April 17, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

Hyundai Veloster Turbo launched in Malaysia

Here comes the Veloster Turbo facelift, we’re all dazzled by it. By Jerrica Leong

Here comes the Veloster Turbo facelift, we’re all dazzled by it. By Jerrica Leong

There’s a high compression, twin-scroll turbocharger mated with a GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) system hidden under that stylish bonnet of the new Hyundai Veloster Turbo. It’s the first time Hyundai has fitted one of its car with the 1.6-litre T-GDI engine that would deliver more power, give more efficiency and produce lower emissions.
The T-GDI produces a total of 184bhp and 265Nm of torque, this gives the Veloster Turbo a record top speed of 214khp. The Turbo also has the ability to accelerate from 0-100kph in just eight-seconds. Hit the areas between 1500rpm and 4500rpm (which is not hard at all) and the Veloster Turbo will deliver its maximum torque. The results you will get is a more engaging and responsive drive.
Hyundai Motor Company developed the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) in-house. The performance tuned gearbox features steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters, SHIFTRONIC transmission gear control. Hyundai specifically engineered the transmission to handle the increased torque output from the turbocharged engine it is mated to. 
To improve driving comfort, Hyundai has incorporated the Flex Steer System on the steering wheel. Drivers can choose between normal, comfort or sports mode and the steering will tighten or loosen according to the mode chosen. Cabin quietness is enhanced with the help of Hood Insulator Pad and added Acoustic Absorption Material.
It’s only a little different when it comes to the exterior, mild changes include new HID projector headlamps coupled with daytime running lights, radiator grille and new LED rear light. The rear bumper is the sportiest part of the Veloster Turbo. Rear fog lamps decorate the sides while the diffuser houses round twin exhausts and a wider rear spoiler that comes integrated with a LED brake light tops off the look. Shod it with 18-inch alloy wheels and you will get a sportier and more aggressive Veloster.
A Supervision Gauge Cluster takes precedence in the interior, the cluster feeds the driver information on a large, clear screen located between the tacho and speedo-meter. Other than that, the Veloster Turbo is fitted out with features the Veloster has, like the 60:40 folding rear seats and panorama sunroof. 
The Veloster Turbo comes in two variants, opt for the Turbo Sport variant and you will get your Veloster fitted up with new sports seat in two-tone colours with the word “Turbo” stitched to the side bolsters. Get a sportier look with the decal stickers on the sides of the car.
The usual slew of active and passive safety technologies ensures maximum protection for its occupants, most notable, the Electronic Stability Control and the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS). 
You have a choice of five new colours like Storm Trooper (White), Young Gun (Matte Black), Phantom Black, Sunflower (Yellow) and Veloster Red. The Hyundai Veloster Turbo GDI retails at RM148,118.55 while the Hyundai Veloster Turbo GDI Sport goes for RM151,745.87. Both variants also come with a five-year or 300,000km extended warranty and a 24-hour road assist service is now available.

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