The all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is already racking up major critical acclaim despite being on the market for a brief time. The new three-door hatchback earlier this year was given the title of Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Top Pick, joining the Hyundai Kona, Ioniq and Accent in earning the distinction.
Car and Driver’s editors praised the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo for everything from its sporty suspension and intuitive steering to its 201-horsepower turbocharged engine, calling it “a hot-hatch bargain.” Among the highs named were the Veloster Turbo’s value in terms of performance per dollar, its unique aesthetic, improved driving experience provided by advanced anti-roll bars and dampers and its quicker 6.2-second 0-to-60 time.
“With an expressive design and cutting-edge infotainment features, the Veloster Turbo continues to underscore outstanding value and performance for our customers,” said Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “It is an honor to be named a Top Pick by Car and Driver and another proof point of Hyundai’s commitment to excellence.”
Every Car and Driver Editors’ Choice award-winner must stand out in its class during Buyer’s Guide in-depth testing, in track testing and in terms of overall value. The winners are ultimately those vehicles that are seen as leaders in their respective segments.
The new Hyundai Veloster Turbo is offered at three trim levels: Turbo R-Spec, Turbo and Turbo Ultimate. All three are powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI that puts out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and returns up to 33 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission and 34 mpg on the highway with the seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with Shiftronic™ and paddle shifters.* Other notable features offered with the Veloster Turbo include 18-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility and eight-speaker Infinity® premium audio system with subwoofer.
*2019 Veloster 2.0: 25 City/33 Hwy/28 Combined M/T and 27 City/34 Hwy/30 Combined A/T. 2019 Veloster 2.0 Premium: 27 City/34 Hwy/30 Combined A/T. 2019 Veloster Turbo: 28 City/34 Hwy/30 Combined DCT. 2019 Veloster Turbo R-Spec: 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined M/T. 2019 Veloster Turbo Ultimate: 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined M/T and 28 City/34 Hwy/30 Combined DCT. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.
This article is presented by Circle Hyundai in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.