2013 Hyundai Veloster Gets Summer Tires as Option

2013 Hyundai Veloster Gets Summer Tires as Option

Tires can make all the difference when it comes to performance, which is why Hyundai will offer a summer tire option on it’s compact Veloster.

“We could do better in terms of tires [and] we had always planned to have a summer option,” CEO John Krafcik told Autoblog.  The stickied tires will be Michelin Pilot Super Sport 215/40ZR18, and should offer significant performance improvement over the Veloster’s standard sumho Solus KH25 all-seasons.

In brake tests, the new tires stopped the car in 121 feet from 60 mph, and while on a wet pad, stopped the car in 136 feet. This represents an improvement of 14 and 22 feet respectively.

The new slicks will be available on both the turbo and non-turbo version, but must be had with the optional 18-inch wheels. Bumping up to the better tires will cost a $1,200 premium.

GALLERY: Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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[Source: Autoblog]