2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review

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2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Overview

Just like its naturally aspirated brother, the 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is entrusted with a few option package additions this year. Larger, 18-inch wheels for obvious panache are now available when you opt for the Style Package. Automatic climate control, which adds convenience to comfort, is now standard with the Tech Package upgrade, yet this year there are no changes for the Turbo R-Spec.

The Veloster Turbo is the same lovable 3-door, 4-seat hatchback, engineered with the same 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine as the standard Veloster's. But as you step on the gas of this front-wheel-drive hatch, you can hear a twin-scroll turbocharger sing with power. Hyundai’s clever Active Sound design makes sure of this by delivering enhanced, audible intake and exhaust tones within the cabin to give you that extra thrill as you shift through the gears of the standard 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. In a snappy 6.8 seconds, you can zoom from a dead stop to 60 mph.

Also available is a redesigned 6-speed automatic transmission that takes full advantage of the Turbo's 201 hp and 195 lb-ft/torque, giving this little machine a respectable top speed of 139 mph in both transmission configurations. Fuel economy is still sensible at 24 mpg city/33 highway with a manual transmission and 24/31 with the automatic, which still keeps this boosted beauty a class act.

For the ultimate driving enthusiast on a budget, Hyundai offers the aggressive, slimmed-down Turbo R-Spec. Born in 2014, this track-inspired creation comes with all the titillation at a reduced curb weight of 2,800 pounds, compared to 2,917 pounds for the standard Turbo. Gone are a few of the amenities, such as heated seats and the auto-window-up mechanicals, and added are such race-inspired augmentations as tighter, more responsive steering, thanks to a finely tuned suspension. The R-Spec uses the same powerplant and manual transmission as the original Turbo, but does not offer an automatic transmission option, yet can still run a quarter-mile in 15 seconds.

To satisfy the urge of their customers for more pep in their step, Hyundai first introduced the Turbo Veloster in 2013. The same FS platform used for the standard model provides its foundation, so you still get the roomy 44 inches of front leg room and the abundant 34.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear, with the seats up.

The slightly tight back seat remains for your road companions, but tall drivers may find themselves wishing for more leg room. The handling and ride quality are notably stiffer in the Turbo and R-Spec, brought on by their performance focus, but the improved suspension does give a much more impressionable cornering experience, though there is still some understeer.

An abundance of the hard plastics of the interior have been replaced with more soft-touch surfaces in recent years, giving the cabin a modern, sophisticated feel. The well-thought placement of the gauges and instrumentation are all more visually appealing lately, too.

An individual looking for something outside the status quo will find the 2015 Veloster Turbo and Veloster R-Spec bring a real sense of individualism to the front lines. You will get an all-inclusive, spirited car that is hungry to eat up the asphalt without shelling out the cost for similar automobiles like the Subaru WRX or VW GTI. Hyundai is synonymous with providing more bang for your buck and superb dependability, but with the Turbo and R-Spec, you’ll also get the spooled-up stimulation that comes along with 18 PSI of boost.

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