Speed and Drift -Chicago Auto Show Unveils 2016 Hyundai Veloster

The 2016 Hyundai Veloster hit the Chicago Auto Show last week sporting some stylish changes to its Velosterfunky, asymmetrical three-door hatchback design.

The 2016 Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo also feature revised styling and a new limited-production Turbo Rally Edition model based on the Turbo R-Spec model.

So what’s different? Here’s a quick list of the fresh, sporty changes:

  • New hood design without the current model’s faux hood vents, and revised front grille with a dark gray front grille surround.
  • Redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels, and the Veloster Turbo gets an exclusive 18-inch wheel with a machined finish and argent spoke bevels. 
  • 10mm-wider tire (now 225/40R18) are fitted to all 18-inch wheels, including the available 18-inch wheel on the base model.
  • Black bolster seats with (yellow inserts and certain exterior colors).
  • Revised infotainment system with a 7.0-inch color touchscreen with navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM with Travel Link, Apple Siri Eyes Free, and next-generation Blue Link system

For those of you with a need for speed and love of all things “drift” the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Turbo Rally are here for YOU. Check out this illuminating video of the 2016 Veloster Turbo. We expect these thrilling new speed demons on the lot soon! Stay tuned to our blogs and we’ll keep you posted on when these drift-machines arrive!



Hyundai Brightens SEMA with 370-HP Veloster Turbo

Fox VelosterAmong the vehicles sported by Hyundai at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week is a beefed up Veloster Turbo painted a striking shade of yellow… or is it green? The Korean auto maker teamed up with Fox Marketing to create a Veloster Turbo with an additional 169 horsepower thanks, in part, to it’s 101-octane racing-fuel powered engine. You can’t miss it, even when it’s sitting still! To read all about the SEMA-worthy Veloster Turbo scroll down for the full press release. To learn about the other vehicles Hyundai’s presenting at the Specialty Equipment Market Association event click here. SEMA runs through this Friday, Nov. 8th.



COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 – Hyundai has joined forces with Fox Marketing Cars to create the most powerful street-focused Veloster Turbo ever. The car will be showcased at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 5-8.

Fox Marketing leveraged the outstanding reliability and performance potential of Hyundai’s 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder direct-injected, turbocharged Gamma powerplant as the core of its SEMA concept. A comprehensive package of advanced engine components, including a new 845 Motorsports turbo upgrade, BorgWarner EFR turbo, front-mounted intercooler, AEM water/methanol injection system, VP Racing 101-octane performance fuel and an ECU tune from SeoulfulRacing, boosts output to an impressive 370 horsepower.

The addition of a UNIQ Performance strut brace, ImportShark chassis bracing and fully-adjustable ARK Performance coil-over suspension ensure the Fox Marketing Veloster Turbo puts all that power to the tarmac and keeps it flat in high-speed cornering, while new Street Pro LE seats and Takata Drift III 4-point harnesses hold the driver firmly in place. Braking performance has been improved with WP Pro EX6 6-piston front calipers with carbon fiber ducting and 13.6-inch wavy-cut rotors for neck-wrenching stopping power.

Exterior modifications give the Veloster Turbo an aggressive demeanor that perfectly complements the engine and chassis upgrades. A hand-mixed paint from BASF color lab dubbed R-M Oynx HD Waterborne SkyAqua Pearl is the most striking exterior component, while the addition of Hyundai Genesis fog lights, an ImportShark front lip spoiler, custom rear fascia mesh and custom front fascia round-out the bold exterior modifications.

“The Veloster Turbo was designed with affordable performance in mind,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Fox Marketing’s unique concept showcases the versatility of our turbocharged 4-cylinder Gamma engine family while expanding the overall performance envelope for the Veloster line.”

1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected Gamma 4-cylinder engine
SeoulfulRacing factory ECU custom tune
845 Motorsports Turbo Upgrade
BorgWarner EFR 6258 turbo
845 Motorsports stainless steel tubular manifold
1.5-in. primaries with ½-in. flanges
Vband 3-in. 304 stainless downpipe
845 Motorsports 3-in. aluminum cold air intake
Front-mounted intercooler
2.25-in. aluminum hot-side charge pipe
2.5-in. aluminum cold-side charge pipe
Custom oil and coolant lines
Nitrous Express N-Tercooler sprayer
AEM X-WiFi (EGT-Air Fuel) iPhone mobile gauge solution
AEM water/methanol injection
AEM Tru-Boost
ARK Performance 2.5-in. cat-back exhaust
VP Racing VP101 performance fuel

ARK Performance 35-way adjustable coil-overs
UNIQ Performance strut tower brace
ImportShark mid-brace, chassis brake, lower tie bar, cross-bracing, sway bars

BASF R-M Oynx HD Waterborne SkyAqua paint
BASF R-M Oynx HD Black D403 paint
Custom Hyundai Genesis Coupe fog light surrounds
Genesis Coupe fog lights
ImportShark front lip spoiler
Custom rear fascia mesh
Takata black tow strap

Takata Street Pro LE reclining racing seats
Takata seat sliders
Takata Drift III 4-point harnesses
Custom steel bases
Custom Takata rear seats

WP Pro EX6 6-piston calipers with carbon-fiber ducting
13.6-in. wavy-cut rotors
Stainless steel braided brake lines

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Source: www.autoblog.com

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Reviews

The Hyundai Veloster is back and better than ever!  The 2013 3-door hatchback is being offered in Turbo with just enough styling tweaks to keep it edgy without going over the edge.  We could tell you how we feel about it but maybe it’s better to let others do the talking.  Here are snippets of a handful of reviews with links to the full articles.  Read, enjoy, formulate your own opinion, and then come drive a 2013 Veloster at Butler Hyundai to see if you’re right!

  •  “The 2013 Veloster Turbo is the hatchback that Americans have been (or should have been) waiting for.”
    ~ AutoBlog
  • “Restraint is a noble thing, and Hyundai sets an excellent example with the 2013 Veloster Turbo. The 201-hp version of this half-coupe/half-sedan/half-hatchback is everything it could be without becoming things it shouldn’t be, including expensive.”
    ~ Car and Driver
  • “Add $4500 to the base Veloster and you get the turbo. Not a tough decision to make when buying this hot hatch.”
    ~ Road and Track
  •  The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo can be considered one of the hottest new hatchbacks on the market. Not only does the Veloster Turbo have over 200 horsepower, but this car can get up to 38 MPG on the highway. The 2013 Veloster Turbo looks great and comes packed with tons of standard features.”
    ~ Autobytel