2011 NAIAS: Hyundai Veloster [Live Photos]
We’ll start by taking a trip under the vehicle’s bonnet. Here we can find a new Gamma 1.6 liter four-cylinder unit that uses direct injection, (no, it doesn’t come with forced induction) to produce 138 hp at 6,300 rpm and a peak torque of 123 lb-ft at 4,850, while promising to return a highway fuel economy of 40 mpg. The powerplant works with a six-speed manual, but the carmaker also offers a fresh six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Hyundai brags that the Veloster will offer an involving driving experience, with the enginners working hard to achieve this. So, what will the vehicle rely on to deliver fun to the one behond the wheel? a lightweight V-torsion beam setup for the rear suspension, a 23-milimeter stabilizer bar, a performance-orientated electric-power steering, as well as 17-inch rims with 215/45 tires. Customers can also opt for 18-inch wheels that use 215/40 go-fast rubber.
Hyundai has also gifted the Veloster with a high IQ, with the vehicle offering the same level of connectivty as a smartphone and multiple goodies for pure user enjoynment. The list of tech features includes a seven-inch touch-screen display, Pandora Internet radio, video playback, Gracenote music display and Bluetooth. Oh, and let’s not forget that the vehicle also comes with video game console connectivity.
The South Korean automotive producer hasn’t announced the pricing for the Veloster yet, but unoficial reports indicate that the vehicle will start at under $20,000.
You can check the press releases below (PDF file) for the full details.
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