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Hyundai Veloster Launch In South Africa Delayed to 2013

Hyundai Veloster Launch In South Africa Delayed to 2013

According to reports from SACar Fan the launch of the Hyundai Veloster , which was originally to be launched in October 2012, will be delayed to 2013.

The reason for the delay of the Hyundai Veloster has to do with fuel quality related concerns from Hyundai Korea who are at this stage unwilling to launch the new 1.6-litre Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine in the line-up due to fear of having unnecessary warranty claims.

The Hyundai Veloster is a coupe with a very sleek and distinctive look. One of the main distinctive styling features being the unique 1+2 door configuration.

The Hyundai Veloster will be available globally in two main trim levels (Veloster and Veloster Sport) and powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDI petrol engine, with a power output of  102kW and 166Nm of torque.  It will be available with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox or Hyundai’s first dual-clutch transmission.  Hyundai’s Blue drive technologies, incorporating Intelligent Stop & Go technology and low rolling resistance tyres, will feature in the Veloster line-up ensuring claimed CO2 emissions of 137g/km and a combined fuel economy of 4.9 l/100km.

The launch of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo locally would  give Hyundai an entry into the highly contested hot hatch segment. Hyundai pegs amongst its competitors the Volkswagen Golf Gti, and Mini Cooper/Clubman S. The Hyundai Veloster Turbo has a 1.6-liter T-GDI engine fitted with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger that develops 137 kW and  a torque output of 265 Nm. This will propel the Hyundai Veloster  from zero to km/h in 8.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 214 km/h.

Below is a video review of the Hyundai Veloster by AutoCar.

For a look at what to expect from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, view the video below from Motor Trend.

Source: SACarFan

  • Etienne

    Just bought one and after reading all the road tests, most of them harping on poor power and performance, I wasn’t expecting much – especially not from my dual-clutch example. Well, I’m pleasantly surprised, the Veloster easily keeps up with traffic and holds speed uphill without effort.
    A great ride all round. I love it.

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