2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Hyundai proved that cheaper can be better when it introduced the Veloster Turbo R-Spec at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Korean automaker is calling the Veloster Turbo R-Spec model a “reverse halo” car, hoping to attract a new generation of enthusiasts to the brand. The Veloster Turbo R-Spec gets rid of all the luxury amenities and in exchange, gives it a B&M short shifter, higher spring rates, a stiffer transmission mount and a sportier steering map.

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The Veloster Turbo R-Spec’s performance remains unchanged however, with the 1.6-liter turbo engine providing 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. But the R-Spec does go on a slight diet, weighing in at 2,800 lbs but its price tag of $22,110 (including destination) is what will surely be its selling point.

Learn more about the Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec with our first look video from the LA Auto Show.

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Discuss this story at our Hyundai Veloster forum.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Ruko Ruko on Jan 01, 2014

    This car does not have the double clutch transmission as an option? Why?

    • Ruko Ruko on Jan 01, 2014

      I'm talking about the Veloster.turbo.