Currently available generation of Veloster was delivered as a 2013th model and for the 2014 Hyundai Veloster there will be no major changes. When originally was introduced it managed to attract a lot of attention even before it was officially launched. This was due to the looks of it and affordability.
We can immediately see that this car brings familiar looks from few heavily respected models on the market but everything is incorporated fantastically and pushed to the next level. This is quite appreciated by buyers since many similar models were caution with design language that was used but with Veloster we are getting quite daring and unique styling.
Certainly the most interesting fact is that this is a four door hatchback with one door on driver side and two doors on the passenger side. Entire package comes with aggressive and sporty character that is also continued in the interior. Center console is dominated with large LCD that is quite useful and everything is driver oriented which is nothing strange. We were able to see at least few hatchbacks that had problems with integration of displays but in this case we can agree that Hyundai has done a great job.
Since this is a sporty car it is important to offer engine that can back up the looks of it. Originally only the 1.6 liter inline four cylinder with 138 hp was offered and this was the biggest problem since it did not offer enough power. Not long after the launch of the original we have received twin-scroll turbocharged 1.6 liter unit with impressive 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This is much better option that significantly improves performances but does not affect fuel economy a lot, only few numbers. Base 1.6 liter unit is coupled with six speed manual or dual clutch automatic and returns 37 mpg on highway while the more powerful turbo version comes with six speed manual or six speed automatic that can be also controlled with paddle shifters. Acceleration from 0 to 60 is done in about 7 seconds which is quite good.
2014 Hyundai Veloster Review
Most parts of the front suspension has been borrowed from Elantra while at the back we have redesigned rear-beam axle that gives stability in corners and even more grip on curvy roads. If you push the 2014 Hyundai Veloster you will notice that it is quite predictable and you will be able to experience pretty high G forces with it. One thing that is common with many new cars is the fact that they are delivered with electric steering that does not offer enough feedback but still that does not influence great handling. If you opt for the Turbo version you will be getting even bigger front disc brakes and stickier tires that will further increase stopping power of this model.
Have in mind that this is a sporty and pretty small hatchback, front seats are enough for adults but at the back there is not enough space for most adults simply because the leg room and head room are on significantly lower level. In most cases you can use those to transport stuff or when you need slightly more cargo room.
Changes For Veloster
Looking at the market it is pretty hard to find a real competitor to the 2014 Hyundai Veloster because of its unique looks and the fact it comes with quite interesting doors. Price is another thing that we like with this model since the base version comes with price tag of $17,800 while the turbo starts from $21,300.