As one of Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest Cars under $18,000” in 2016, a new Value Edition comes to the hippest small car on the market for the 2017 model year.
|2017 Hyundai Veloster Value Edition includes:
“The Value Edition epitomizes our desire to provide consumers more for less,” said Mike Evanoff, Product Planning Manager. “These are amongst the most sought after options in a car, in one convenient value savings package.”
This new trim level bolsters an already solid Veloster line-up which starts at just $18,100.
Thrust comes from a 1.6-liter, Gasoline Direct Injection, Dual Overhead Cam, 16-valve, inline-4 engine, but you choose whether or not it also includes a turbocharger. The naturally aspirated unit produces a healthy 132 peak horsepower at 6300 rpm and 120 pound-feet of torque at 4850 rpm. Adding the twin-scroll turbo to the stainless-steel, integrated exhaust-manifold increases peak horsepower to a potent 201 at 6000 rpm and torque to 195 pound-feet at just 1750 rpm, and maintains the pull all the way through 4500. No matter the engine, choose between a six-speed manual or dual-clutch transmission, six-speed for naturally aspirated motors, turbos get seven speeds.
Sixty-five percent of the Veloster’s structure is made from high-strength steel. This benefits everything from ride to road noise. It also makes an excellent foundation for a sport-tuned suspension. For even more control, the Veloster Turbo features brake-based torque vectoring to mitigate understeer and enhance its already impressive turn-on-a-dime nature. With a driver’s door, front and rear passenger doors, and capacious 15.5 cubic-feet of cargo space underneath the hatch, the Veloster offers both utility and excitement in a sharply styled package.
Great safety equipment come standard on every Veloster, including a NHTSA 5-star safety rating. Active safety comes from six airbags(two up front, as well as driver and passenger side and curtain airbags) along with front seatbelt pre-tensioners that hold folks tight rounding out the features. Passive safety comes from Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), as well as a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Daytime Running Lights (DRL). That’s a lot of initials and a lot of ways to avoid an incident from ever occurring.
Whether you choose a well-equipped standard car, opt for the Value Edition, or add forced induction to the mix with either the Veloster Turbo or R-Spec, it doesn’t matter, you receive great value. You chose style, class, and practicality. You chose cool.