 24mm to 21mm. In Veloster SR Turbo and SR Turbo +, it was reduced from 24mm to 22mm.

 

“We were able to use a smaller-diameter stabiliser bar in the naturally aspirated Veloster and Veloster + because that engine is marginally lighter than the Turbo, with subsequent lower impact loads and reduced roll tendency.”

 

The lighter engine in the naturally aspirated Veloster and Veloster + also enabled the chassis development team to reduce the front spring rate from 2.6 to 2.5. The smaller front stabiliser bars also deliver greater initial roll response for sharper turn-in and increased droop on the unladen inner inside front wheel, for better drive out of corners.

 

In Veloster Series II SR Turbo and SR Turbo + the team compensated for the resulting increase in mid-corner roll caused by its smaller stabiliser bar by increasing the front spring rate from 2.6 to 2.7 and finessing the low-speed damper characteristics. Additionally, this enhanced front agility – with sharper turn-in and more aggressive drive out of corners – gives the car a more ‘playful’ character, allowing the rear to be more actively involved during high-speed cornering.

 

Rear spring rates and torsion beam specification were unchanged, although new dampers were specified to match Veloster Series II’s new front-rear balance.

 

Importantly, Veloster Series II also switches from the previous Veloster’s 16-bit MDPS (Motor Driven Power Steering) system to Hyundai’s latest-tech 32-bit system. Additionally, Veloster Series II SR Turbo + also adopts Hyundai’s driver-adjustable three-mode Flex Steer system.

 

“We’re extremely happy with the results and believe its retuned suspension together with the new MDPS system have transformed Veloster Series II’s ride, handling and responsiveness,” Mr. Wong said. “Veloster Series I was good but we believe Series II is even better.”

 

Suspension tuning facts:

 

  • 49 separate suspension combinations evaluated

  • 29 front dampers built and tested

  • 30 rear dampers built and tested

  • 2 front sway bars tested

  • 2 front spring options tested

  • 2 rear spring options tested

 

EXTERIOR


Subtle but effective changes add even more to the Veloster’s uniquely dynamic appeal.

 

Veloster Series II’s Fluidic Sculpture styling has been enhanced via a distinctive grey grille surround (on both SR Turbo variants) and new-style 18-inch alloy wheels.

 

Adding new sophistication and sportiness to Veloster Series II’s side profile, the new alloys are available in two dynamic styles. Both are shod with sporty 225/40 R18 tyres.

 

INTERIOR


Veloster Series II’s major upgrades further strengthen Veloster’s already-benchmark interior equipment list.

 

Standout new features include:

· Heated and ventilated front seats (SR Turbo +)

· New electroluminescent sports type instrument cluster (SR Turbo variants)

· Coloured seatbelts (SR Turbo and SR Turbo +, from April 2015 production)

· Colour-stitched steering wheels (SR Turbo variants)

· Blue-highlighted, leather-appointed trim (SR Turbo variants with Blue Sprinter matte paint)

 

DRIVETRAIN


Veloster Series II is powered by Hyundai’s direct-injection 1.6-litre Gamma engine, in naturally aspirated or turbocharged form. The Gamma engine boasts Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, electronic throttle control, roller timing chain, variable induction and innovative anti-friction coatings.

 

Power and torque figures for both engine types are unchanged. The naturally-aspirated engine offers 103kW at 6300rpm and 167Nm at 4850rpm. In Veloster Series II, SR Turbo and SR Turbo + power and torque are 150kW at 6000rpm and 265Nm at 1750-4500rpm respectively.

 

Both naturally aspirated and turbocharged Veloster Series II variants are available with a sporty six-speed manual gearbox. Naturally aspirated Veloster and Veloster + variants also come with Hyundai’s six-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

 

New for Veloster Series II and exclusive to the SR Turbo range is the addition of the smooth shifting 7-speed DCT, also with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The all-new 7-speed DCT offers even sportier performance with quick changes and improved fuel economy (now 7.1L/100km, down from 7.6L/100km).

