(PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Echoing Hyundai’s ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’ philosophy, and demonstrating the company’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ language, the Veloster’s unique design and exceptional packaging has become an instant success in Australia, leading the sales race in the competitive Sports segment each month since launch. Now, the naturally aspirated Veloster range is joined by the all-new Veloster SR Turbo delivering enhanced levels of performance and specification.
Powered by the all-new Gamma 1.6-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine, the Veloster SR Turbo delivers 46% more peak power (150 kW @ 6000 rpm) and 60% more maximum torque (265Nm @ 1750 - 4500 rpm) than the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI engine found in the Veloster and Veloster + models. The Veloster SR Turbo is available with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Other dynamic enhancements include 300 mm ventilated front disc brakes (+20 mm over naturally aspirated Veloster models) and a recalibrated suspension package to ensure maximum stability while maintaining exceptional comfort. The motor-driven power steering calibration is unique to Veloster SR Turbo and a quicker rack (2.78 turns lock to lock).
Designed at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D Centre in Korea, the Veloster range challenges conventional design theories, offering a unique forward-hinged third door for easy rear-seat access located on the passenger side of the car and a single door on the driver’s side.
The exterior treatment of Veloster SR Turbo ensures it’s a real head-turner when it comes to on-road presence. An aggressive front grille and round front fog lamps are complimented by 18” alloy wheels with chrome inserts, sweeping side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and twin circular exhaust outlets. A panoramic glass sunroof is a standard fitment.
Inside, the Veloster SR Turbo is fitted with leather/leatherette sports bucket seats and Hyundai’s satellite navigation system is integrated into the 7” touch screen LCD display. The system incorporates SUNA live traffic, lane guidance, junction views, speed limits, speed warnings and camera alerts and includes a complimentary three–year NAVTEQ MapCare plan^.
The Veloster SR Turbo will be available in one trim level and is available in six colours, including an exclusive Marmalade (a chameleon colour that changes depending on the visual angle), Young Gun (matte finish) and pearl-effect Phantom Black, Veloster Red, Battleship and Storm Trooper White. Storm Trooper White (pearl) is a standard colour – no cost option.
Veloster specification enhancements
The naturally aspirated Veloster receives a number of model enhancements including the highly anticipated inclusion of Satellite Navigation as standard on all Veloster + models. Other additions to Veloster + include seat back pocket passenger side and luggage net, while Veloster and Veloster + receive a rear wiper for improved rear visibility.
Note: ^Navteq Mapcare updates are provided with the condition the vehicle is serviced at a participating authorised Hyundai service centre.
Note: *All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Prices include GST, but exclude dealer delivery and statutory charges.
For more information go to: http://www.hyundai.com.au
Note: A complete press kit will be available at the Australian press launch.