The key add-ons over a base Veloster ($18,100) are plentiful. Starting with 18-inch alloy wheels fitted with 225/40 R18 tires, the list is continued by a panoramic sunroof, proximity key, push-button start, automatic climate control, and a 7-inch navigation system. Blue Link Connected Car with Remote Start, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and an 8-speaker Premium Dimension boombox round off the Veloster Value Edition nicely.
If it’s thrust you’re more interested in, I’m afraid this variant of the Veloster is set into motion by a freely aspirated engine. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit delivers a peppy 132 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and just 120 pound-feet at 4,850 rpm. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission comes as standard.
Those who need more power in their Veloster should look past the Value and go for the R-Spec or Turbo. Adding the twin-scroll turbo hikes output to 201 hp at 6,000 rpm and torque to 195 lb-ft at just 1,750 rpm. On the safety front, all Veloster models are backed up by an NHTSA five-star rating and a body shell made of 65% high-strength steel. Six airbags are on the menu as well, as are Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control.
Be it the base Veloster or the range-topping Turbo, the three-door-and-a-hatch model is covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. For the car’s powertrain, Hyundai offers 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Five years of free roadside assistance are also included.