 

 

1.6 GDi

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed DCT

Power (kW)

103 kW @ 6,300 rpm

Torque (Nm)

167 Nm @ 4,850 rpm

l/100km

6.4

Availability

Veloster & Veloster +

1.6 Turbo GDi

Transmission

6-speed manual

7-speed DCT

Power (kW)

150 kW @ 6,000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

265 Nm @ 1,750 - 4,500 rpm

l/100km

6.9

7.1

Availability

Veloster SR Turbo & Veloster SR Turbo +

 

VELOSTER SERIES II - KEY SPECIFICATIONS

VELOSTER


  • 6 airbags (driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side (thorax), full-length curtains)

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) (DCT-equipped cars only)

  • Hyundai Active Locking Operation (HALO)

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

  • Automatic dusk sensing headlamps

  • 7-inch LCD touchscreen with DivX, CD player and MP3 functionality

  • Premium audio system featuring 4 speakers, 2 tweeters, centre speaker, subwoofer and external amplifier

  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility

  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)

  • Rear-view camera (integrated into touchscreen)

  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)

  • 18-alloy wheels (two tone multi-spoke) with 225/40R18 tyres

  • Cloth/Leather-appointed seats

  • Premium steering wheel and gearknob

  • Front sports bucket seats

  • Height-adjustable driver’s front seat

  • Electric lumbar support (driver’s seat)

  • Manual air-conditioning

  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls

  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls

  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm

  • Tilt and telescopic steering column

  • Trip computer

  • Front and rear passenger side power windows

  • One-touch window up/down on driver’s window incorporating anti-pinching safety feature

  • LED high mount stop lamp

  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors


VELOSTER +


(Key specifications above Veloster)

  • Leather-appointed seats

  • 7-inch LCD touchscreen Satellite Navigation with CD player, MP3 functionality & 3 years HERE® MapCare™

  • Panoramic glass sunroof

  • Proximity Smart Key with pushbutton start

  • Climate control air-conditioning with auto defog function

  • Supervision cluster with dot matrix centre display

  • Electric driver’s seat base slide and tilt

  • Electric folding exterior mirrors

  • Heated exterior mirrors

  • Seat back pocket (passenger side)

  • Fold-down sunglasses compartment in roof-mounted console

  • Luggage net

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VELOSTER SR TURBO


  • 6 airbags (driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side (thorax), full-length curtains)

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) (DCT-equipped cars only)

  • Hyundai Active Locking Operation (HALO)

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

  • Projector-Beam headlamps

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

  • LED rear combination lights

  • Automatic dusk-sensing headlamps

  • 7-inch LCD touchscreen with DivX, CD player and MP3 functionality

  • Premium audio system featuring 4 speakers, 2 tweeters, centre speaker, subwoofer and external amplifier

  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility

  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)

  • Rear-view camera (integrated into 7-inch LCD)

  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)

  • Full body kit

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40R18 tyres

  • Leather appointed seats

  • Premium steering wheel and gearknob

  • Front sports bucket seats

  • Proximity Smart Key with pushbutton start

  • Sports type Supervision cluster

  • Height-adjustable driver’s front seat

  • Electric driver’s seat base slide and tilt

  • Electric lumbar support (driver’s seat)

  • Manual air-conditioning

  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls

  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls

  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm

  • Tilt and telescopic steering column

  • Trip computer

  • Front and rear passenger-side power windows

  • One-touch window up/down on driver’s window incorporating anti-pinching safety feature

  • LED high mount stop light

  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors

  • Seat back pocket (passenger side)

  • Luggage net

VELOSTER SR TURBO +

(Key specifications above Veloster SR Turbo)

  • 7-inch LCD touchscreen Satellite Navigation with CD player, MP3 functionality & 3 years HERE® MapCare™

  • Panoramic glass sunroof

  • Climate-control air-conditioning with auto defog function

  • Ventilated front seats

  • Heated front seats

  • Electric folding exterior mirrors

  • Heated exterior mirrors

  • Flex Steer

  • Fold-down sunglasses compartment in roof-mounted console


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