Refreshed 2015 Hyundai Veloster revealed
Hyundai has revealed the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo in South Korea with an Australian launch planned in the next few months.
HYUNDAI IN South Korea has shown off the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo with Hyundai Australia telling Practical Motoring it will arrive Down Under in the next few months although final specification and pricing is yet to be confirmed.
Only the eagle-eyed will spot the differences between this refreshed model and the current car on-sale in Australia, chief amongst the exterior tweaks are matte silver accents and three new body colours (based on South Korean specifications). Peer inside the South Korean-spec car and you’ll notice a two-tone interior, a new sports steering wheel that’s apparently grippier than before, and Hyundai’s latest-generation Blue Link infotainment systems also appears.
Beyond the cosmetic, the 2015 Veloster Turbo gets a new, in-house produced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which replaces the conventional six-speed automatic. The refreshed Veloster also gets an “engine sound equalizer” which allows the driver to adjust the level of engine noise that leaks into the cabin, it also allows the driver to choose from six different engine noises which are piped into the cabin through the speakers and rise and fall in time with the revs.
The Veloster isn’t the first car to artificially pipe engine noise into the cabin, but we want to know what you think about this electro-audio-trickery. Good idea?