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