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2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo update gets 7-speed DCT

2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo update gets 7-speed DCT image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Hyundai Press | posted January 20, 2015 15:53

A new exterior finish along with an engine sound equalizer can be found on the refreshed Veloster Turbo

Hyundai recently gave the Veloster Turbo a refresh for the 2015 model year with a tweaked exterior, new interior features and a new double clutch gearbox.

Minor changes were done on the exterior like a restyled headlight, a character line on the side of the car, new wheel designs and a different grill trim. Also available for the updated Veloster is an Intense Red finish.

The interior of the 2015 Hyundai Veloster

Inside, the 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo makes use of two-tone colored seats and two-tone colored door sills. Leather upholstered seats will come as optional extras. A neat feature included on the 2015 model year is an engine sound equalizer which allows users to select from 6 different engine soundtracks.

The 1.6-liter GDI engine's power rating

Powering the facelifted Hyundai Veloster Turbo will still be the 1.6-liter inline-four GDI engine that is rated to produce 204 PS and 265 Nm of torque. The engine is then mated to Hyundai's new 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, replacing the outgoing 6-speed manual. According to the Korean automaker, the new gearbox gives better fuel economy and is a lot smoother than the 6-speed manual.