LA Live – 2014 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster Turbo R-Spec

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Visually pretty much the same as last year’s model, the 2014 Hyundai Veloster now comes with additional equipment like daytime running lights, blind-spot mirror and a rearview camera as standard. The car is also equipped with Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care telematics system which is free for three years.

2014 Hyundai Veloster rear quarter

The Veloster Turbo boasts of a new Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) system which uses “wheel speed sensors coupled with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering”. It also gets a new Active Sound Design system that promises to provide a “richer in-cabin powertrain sound character for an even more involving driving experience, especially during spirited driving”.

A direct-injection Gamma 1.6-liter engine delivers a peak output of 201 hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 264 Nm from 1,750 rpm.

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec rear quarter

Further, Hyundai also showed the Veloster Turbo R-Spec edition at the LA Auto Show. While the R-Spec is powered by the same engine as that of the regular Veloster Turbo, it gets added goodies such as a sports suspension, a close ratio gearbox, and a full bodykit featuring exterior and interior upgrades.

2014 Hyundai Veloster Image Gallery

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec Image Gallery

2014 Hyundai Veloster – Press Release

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