Veloster is Hyundai’s way of making a statement. This 3-door compact hatchback coupe is peculiar, but refreshing vehicle which enters its fourth year with the same design. The 2015 Hyundai Veloster will not receive any significant changes and improvements, most of those new things will be related to standard features list that will be slightly expanded.
Available in Base, RE:Flex, Turbo R-Spec and Turbo trims, Veloster is powered by a 1.6L I-4 engine which delivers 132 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque in its base level, and by a 1.6L turbo I-4 with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque in latter couple of trim levels. Gearbox options are limited do 6 speeds, but come in manual, automatic and dual-clutch versions. Since this is a small and lightweight vehicle it offered decent performances and is quite fun to drive.
2015 Hyundai Veloster Engine
Veloster is sleek-looking vehicle with quite unconventional door-design. From the driver’s side, it has one long coupe-like door and follows 3-door hatchback format, but the opposite side gets couple of smaller doors for a 5-door hatch layout. Huge hexagonal open-mouth grille dominates the front end fascia and flared fenders have an air intake just in front of them. Out back, Veloster has another set of pronounced wheel arches, small rounded lights and a big bumper with dual angular exhaust pipes at its center. It brings quite aggressive looks that is backed up with quite good engine but do not expect to be able to cope with many much more powerful sedans and hatchbacks.
2015 Hyundai Veloster Release Date
Interior is spacious up front, but rear seat suffers from a hatchback frame. Materials used are modern and of solid quality with available leather upholstery in the top grade. Even entry-level models have an option to benefit from leather seats. Contemporary dash is all-black with some metallic accents and comes with available red door armrests. Instrument panel is small and has all the controls tucked in it, plus all models get standard 7-inch LCD touch screen display with a rearview camera. Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary input jacks are also standard across the lineup, and so is Dimension’s 450-Watt premium 8-speaker sound system. Navigation package is optional and available with the highest Turbo grade.
2015 Hyundai Veloster
Beside six standard airbags and already mentioned rearview camera, all 2015 Hyundai Veloster models get electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and a blind-spot mirror. Dual-clutch shifter upgrade brings hill start assist, while backup warning sensors are available in base model and are standard on Turbo grade. Without a doubt this is impressive list of features that will be enough for most drivers that are looking for a new car in this segment.
2015 Hyundai Veloster Price
Base engine is rated at 28/36 mpg with the manual shifter and at 26/35 mpg with the dual-clutch shifter. Turbo engine lowers the ratings to 24/33 mpg with the manual and to 24/31 mpg with the automatic gearbox. Base model costs $17,900, while Turbo R-Spec and Turbo trims cost $21,500 and $22,200 respectively.
Hyundai Veloster Interior
The 2015 Hyundai Veloster is a small hatchback with one of the most awkward door layouts, but it still looks good, even though being asymmetric. It is riddled with available features and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more feature-rich compact car out there.