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Hyundai Veloster Adds More Standard Equipment For 2020

Entering the second model year in the United States, the second generation of the Veloster gets even better for 2020. First things first, the exterior design now features gloss black instead of flat black in areas such as the fascia accents, side skirts, and front grille.
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The four-door hatchback in Turbo Ultimate flavor is no longer available with a manual transmission, replaced by a seven-speed DCT. Fret not, however, because the Turbo and lesser models are still available with a good ol’ stick shift and three pedals. Going for the manual-equipped Turbo R-Spec also enables the customer to opt for a sportier shifter from B&M Racing.

Speaking of which, the Turbo R-Spec gets blind-spot collision warning as standard. The system is complemented by rear cross traffic warning, and the four-cylinder turbo under the hood is the 1.6-liter Gamma engine with 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet (264 Nm) of torque. Lower down the spectrum, the N/A with 2.0 liters of displacement provides 147 hp and 132 lb-ft.

Cars with the Atkinson-cycle engine can be optioned with a six-speed automatic, the classier type with a torque converter. All Veloster models come with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Lane Keeping Assist for the 2020 model year, and Hyundai further sweetens the deal with LED headlights and running lights, high beam assist, and the Smart Cruise Control system.

Getting the 1.6 Gamma levels up the list of standard equipment with Active Engine Sound, enhancing the intake and exhaust sounds inside the cabin for a sportier feeling. Wireless charging is also standard for turbo-engined models, and the chassis of the Veloster with forced induction also happens to be a bit sportier than those equipped with the Atkinson-cycle engine.

Customers who can’t settle for less than the Veloster N can expect to pay $500 more than before, translating to $28,320 including destination from the get-go. Adding the Performance Package translates to a $2,100 premium and 275 horsepower as opposed to 250.

 
 
 
 
 

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