Although lacking in driving refinement, the new 2017 Hyundai Veloster offers lots of value for the money including a distinctive styling, fuel economy, and tons of standard features. The Hyundai Veloster release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017, at least for the USA market.
At first blush, the Veloster appears to fit perfectly into the compact hatchback in terms of fuel economy and value. However, its driving experience may inadvertently leave you wanting. On the better side, though, the Veloster offers substantial appealing features such as fast-response infotainment screen, impressive fuel economy hovering around the 30 mpg mark/combined, a unique three-door body style, and a smorgasbord of accessories.
The 2017 Hyundai Veloster interior hosts a number of standard features such as a rearview camera, cruise control, and satellite and HD radio. But even so, the Veloster lacks an engaging and exciting driving quality relative to what the competition offers. Some of the cons include a slow to respond engine, lacks a sporty appeal, and its ride quality is noisy and harsh.
As such, it’d be prudent to check out what the segment offers. One of our favorites in this class include the Ford Fiesta RS, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack, and the Mazda 3. The 2017 Volkswagen SportWagen Alltrack price starts from $35,000 and for that amount you get a sophisticated all-terrain capability, distinctive visual upgrades, bespoke alloy wheels, flamboyant interior design and appointment, spacious interior, and a boatload of standard features. The 2017 SportWagen Alltrack USA release date will probably take place sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta RS price starts from $27,500 and, just like the Ford Focus RS, will come with race-inspired features like a revised shifter, alloy sports pedals, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and Recaro sports seats. Although speculative at the moment, the Ford Fiesta release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017 or early 2018.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Review of Trims
Four trims are offered for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster: Turbo R Spec, Turbo, Turbo Rally Edition, and base model.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Interior Spy Pictures & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the base model include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, a foldable rear seatback, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, a USB port, a CD player, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Options available here include a leatherette upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, eighteen-inch wheels, BlueLink emergency telematics system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded interior and exterior trim, and an eight-speaker premium audio.
Opting for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec gets you LED taillights, a torque-vectoring system, a more powerful engine, B&M sport shifter, a lower body kit, and a sport-tuned steering and suspension system.
The Turbo Rally Edition adds eighteen-inch Rays wheels, Matte Blue paint, aggressive tuning, leather upholstery, driver lumbar adjustment keyless entry and ignition, side mirrors, unique wheels, foglights, a leather upholstery, and additional styling elements.
Options include a navigation system, a 115-V power outlet, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, and BlueLink system.
Exterior Hyundai Veloster colors include Triathlon Gray, Ultra Black, Ironman Silver, Boston Red, Century White, 26.2 Yellow, Vitamin C, and Pacific Blue. Of course, a slight change may be experienced o its release date.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a 132-horsepower – and 120 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 1.6L inline-four cylinder engine that’s paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DCT system.
More power is offered by the turbocharged 1.6L fur-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque and comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Turbo R-Spec models.
2017 Hyundai Veloster 0-60 mph with the base mode takes the segment-average 9.5 seconds.
The manual-equipped models return a fuel economy of 27/33/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/33/29 mpg with the DCT-equipped Turbo.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 10.1 in. (166.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.5 in. (70.5 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 2679 lbs
Top Speed: 142 mph
0-60: 9.5 sec
MPG: 27/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: 26.2 Yellow, Triathlon Gray, Ultra Black…
Towing Capacity: 1069 lbs
2017 Hyundai Veloster Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will probably hit dealerships sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
The 2017 Hyundai Veloster price starts from an MSRP of $18,000.