The Rundown: Hyundai Veloster

Want to know about the 2016 Hyundai Veloster and only have a few minutes? Well, you are in the right place with this quick reference guide.

Priced from just $24,490 for the standard 103kW/167Nm 1.6 litre variant, the more enjoyable Hyundai Veloster turbo with 150kW/265Nm starts from $29,990. Both are available with a six-speed manual transmission, the naturally-aspirated engine getting an optional six-speed auto and the turbo can be bolted to a seven-speed unit.

We asked our road test and review team to provide their best and worst bits of the current-series Hyundai Veloster

Positives:

  • Good fun for the money
  • Turbocharged engine
  • Funky three-door layout
  • Styling
  • Colours
  • Features
  • Reverse camera as standard
  • Five-year warranty
  • Five-star safety
  • Five-star green rating (non-turbo model)
  • Cabin space
  • Clean and easy to use infotainment system

Negatives:

  • Auto transmission dulls performance (turbo version)
  • Firm ride (especially on upper-spec models with lower profile tyres)
  • Cabin looking a bit dated

Standard features (2016 Hyundai Volster):

  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Eight-speaker stereo
  • Reverse camera
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar adjust

Check out our most recent, comprehensive Hyundai Veloster review.

About Simon Lai 1392 Articles
Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks.Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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