Hyundai is showing its love for Australia with a special edition of the Veloster limited to only 200 units.

The oddball coupe is being revitalized in the Land Down Under where Hyundai is launching a Street Turbo special edition that comes with an exclusive Dazzling Blue Mica paint. There’s more to the limited-run Veloster than its unique shade, as it adds $3,000 worth of extra kit compared to the Veloster Series II SR Turbo + upon which it’s based.

For example, it gets HID xenon headlights and 18-inch RAYS wheels with a semi-gloss black finish and shod in 225/40 R18 tires. To spice things up, phantom black accents have been applied onto the front grille, mirror caps, side skirts, roof-mounted rear spoiler, and the diffuser insert.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

It’s the same story on the inside where the cabin has received several tweaks to make the Veloster worthy of its special edition status. There are leather-wrapped front bucket seats which are both heated and ventilated for extra comfort. To match the exterior’s finish, the front seatbelts, front door grip handles and center console side garnishes have a blue finish, just like the upholstery stitching.

In terms of equipment, the car comes as standard with a seven-inch infotainment system with sat-nav, along with a panoramic glass sunroof, electric folding and heated mirrors, as well as “Street” badging and exclusive floor mats. Other goodies on the menu include keyless entry with push-button start, cruise control, rearview camera, and climate control.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

Like the standard model, the Street Turbo edition benefits from Australian-specific suspension and handling. You can have it with the turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 196 pound-feet (265 newton-meters). Hyundai is selling the limited-run model with a standard six-speed manual gearbox from $34,990 or a seven-speed, dual-clutch, automatic from $37,490.

A special edition is nice and all, but how about launching a second-gen Veloster? The current model has been around since 2011, so time has come for a new one. It would be sweet to have a mid-engined Veloster as hinted by Hyundai with its trio of 300-hp RM concepts, but it remains to be seen whether it’ll actually happen.

Source: Hyundai Australia

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