Kelly Blue Book, the trusted informational resource for consumers and auto industry professionals who need the most accurate and up-to-date vehicle pricing and values, just named the 2016 Hyundai Veloster on its “Top Ten Coolest Cars Under $18,000” list, which singles out those affordable cars that are exciting to drive and fun to own.
Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book, said the trusted car experts at KBB were impressed by the Veloster’s unique exterior styling and captivating driving dynamics.
“With one door on the driver’s side and two doors on the other side, the Veloster is among the most uniquely configured cars on the road,” Nerad said “But what makes the Veloster so compelling is that it mixes that standout style with surprising practicality and affordability.”
The 2016 Veloster Turbo model now offers a performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), a new machined-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design, a sportier seat design, enhanced electroluminescent gauge cluster and black headliner. The Veloster non-turbo receives a new 17-inch wheel design and available black seats with yellow accents.
KBB’s primary criteria for the list (outside of a starting price under $18,000) is that the vehicle be fun-to-drive and fun-to-own — two area where Hyundai Motor America vice president of corporate and product planning, Mike O’Brien, says the Veloster really shines.
“The Veloster does an outstanding job of combining cool, fun-to-drive, unique styling and advanced technologies, all while delivering value” O’Brien said. “We will continue to place emphasis on designing vehicles that meet the hearts and minds of our customers.”
Veloster appeals to younger customers (and the young at heart) by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise. For 2016, all Veloster models offer a completely revised hood appearance with no vent accents, 10mm-wider tires fitted to all 18-inch wheels, and new comfort, connective, and communication features including available access to all major streaming apps.
Veloster’s dynamic marriage of high performance with extreme efficiency is a wining formula many industry competitors are trying to replicate. Hyundai’s design and engineering development is focused on all the factors of efficient performance, including direct-injection, small-displacement turbocharged engines, six-speed and dual-clutch transmissions, comprehensive light-weighting, efficient aerodynamics, and reduction of parasitic engine losses through electric-powered ancillaries, have combined to yield massive performance and efficiency benefits.
All Hyundai Velosters feature six airbags. This included dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags. The 2016 Veloster also features a state-of-the-art braking package, which includes four-wheel disc brakes, and an Anti-Lock Braking System, which provides brake assist — maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected.
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