The Hyundai Veloster is getting a series of updates that range across the model line for 2016.
As sporty looking hatchbacks go, the Veloster probably doesn’t need any help standing out, but that doesn’t mean it will go without a traditional mid-cycle update. For the coming model year, Hyundai is adding new 17-inch alloy wheels and a revised front fascia that includes a revised hood.
It can also come with 18-inch optional wheels that are wider than before, now at 225 millimeters. Other enhancements include new black sport seats with yellow inserts that are packaged with specific car colors.
The 2016 model year also brings an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen that folds HD radio into the mix along with Apple Siri integration and the latest version of Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system.
Engine and transmission options for the normal Veloster remain the same in 2016 meaning it will still use a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine to make 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque with the manual transmission or a slightly lower 132 hp and 120 lb-ft with the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Meanwhile, the Turbo model is still being offered with a six-speed manual, but customers can also buy it with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox starting in May when the 2016 model year starts showing up at Hyundai stores.
Other updates to the Turbo model include new model-exclusive 18-inch wheels with a machined finish that measure 225 millimeters wide, making them the same width as the 18-inch wheels on the normal Veloster and also wider than the previous model year.
It also gets sportier front seats with bigger bolsters to hold front seat passengers in place more firmly and new gauges specific to the Turbo model.
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