2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review
  • Worthwhile suspension tweaks; entry price; eye-catching design that will polarise, especially with matte paint; a cheap way to get 150kW
  • DCT gearbox not aggressive enough, lacks full manual mode; cheap cabin plastics; road noise; rear headroom

OUR RATING
7 / 10

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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review

The Hyundai Veloster has always been a polarising proposition, but the line of people who love it has proved long indeed. In its three years on sale here, it has shared line honours with the more honed but less practical Toyota 86 as the top-selling car in Australia’s budget sports car segment...

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2015 Hyundai Veloster Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Veloster Series II pricing and specifications

As expected, Hyundai this week officially cut the opening price of the Veloster SR Turbo to $29,990 plus on-road costs — $3000 less than before. The new Toyota 86-matching opening gambit is among the headline changes that come as part of the Veloster Series II mid-life update on sale now...


2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo now from $29,990
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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo now from $29,990

The updated Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo is poised to get a price cut next week to $29,990 plus on-road costs — thereby matching the Toyota 86 GT — courtesy of a new two-spec strategy. These specifications and pricing were pointed out to us ahead of next week's official launch via a source, and are backed up by figures on a public industry database...


Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross is coming to Australia and CarAdvice joined Hyundai and World Rally Champion ace Chris Atkinson at a preview event in Sydney.

Popular overseas, the motorsport series is brand-new in Australia and round one will be held in Queensland on August 4, 2015.

Mixing traditional-style rallying with the craziness of Supercross and the stadium format of circuit racing, it’s one wild ride...


Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED
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Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED

Hyundai revealed a lightweight, mid-engined and rear-drive two-seater at the Seoul motor show today — a statement about its serious performance intent. Called the Hyundai RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, the Veloster-on-steroids is a followup to last year’s ‘Veloster RM’, a conceptually similar project that served largely as a promotional tool...


2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model
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2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster has launched in its home market with subtly revised styling inside and out and a number of mechanical and sporting enhancements. Information published on the Hyundai’s South Korean website indicates it’s the Veloster SR Turbo that benefits most from the mid-cycle update, which is due to reach Australia during the second quarter of this year...


Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000
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Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000

A production version of the hardcore Hyundai Veloster-Raptor concept could be kept to less than $40,000, according to Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas. Thomas revealed there are no plans for the car to enter production immediately, but stated the 195kW/318Nm Hyundai Veloster-Raptor could attract a price tag of less than $40,000 – which would see it sit above the standard 150kW/265Nm Veloster SR Turbo by $7000 - if it were to enter the market...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected

The head of public relations for Hyundai Australia has rejected recent rumours that both the upcoming second-generation Genesis Coupe and the brand's uniquely styled Veloster are at risk of being axed...


Hyundai Veloster-Raptor Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Hyundai Veloster-Raptor Review

Ever heard of the Hyundai Veloster-Raptor? How about the Hyundai Veloster Race Concept? Neither had we, until we received a sneak-peek invitation to track test these specially tuned Velosters at a secret test track north of Sydney...


Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo: Raptor and Race Track Test
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Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo: Raptor and Race Track Test

- Read the full review here.

What if Hyundai made the Veloster SR Turbo more hardcore, gave it extra power, better handling and produced a more rewarding driver’s car?

Hyundai Australia has decided to find out with a couple of modified race concepts, and invited CarAdvice.com.au along to see what they've been up to...


Sporty hatch comparison : Kia Pro_cee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport
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Sporty hatch comparison : Kia Pro_cee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport

Hot-hatches these days are priced anywhere from the $26,000 to nearly $75,000, from the tiny terror city cars to the new breed of premium-branded European mega-hatches. In between those two price points there’s a lot of space to be occupied, and there’s an emerging class of warm-to-hot-hatches that aim to offer more balanced abilities than their three-chilli compatriots...


Hyundai Veloster RM Concept: rear-drive, 2.0-litre turbo - UPDATED with new images
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Hyundai Veloster RM Concept: rear-drive, 2.0-litre turbo - UPDATED with new images

The Hyundai Veloster RM Concept pushes the South Korean small sporty hatchback to a new level. New images of the Veloster RM show car have been released following its debut in South Korea yesterday. There's still little in the way of information about the car, but we know it features two seats and a 2...


Sporty hatch comparison: Kia Procee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport
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Sporty hatch comparison: Kia Procee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport

Two warm hatches from South Korea take on a cut-price version of France's hero hatch...


Hyundai Veloster facelift spied - UPDATED with images from the Nurburgring
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Hyundai Veloster facelift spied - UPDATED with images from the Nurburgring

The Hyundai Veloster appears to be getting ready for a facelift - and it has now been spied undergoing performance testing at the famed Nurburgring test track. CarAdvice's spy photographers have caught a heavily camouflaged version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo - known as the SR Turbo in Australia - in Germany: firstly at the company's local headquarters, then at speed on the 'Ring...


Hyundai Veloster : mysterious new variant coming
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Hyundai Veloster : mysterious new variant coming

The Hyundai Veloster range is set to see the addition of a new variant at the upcoming Chicago auto show, according to a cryptic release from the brand's US arm. While little in the way of detail has been revealed, the company says the "newest addition to the Veloster lineup" will be presented by Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager of product planning for Hyundai Motor America, at the 2014 Chicago motor show, which kicks off on February 8...


