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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Hyundai introduced the Veloster as an alternative for the hot-hatch market in 2011 and built the vehicle on top of the same platform used for the Accent and the i20.

Carmakers are experimenting with new types of vehicles in their quest to find new market opportunities. Some of them are going hits, such as the SUV-coupe shapes, while some are going bust, such as the coupe-MPVs. Also, sometimes a vehicle's success depends on the timing when it comes to the market. For example, Hyundai looked like it marked a good moment in 2011 to show their Veloster, and it was a unique-looking hatchback.

While most hatchbacks featured three or five doors, including the tailgate, the Veloster offered four. It had two doors on the driver's side and one on the passenger's side. The vehicle's sporty look was amplified by the sloped roofline ending into a raked-forward rear windscreen. Since it had two doors on the curb's side, the rear occupants couldn't exit on the side of the car where the traffic was. That was a relief for parents who had their kids in the back.

Inside, the design team installed a dashboard resembling the i30 but with a V-shaped center stack. The letter came, obviously, from the Veloster. The bucket seats provided high bolstering, thus creating better side support for their occupants. In the back, the sloped roof provided minimal headroom for full-grown adults but was just fine for children. Also, it was better than in a regular coupe or in the Tiburon that the Veloster replaced.

Under the hood, the automaker squeezed a 1.6-liter, turbocharged engine. In addition, the powerplant proved to be very fuel efficient thanks to its direct fuel-injected system.

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HYUNDAI Veloster 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  5 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L 6AT (140 HP)
  • 1.6L 6MT (140 HP)
  • 1.6L Blue 6MT (140 HP)
  • 1.6L Turbo 6AT (204 HP)
  • 1.6L turbo 6MT (204 HP)
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HYUNDAI Veloster 1.6L 6AT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 6AT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1591 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 6300 RPM
140 HP @ 6300 RPM
138 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
123 lb-ft @ 4850 RPM
167 Nm @ 4850 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic (DCT)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
280mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
262mm Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/45R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.1 in (4219 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.5/60 in (1,562/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2855 lbs (1295 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3748 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Highway
44 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
37 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
145 g/km

HYUNDAI Veloster 1.6L 6MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 6MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1591 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 6300 RPM
140 HP @ 6300 RPM
138 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
123 lb-ft @ 4850 RPM
167 Nm @ 4850 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
125 mph (201 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
280mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
262mm Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/45R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.1 in (4219 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.5/60 in (1,562/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2778 lbs (1260 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3748 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Highway
44 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
36 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
148 g/km

HYUNDAI Veloster 1.6L Blue 6MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L Blue 6MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1591 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 6300 RPM
140 HP @ 6300 RPM
138 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
123 lb-ft @ 4850 RPM
167 Nm @ 4850 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
125 mph (201 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
280mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
262mm Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/45R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.1 in (4219 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.5/60 in (1,562/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2778 lbs (1260 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3748 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
33 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Highway
44 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
40 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
137 g/km

HYUNDAI Veloster 1.6L Turbo 6AT (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L Turbo 6AT (204 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1591 cm3
Power
150 KW @ 6000 RPM
204 HP @ 6000 RPM
201 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 RPM
264 Nm @ 1750-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
128 mph (206 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic (DCT)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
11.8 in. Ventilated Discs
Rear
10.3 in. Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P215/40VR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.1 in (4219 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.5/60 in (1,562/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2800 lbs (1270 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3852 lbs (1747 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
34 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
181 g/km

HYUNDAI Veloster 1.6L turbo 6MT (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L turbo 6MT (204 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1591 cm3
Power
150 KW @ 6000 RPM
204 HP @ 6000 RPM
201 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 RPM
264 Nm @ 1750-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
11.8 in. Ventilated Discs
Rear
10.3 in. Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P215/40VR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.1 in (4219 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.5/60 in (1,562/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2800 lbs (1270 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3858 lbs (1750 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
39 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
Combined
30 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
163 g/km
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