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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2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

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2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

  • RAYS Gram Lights alloy wheels and exclusive Dazzling Blue exterior paint with Phantom Black exterior highlights enhance new Veloster Street Turbo’s exclusivity
  • Only 200 units available
  • Australian-tuned suspension and handling
  • $3,000 worth of additional specification over the Veloster Series II SR Turbo +

Hyundai has launched a street ready, sportier special edition of its dynamic Veloster Series II sports car. Only 200 examples of the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition will be produced.

The striking Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition brings $3,000 worth of exclusive additional specification and unique enhancements above the already impressively specified Veloster Series II SR Turbo + on which it is based.

Unique Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition features include:

  • RAYS Gram Lights alloy wheels in a semi-gloss black finish
  • Exclusive Dazzling Blue Mica exterior paint colour
  • Turbo Sports Blue interior package
  • Phantom Black body side skirt, front spoiler and rear diffuser inserts, grille surround, side mirror covers and rear roof spoiler
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights
  • Unique floor mats with embroidered ‘Street’ logo and blue stitching
  • Front guard ‘Street’ badges in black and chrome finish

EXTERIOR
Veloster Street Turbo’s stealthy presence is heightened by the dramatic contrast between its Dazzling Blue Mica paintwork and exclusive semi-gloss black RAYS Gram Lights alloy wheels. The head-turning effect is intensified by the use of Phantom Black inserts on the side skirts, front spoiler, grille surround, rear diffuser insert, side mirror covers and rear roof spoiler.

INTERIOR
The Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition features the Turbo Sports Blue interior package which includes leather-appointed heated & ventilated front sports bucket seats with blue bolsters and blue contrast stitching, blue front seatbelts, blue front door grip handles and centre console side garnishes.

Blue contrast stitching also features on the leather-appointed door armrests, centre console armrest, steering wheel and manual transmission gear lever boot.

Additionally, the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition gets unique floor mats with blue-stitched edging and embroidered ‘Street’ logos as standard.

Like the Veloster Series II Turbo +, the Special Edition incorporates sports instrumentation, 7-inch LCD touchscreen Satellite Navigation with CD player, MP3 functionality and Sat Nav Update Plan, a Panoramic glass sunroof, climate-control air-conditioning with auto defog function and a wealth of other desirable features.

DRIVETRAIN
The Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition’s 1.6-litre Turbo GDi four-cylinder Gamma engine produces 150kW (at 6,000rpm) and 265Nm (at 1,750 - 4,500rpm). The Gamma engine boasts Direct Injection technology, a twin-scroll turbocharger, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, electronic throttle control, roller timing chain, variable induction and innovative anti-friction coatings.

In the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition, the turbocharged Gamma GDi engine is matched to either Hyundai’s own six-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT)

 AUSTRALIA-SPECIFIC SUSPENSION AND HANDLING
Also like the Veloster Series II SR Turbo + on which it is based, the new Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition benefits from the performance-oriented ride, handling and steering refinements made to the car by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s highly respected local chassis development team.

The Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition also benefits from experience gained during local chassis development of the VelosterRaptor concept.

Accordingly, the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition carries over the front stabiliser bar and increased spring rates specified by HMCA’s team for Veloster Series II Turbo and Turbo +.

“At Veloster Series II’s launch last year we incorporated reduced-diameter front stabiliser bars across the range to allow for more independent front-wheel movement,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s General Manager Product Engineering, Hee Loong Wong, aka 'Wongy'. “In Veloster Series II SR Turbo, the front stabiliser bar diameter was reduced from 24mm to 22mm, and that bar – together with the bespoke dampers and firmer spring rates we specified for the car – also works extremely well with the RAYS Gram Lights alloy wheels  on the new Special Edition.

“Like the Series II Turbo, the Special Edition has impressively sharp turn-in and more aggressive drive out of corners, giving it a ‘playful’ character which allows the rear to be more actively involved during high-speed cornering,” Mr Wong said.

“That ‘playfulness’ also is enhanced by the Street Special Edition’s driver-adjustable three-mode Flex Steer system.”

STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition key features and specification:

  • 6 airbags (driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side (thorax), full-length side curtains)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Hyundai Active Locking Operation (HALO)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Automatic dusk-sensing headlights
  • 7-inch LCD touchscreen Satellite Navigation with CD player, MP3 functionality and Sat Nav Update Plan
  • Premium audio system featuring 4 speakers, 2 tweeters, centre speaker, subwoofer and external amplifier
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls
  • Rear-view camera (integrated into 7-inch monitor with guide lines)
  • Rear parking-assist system (4 head with guidance display)
  • Panoramic glass sunroof with electric sun blind
  • Climate-control air-conditioning with auto defog function
  • Ventilated and heated front seats
  • Electric folding exterior mirrors
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Flex Steer 3 Mode (Normal, Sport & Comfort)
  • Fold-down sunglasses compartment in roof-mounted console
  • Phantom Black body kit inserts, front grille surround, rear roof spoiler and side mirror covers
  • 18-inch RAYS Gram Lights alloy wheels with 225/40R18 tyres
  • Turbo Sports Blue interior package
  • Front guard ‘Street’ badging
  • Unique floor mats with embroidered ‘Street’ logo and blue stitching
  • Proximity Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Sports-type electroluminescent supervision instrument cluster
  • Trip computer
  • Height-adjustable driver’s front seat
  • Electric driver’s seat base slide and tilt
  • Electric lumbar support (driver’s seat)
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Front and rear passenger-side power windows
  • One-touch window up/down on driver’s window incorporating anti-pinching safety feature
  • LED high-mount stop light
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • Seat back pocket (passenger side)
  • Luggage net

PRICING


Engine

Transmission

Veloster Street Turbo

1.6L Turbo GDi Petrol

6 Speed Manual

$34,990

7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)

$37,490

*All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.