2015 Hyundai Veloster

When this model was launched for the first time in 2012, it was the company’s first compact hatchback with turbocharger. After three years, it is time for refreshments. Although new model is still in testing phase and heavily camouflaged, it is expected that new Veloster will get many improvements, both visual and technical.

2015 Hyundai Veloster

2015 Hyundai Veloster redesign

Although it is heavily camouflaged, it is clear that 2015 Hyundai Veloster will get many visual changes. The main changes are expected on the front end. New model will get new, larger grille, new headlights and new front bumper. On the rear end, 2015 Veloster will also get some changes. It is expected that taillights and rear bumper will be slightly changed in order to follow front end updates. New wheels are also expected and they will be in two color pattern and five spoke format. Interior will get some changes too, but precise details are still not available. Still, some changes like revised Supervision Cluster are for sure.

2015 Hyundai Veloster

2015 Hyundai Veloster engine

Under the hood of  2015 Hyundai Veloster, thing will probably remain pretty much the same. Although there are some rumors that Hyundai is going to upgrade this Turbo, we think that it won’t happen. Hyundai will keep current 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine, which makes 201 horsepower and has an max torque of 195 lb-ft. With this engine 2015 Hyundai Veloster goes from 0 to 60 mph  in just 6.8 seconds, while top speed is over 155 mph. Fuel economy will be slightly improved and it will be 27 mpg in the city and 38 on a highway.

2015 Hyundai Veloster

2015 Hyundai Veloster price and competition

The main competitors will be VW Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. Both these cars are powered with bigger engines (2.0 liter), so it is logical that Veloster has slightly weaker results when it is about power. GTI has 210 hp and 258 lb-ft, while Focus ST has even more, 252 horses and 270 lb-ft. This also means that  2015 Hyundai Veloster has slightly worse acceleration and top speed. On the other side, fuel economy is much better. Veloster is also cheaper – base model cost around 23.000 dollars, while both Golf and Focus start over 24.000 dollars.

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