Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Review - Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo

velturbo14I was generally excited to pick the keys up to the Veloster Turbo not just because it was the first Hyundai I was going to review but with 150kW of power under the bonnet the Veloster Turbo was promising to be a fun drive.

Lots has been said about the look of the Veloster since it was released its 3 door design is certainly thinking outside the square, although Hyundai has done a great job of separating the Turbo from the normal Veloster with it receiving a different wide mouth grille, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and trick exhaust that exits in the middle of the rear end.

On the inside the Veloster Turbo has leather sport seats which are comfortable and offer good support when cornering one think strange I thought given it’s price was the fact the seat had only partial electric adjustment for the squab the back rest is manual adjustment also the seats don’t have a heating function something cars a lot cheaper have. The leather bound steering wheel is somewhat comfortable to hold but I thought it was a touch thin for my liking and contains buttons for the audio system, cruise control and the trip meter.


The Veloster Turbo is well specced and comes with cruise control, climate control air con, sat nav, keyless start and entry, panoramic sunroof, and full Bluetooth phone integration which worked well enough.The dash is well set out and has carbon fibre like look to it, it also has gun metal grey highlights to set it apart from the standard model, the centre stack contains the audio system the Bluetooth was easy to connect my phone to and the hands free function works great. The audio system is up graded from the standard model and offers a decent sound while the system was fairly easy to use I found it was not as polished as other systems I’ve used.

The Sat Nav was a bit and miss it works good once you get your destination entered and the instructions are easy to follow, but I found it very annoying at times trying to get my destination entered and the system seemed very delayed or laggy when using it, as I would to wait several seconds for the next screen to come up after selecting an option.

velturbo7We spent a day running around looking at houses and while I tried using the sat nav for the first couple of destinations the delayed action just annoyed me to the extent we didn’t bother using it and just used the sat nav on my wife’s phone that was faster.

The back seats are comfortable although leg room and head room is a touch limited my kids said they had just enough room in there I sat in the back seat while I did fit and had just enough leg room is was a little hard for me to get out of.

I will applaud Hyundai for not trying to squeeze another seating position in there. The Veloster Turbo is a 4 seater there is a small console featuring cup holders in the between the seats which my kids loved a lot.


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