3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Hyundai Veloster

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The Hyundai Veloster reportedly has styling that was inspired by a high-performance sport bike. The Veloster is a sleek, coupe-like compact with a barely visible third door on its right-hand side. This unique feature allows easier entry and exit by rear-seat passengers without creating the family-sedan look of many four-doors. For a reasonable base price, the Veloster brings a wealth of standard equipment and decent fuel economy numbers.

What's New for 2014

For 2014, a new Turbo R-Spec trim is added. New features for the Veloster Turbo include torque vectoring and Active Sound Design in-cabin sound enhancement. The base Veloster gains a rearview camera, a driver’s blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights. Automatic climate control is now available on the Turbo model and Hyundai Assurance Connected Care telematics services are standard for three years via the Hyundai BlueLink platform.

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Choosing Your Hyundai Veloster

All Veloster models come well-equipped, with a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen, rearview monitor, cabin air filter, six-way driver seat with height adjustment and Internet radio-ready AM/FM/satellite/CD system with 196-watts and six speakers.

Trim levels determine the kind of performance you can expect:

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Base

Base models have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque with a manual transmission, numbers that drop slightly when paired with an automatic transmission. A Veloster with the base engine can get up to 36 mpg on the highway. Hyundai bundles major options into two packages: Style adds a panoramic sunroof, 450-watt, 8-speaker audio system and leatherette surfaces; Tech includes a navigation system, proximity key and push-button start, backup warning sensors, automatic headlights and a 115-volt outlet to power electronics. The Tech package is available only with the Style package.

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Turbo

The turbocharged engine, good for 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, puts the Veloster in the Volkswagen GTI's territory. Well-equipped Veloster Turbo models are offered with just one available option group, the $2,500 Ultimate Package, which adds automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, navigation and other features.

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Turbo R-Spec

The R-Spec brings unique visual elements, a B&M short-throw shifter, red leatherette bolstered cloth seating, and enhanced suspension and steering tuning.


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Choose Your Hyundai Veloster >>

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Opt for the Base model, and you’ll get a comfortable ride, tepid acceleration, great fuel economy and a low price. Spend a bit more for the Turbo, and you will get a car that loves to accelerate, carves turns with ease and still manages to get decent EPA fuel economy ratings.

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