SHARP TURNS – Be uniquely different with the Veloster

2013-11-08T00:00:00Z SHARP TURNS – Be uniquely different with the VelosterMATT SHARP nwitimes.com
November 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Hyundai’s 2013 Veloster stands out above all other cars, and its colors play a big factor in that. Some of the main colors are; Marathon Blue, Boston Red, and the signature Vitamin C orange. Hyundai also offers customizable vinyl graphic packages so you can make you Veloster unique to you. It comes in three different styles, standard Veloster, RE:MIX, and the Turbo which I will focus on.

Lead with the wide-mouthed turbo grille and body kit for a low stance. On either side are fascia-encased front fog lights and uniquely lit projector-type headlights with LED accents. Moving down the side of the car you will notice something odd, depending on which side of the car you are on. The passenger side of the car looks like a normal 4-door sedan, but the driver side looks like a 2-door sedan? Yes, the Veloster introduces the stealthy third door. The third door keeps the sporty coupe look but adds convenient access for the backseat passengers. Below the doors are the 18-inch alloy wheels with painted inserts. The Veloster is the only sporty coupe to offer painted inserts in the wheels. On the upside, available panoramic sunroof transforms your car and fills it with air, energy and light. With all the style put into the Veloster, it makes hatchbacks look desirable, plus you can fit just about anything when you pop open the hatch and fold down the back seats.

Which every door you decide to take to get into the Veloster, you won’t be disappointed. You will have plenty of leg and headroom, especially with the panoramic sunroof. You will feel safe and comfortable no matter what kind of turns or stops you are making with the substantial cushioning bucket seats with purpose-built side bolsters. The interior comes with your choice of two different accent colors, black or blue.

Hyundai put Blue Link inside the Veloster, which I think is the future of all vehicles. You can download the Blue Link app onto your mobile phone and have access to all kinds of special features on your car. The main feature being that you can start your car by using the mobile app to help heat it up or cool it down depending on the weather. Some other awesome features are the alerts that the app provides when it is time to service your car. That is only the beginning of all the technology put into the Veloster. At the top of the center stack you will find a 7-inch LCD touch screen with available navigation system that you are able to control with the sound of your voice. You will also have access to information and entertainment on the touch screen, with Bluetooth; you are able to connect your phone or MP3 player to listen to any music of your choice. Control most of these things with out taking your hands off the wheel, with either voice commands or the steering wheel mounted buttons.

This turbo sedan has lots of pickup and when you step on it, it gives you a powerful feeling. It takes the curves smoothly with the sport-tuned suspension and keeps it always comfortable. The turbo engine uses the same GDI technology combined with a twin-scroll turbo to give it 201 horsepower and an excellent weight-to-horsepower ratio while still delivering an incredible 35-MPG highway. You can zip through the streets while not using so much gas.

The Turbo, being the most expensive of the 3 models, starts out at about $23,000, and the most standard model goes as low as $18,000. There isn’t that big of a price difference between the standard and the Turbo, that is why I would choose the Turbo, plus you get so much more for your money.

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