Changes made to the 2013 Hyundai Veloster will improve fuel economy on the dual-clutch automatic transmission, resulting in all models getting the impressive 40 mpg rating.
When introduced for 2012, Veloster 6-speed manual transmission models were capable of 40 mpg highway, though versions equipped with the 6-speed dual-clutch automaker were slightly less impressive at 38 mpg. Adjustments made since the car’s launch have allowed for a 2 mpg improvement.
Those adjustments are a detuning of the engine with DCT-equipped models now 6 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque reduced compared to the 2012 model year car.
Making the Veloster 40 mpg regardless of the transmission choice, means it joins the Accent and Elantra with a 40 mpg highway rating regardless of the trim or transmission choice.