The Veloster, on the other hand, feels more expensive than it is with a fit and finish, a long list of tech, and materials that makes it more modern than the Subaru. Standard tire fitment for the Veloster N will be 18-inch Michelin Pilot SuperSport rubber, while 19-inch Pirelli P-Zero tires will be an option. Just after made their debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai whipped out something even more interesting. By May 25, 2018 Photos by Alex Beare. We give it an 8 out of 10 for features. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the Turbo and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional.
Higher-spec models can be fitted with blind-spot monitors, automatic high beams, and a driver-attention display that detects when it might be time for a coffee break. It can earn 30 mpg combined when equipped with the automatic, or 28 with the manual 8. Excellent Handling More importantly, the car feels much more confident on the road than it used to. Techy and Affordable The Veloster packs in all kinds of driver assistance features including lane-keep assist, high beam assist, blind spot assist, and rear cross-traffic warning. But buyers should be opting for the 1.
Even Base models benefit from such upscale safety features as forward-collision avoidance with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, and automatic headlights. The 2019 Veloster is available in five trim levels, 2. Most everything has been updated and revised providing an aggressive twist on exterior styling. Those Blue Link services are provided free of charge for three years five years in Canada. A driver's head-up display is available in all Veloster models, as is Qi-based smartphone wireless charging.
Finally, the Turbo Ultimate comes standard with a leather interior with powered passenger seat, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with premium 8-speaker audio, dual automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, Smart Cruise Control, Forward collision Avoidance, and a heads up display. . Turbo R-Spec equipped vehicles are more performance orientated. This also improves fuel economy by removing the weight of a hydraulic pump from the engine. Huge thanks to Hyundai for providing me with the opportunity to review the new Veloster! The paragons in this class are the sleek, peppy , and the hatchback version of the new ; both are greater-sum cars with ordinary specs and an undeniable composure that seems to be innate to their brands. Base and Turbo R-Spec models come with a 6-speed manual, while 6-speed automatic is available on the former and standard on Premium trim models.
The new-generation Veloster has not only resolved all of these issues, but it did so without messing with the original elements that made the car so interesting. Performance ranges from naturally aspirated to fully stoked. It still makes 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, so it sounds like a bit of a carryover engine from the last Veloster Turbo, but it gets the added benefit of an overboost function that hits 202 lb-ft in some situations. Hyundai moved the steering gearbox more to the center line, which improves stability, and the automaker also reduced some weight by switching to more aluminum components on the suspension. Standard, the Veloster N comes with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on 18-inch wheels, with optional 19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zeroes. The weight difference the two feels noticeable, however, which affects how agile the cars feel. Veloster Ns get their own styling bits with red accents and a quartet of paint color options.
Some accessories are not available on some models. Turbo models are capable of 29 mpg combined with the manual and 30 mpg with the 7-speed automatic. I have the automatic, and there are a few things that are a little strange and take some time getting used to from any other automatic I've ever driven. Hyundai has brought forth a new generation for the Veloster coupe with an all-new 2019 model year design for the car alongside a turbocharged option and a new, high-performance model under Hyundai's N lineup. Hyundai also offers wireless phone charging capability, a color head-up display, automatic climate control, power lumbar adjustment, leather seats, rain sensing wipers, push-button start, and even Amazon Alexa and Google Home support via the Hyundai Blue Link services.
But I like both of those things now that I know they're going to occur so I can expect them while driving. Both a six-speed manual and a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission are available. The 2019 Veloster is available in five trims, with two designated for the 2. The exterior of the Veloster is much the same as the outgoing model's was, but there are significant differences in the details. Premium and up models get blind-spot collision warning as well as rear cross-traffic collision warning. And if you're in bumper to bumper traffic, and you just let off the brake, your vehicle will shoot forward for a second before slowing to a such a slow speed it barely feels like you're idle driving, so you have to give it has to creep forward.
All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Fortunately, the Veloster makes up for its small size with some impressive cargo capabilities. The high-performance Hyundai Veloster N model takes things up another notch. Interior space is almost unchanged, but interior quality has vaulted to new heights. I personally lean more towards the Veloster because I think it offers better value for the money.