2017 Hyundai Veloster: Fun and Value in One Package
The Veloster has been confused about where it belongs in the automotive market, but we still love it. This car offers only three entry doors for passengers, which is a bit odd, but it also gives you a sporty look and a feel that you can’t deny. The rear hatch opens up to a cavernous cargo area and with the addition of the turbocharged model a couple years ago this car does have respectable power. Is it a hot hatch, is a practical choice, is it even a good car to buy; no matter what this car is or isn’t, it’s definitely fun to drive.
This is a car that you want to drive on the road and have a little fun. While the power numbers aren’t going to blow you away, the handling and quickness this little car shows make it easy to have the aggressive look and feel you want to enjoy. Not only is this car a joy to drive, it’s easy to fit in your lifestyle, as long as you aren’t trying to tote the whole family. You’ll love the roomy cargo space in the back and the sporty look up front that makes this a car that’s the exact opposite of the mullet hairstyle.
There are two versions of the Veloster both of which use the same engine under the hood. In the base model, you have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce 132 horsepower and 120 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, this same engine can be turbocharged to produce 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. In either case, these engines are attached to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission to give you the ride quality you want and excellent fuel mileage at the same time.
For this new model year, Hyundai has added a Value Edition to the lineup for Veloster. This new version of this car gives you a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, the automatic transmission, automatic climate controls, 18-inch alloy wheels and a premium audio system. All this is included for only about $3,000 more than the standard model, which makes it a great value for you. This is a car that you’ll love to drive when you need something that’s just right for you but you don’t want to spend too much to have a car that can perform.
Hyundai loves to do it and we love that they do. They add a ton of standard equipment to all of their products and that includes the Veloster. This car gives you a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rearview camera, keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and USB and auxiliary inputs. Move up to the turbo model and you’ll add torque-vectoring control, a sport-tuned suspension, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery and a new look up front. Regardless of the model chosen, you have the benefit of the 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and five years of roadside assistance.
The options give you the new Value Edition to give you more of what you want. You can also add the Dimension audio system the Blue Link Connected Car System and more. At the top of the line, the Veloster Turbo can offer you leather upholstery, heated front seats, piano black interior features, a Tech package that included a panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, a navigation system and automatic climate controls. With these different ways you can make the Veloster have what you need, this is a little car you’ll love to drive.
Do you want a car that looks cool, offers you an energetic ride but is still practical and functional for you? The Hyundai Veloster can make that a reality. This is a car that gives you everything you need including the benefit of a sporty engine, plenty of cargo space and configurations, easier access to the back seat and the ride that makes you love to drive this car. If you’re ready to drive the Veloster, head to your nearby Hyundai dealer today and let them show you exactly what this car can be for you.