Stripped-down Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec revealed
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Stripped-down Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec revealed

Hyundai Motor America has introduced a new member to its sporty R-spec family, the stripped-down Veloster Turbo R-spec. The latest Veloster marks the fourth R-spec model in Hyundai's line up, joining the Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-spec, Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-spec and Genesis 5.0 R-spec. The R-spec is powered by the same 150kW/265Nm 1...


Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 270kW SEMA concept revealed
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Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 270kW SEMA concept revealed

A 270kW nitrous-assisted Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been revealed ahead of its in-metal debut at next month's SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Claimed to be the most powerful street-focused Hyundai Veloster Turbo ever, yet “designed with affordable performance in mind”, the show car is the result of collaboration between the Korean car maker and Fox Marketing...


Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 'Yellowcake' SEMA show car revealed
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Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 'Yellowcake' SEMA show car revealed

The Hyundai Yellowcake Veloster Turbo has been revealed ahead of next month's SEMA motor show. The Yellowcake Veloster Turbo is an aftermarket accessory package developed by the EGR Group for the quirky three-door hatch that the manufacturer says is "designed specifically for time attack races at night racing circuits" and is "guaranteed to turn heads"...


Hyundai Veloster Street: Oz-only special edition released from $24,990
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Hyundai Veloster Street: Oz-only special edition released from $24,990

The Hyundai Veloster Street special edition has launched exclusively in Australia priced from $24,990, adding a sporty, more affordable alternative to the flagship Veloster Turbo to the local line-up. Inspired by the Veloster-based Street concept car unveiled at last year's Australian international motor show in Sydney, the new Street special edition features a larger rear spoiler, ‘Street’ badging and sports suspension borrowed from the 150kW/265Nm Veloster SR Turbo...


2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review: exclusive Nurburgring test
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review: exclusive Nurburgring test

To any sane onlooker, a Hyundai Veloster tackling a high-speed wet lap of the famously treacherous 21km Nurburgring Nordschleife should make for some very uncomfortable viewing. This place isn’t known as the “Green Hell” for nothing. You need to be brave, if not downright courageous, to drive flat-out here. And that’s on a dry track...

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Hyundai set for Nürburgring performance boost
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Hyundai set for Nürburgring performance boost

Hyundai’s permanent presence at Nürburgring is expected to boost the quality and performance of the popular Korean maker’s cars closer to that of its European rivals. The purpose-built facility will launch in August, offering Hyundai a dedicated resource for evaluating its vehicles on one of the toughest proving grounds in the world...


Hyundai Veloster recalled over sunroof defect
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Hyundai Veloster recalled over sunroof defect

Almost 900 Hyundai Veloster sports cars have been recalled in Australia to repair a defect with the South Korean coupes' panoramic glass sunroofs. The recall affects 882 Veloster models sold in Australia between November 1, 2011 and April 17, 2012...


Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top concept hints at soft-top sports car
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Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top concept hints at soft-top sports car

The Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top concept has been unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show, revealing the Korean manufacturer's take on a convertible version of its quirky three-door sports car. Based on the 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre Veloster Turbo, Hyundai says the C3 (for ‘convertible three-door’) Roll Top combines the open-air freedom of a drop-top with the style of a coupe and the functionality of a tailgate...


Hyundai Veloster Turbo Video Review
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Hyundai Veloster Turbo Video Review

the turbocharged version of Hyundai's assymetrically designed hatch is fast and fun.


Hyundai Veloster Race Concept ready to rally in Australia
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Hyundai Veloster Race Concept ready to rally in Australia

Hyundai Australia has signalled its intent to join the local rally scene, revealing the tarmac-tuned Hyundai Veloster Race Concept at the 2012 Sydney motor show. Developed in Australia by the specialist team responsible for the local ride and handling tuning of Hyundai’s production cars, the Veloster Race Concept has been engineered to meet all FIA and CAMS tarmac rally competition requirements...


Hyundai Veloster concept: 300kW Velocity headed for 2012 SEMA show
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Hyundai Veloster concept: 300kW Velocity headed for 2012 SEMA show

Hyundai America has released the first images and details of the Hyundai Velocity concept ahead of the hard-core hot-hatch's unveiling at the 2012 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Developed as a collaborative effort between the design and engineering departments of Hyundai America's Technical Centre in California, the Velocity concept sports aggressive, no-compromises, racecar-inspired styling with performance enhancements to match...


Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Review

Hyundai Motor Company Australia is hoping the addition of the all-new Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo will lift monthly sales of the niche Veloster range from an average of 370 units per month to around 500 cars. Hyundai only launched the naturally aspirated Veloster in February this year and has already sold 2220 units of the head-turning three-door coupe and captured 24 per cent of the sports car market in Australia in the process...

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$31,990 - $33,990

Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo launched
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Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo launched

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has launched the Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo just seven months after the launch of the naturally aspirated Veloster. The top-of-the-range Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo is powered by Hyundai’s own Gamma 1.6 four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged direct injection engine that generates 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque...


Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo offers special paint with "hand-wash only" warning
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Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo offers special paint with "hand-wash only" warning

The Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo has been launched with a choice of exterior colours that includes a special matte-grey paint job that comes with its own manual and warnings to hand-wash only. Hyundai's ‘Young Gun’ paintwork is a $1000 option among a selection of 7 colours for the new turbocharged version of the company's distinctive, assymettrical hatch, which features a single door on one side but two on the other...


Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo priced from $31,990
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Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo priced from $31,990

Hyundai Australia has announced the pricing of the Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo in the lead up to its Australian media launch next week. The Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo will be available in one fully loaded specification level that is priced at $31,990 for the six-speed manual and $33,990 for the six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters...