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All-New 2012MY Veloster delivers design, connectivity and 37 MPG Hwy.

Veloster combines the style of a coupe and the functionality of a hatch "Utility Coupe". The all-new Veloster features style, fuel economy and high technology.



Veloster Front: Distinctive and assertive

  • Hood scoop
  • Black A-pillars for motorcycle helmet visor
  • LED headlight accents
  • Aggressive front grille

    Veloster Driver Side: Coupe

  • Bodycolor door handles and
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Muscular wheel arches
  • Fluidic sculpture character lines
  • Standard 17" alloys
  • Available 18" wheels with
        unique painted inserts

    Veloster Passenger Side: Hidden rear door

  • Hidden rear 3rd door on the
        passenger side

    Veloster Rear: Distinctive

  • Sleek coupe profile with hatchback
  • Unique rear glass hatch
  • Unique rear taillights
  • Lower black bumper complements the front
  • Dual centered chrome tip exhaust
  • Available Rear camera & Backup warning

    Veloster Rear: Versatility



    2012 Veloster has a sporty interior design with premium & high-tech convenience features

    Standard Features:

    • Standard 7" multimedia touch screen display
    • Hyundai first Gracenote Technologies
    • Hyundai first Blue Link®, Connected Car Technology by Hyundai
    • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
    • Standard 196W AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers and
      iPod®/USB/ Auxiliary input jacks
    • Pandora Internet Radio Functionality

    Available Features:

    •  Available 450W Dimension® Premium AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 8
       speakers including an 8" subwoofer, 10 channels, external amp and iPod ®/USB/auxiliary
       input jacks
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Proximity key with push button start
  • Alloy pedals
  • Leatherette bolster seats
        (available in black, gray & red seat colors)
  • Navigation system with rearview camera
        – Touch screen navigation sytem
        – Birdseye view
        – 7" LCD Screen
        – Rearview camera (not available on CR-Z
           & tC)
        – Bluetooth® Interface
        – Voice Recognition
        – Navigation commands (e.g. destination by
        – External amp
        – 16GB memory
        – AM/FM/XM® Satellite Radio
        – Single CD Player
        – Integrated clock
        – RDS/RBDS — Radio Data System, or RDS, is a communications protocol standard for
          embedding small amounts of digital information in conventional FM radio broadcasts. RDS
          standardizes several types of information transmitted, including time, station identification
          and program information. Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) is the official name
          used for the U.S. version of RDS.

    Veloster features a Standard LG 7" multimedia touch screen display

    Screen Functions:

  • Welcome event through image of the vehicle
       and unique sound
  • Personalization — three user themes/
        interfaces to choose from
  • Gracenote: displays album cover art, VR
       with Gracenote supports the Artist, Album
       and Genre & support alternative names. Only
       available with iPods
  • The screen will also feature XM Station

  • Pandora Internet Radio - The screen will
        have Pandora internet radio streaming
         through iPhone
  • "Eco-Coach" feature to help improve fuel
        economy while having fun; compare your
        average MPG with the community average
  • Photo memory - feature that allows you to
        view/store JPG/BMP photos on the radio
         through the USB
  • Connectivity to support game consoles and
        MP3s through auxiliary jack & 115V outlet
        — RCA cable to support game console
        — MP3 connectivity


    Blue Link™ Telematics Platform

    Blue Link is an all-new telematics technology that offers enhanced connectivity, convenience and safety services. Blue Link sends — and receives — important, useful information. The system uses an enhanced cellular network, with automatic roaming, that optimizes connections. Blue Link will debut with the 2012 Veloster and all 2012 Sonatas. Availability will be expanded to include future Hyundai models.

    Key Features to target buyers:
  • Automated Collision Notification (ACN)
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • TBT (Turn-by-Turn Navigation) Service
  • Location Sharing
  • ECO-Coach

    Blue Link incorporates more than 30 innovative connectivity functions and core safety services in three inclusive packages:
  • Assurance
  • Essentials (includes Assurance)
  • Guidance (includes Essentials)

    Blue Link Package Complimentary Blue Link Service Period Complimentary Blue Link with Automatic Renewal*
    Assurance 6 months 12 months
    Essentials 3 months 6 months
    Guidance 3 months 6 months
    * New owners may elect for Blue Link automatic renewal within the first 30 days of ownership

    Assurance Package
  • Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Report

    Essentials Package

  • Remote Door Lock
  • Remote Door Unlock
  • Remote Horn & Lights
  • Quick Tips
  • Location Sharing
  • Voice to Text Messaging

    Vehicle Self Diagnostics:
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Recall Advisor
  • Service Link

  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Valet Alert
  • Panic Notification
  • Alarm Notification
  • Geo-fence
  • Speed Alert
  • Curfew Alert

    Guidance Package

  • Point-of-Interest Search by Voice Recognition
  • Point-of-Interest Downloads
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Conditions
  • Traffic
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices
  • Eco-Coach
  • Restaurant Ratings
  • Weather

  • Product Links

    BlueLink Telematics Video Guide

    Blue Link / Telematics Handbook    Blue Link Features Brochure     

    Blue Link Options Operations Chart     Blue Link consumer website     

    Quick Reference Guide     Fast Facts


    Veloster has best-in-class interior volume for the compact sporty car segment

    Interior Volume
    (cu. ft.)
    Mini Hardtop
    Passenger 89.8 88.4 49.1 76.0 80.0 85.1
    Cargo 15.5 14.7 25.1 5.7 9.2 15.4
    Total 105.3 103.1 74.2 81.7 89.2 100.5



    Veloster features a Gamma 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and is tuned to maximize fuel economy

  • Aluminum block and head
  • DOHC 16 valve
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing
        — Dual control is implemented to use a wider
            operation range of D-CVVT to improve
            torque with better optimized valve operation
  • Gasoline Direct Injection 
        — The GDI engine delivers improved
            performance, fuel economy and lower
  • Hydraulic motor mounts
  • 138 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
  • 123 lb.-ft. torque @ 4850 rpm
  • Steering - Fuel saving Motor Driven Power
        — MDPS has less noise than hydraulic power
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
        — Coil springs
        — Gas-charged hydraulic shock absorbers
        — Stabilizer bar (24mm)
  • Torsion Axle design rear suspension
        — Monotube (vs. twin tube) gas-charged shock absorbers
        — Coil springs
        — V-Beam with an integrated stabilizer bar (23mm) to allow bracing
            of the arms for greater stiffness and to control body roll

    Veloster Transmissions
    1) Standard 6-speed manual transmission

    2) 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission
        Optional — offers the confort and convenience
        of an automatic transmission
         • Unique, efficient dual clutch design
         • Less weight than typical automatic-type
         • Computer-controlled shift efficiency
         • Includes manual-shift Sport Mode, with
            Paddle Shifters
           — Sport Mode and Paddle Shifters allow for
               optimal acceleration and engine braking, if
           — Sport Mode and Paddle Shifters
               automatically guard against inappropriate
               shifts by the driver
           — Transmission automatically returns to
                                                                               automatic-shift mode when Paddle Shifters
                                                                               are no longer being used

    DCT - New transmission technology

    The DCT can be thought of as two traditional manual transmissions, each with its own clutch operating in parallel and alternating shifts. Veloster is a six-speed with one clutch acting on gears 1, 3 and 5 and the other used for 2, 4 and 6.

    As first gear is engaged, the 2-4-6 clutch is disengaged and the second gear cogs are engaged. At the appropriate time, the 1-3-5 clutch is disengaged the other is engaged. The process is repeated with quick smooth shifts and no interruption in torque transfer during shift. With a direct connection, there is no efficiency loss normally associated with torque converters.

    Veloster delivers the best specific output and 40 MPG Highway

    Base Engine 2012
    Mini Hardtop
    2011 Clubman 2012
    1.6L GDI
    1.5L HEV
    2.5L 2.5L
    Cylinders 4
    4 4 4 4 5
    Horsepower 138 @
    122 @
    121 @
    121 @
    180 @
    170 @
    (lb.- ft.)
    123 @
    128 @
    114 @
    114 @
    173 @
    177 @
    Transmission 6M or
    6 DCT
    6M or
    6M or 6AT 6M or 6AT 6M or 6AT 5M or 6AT
    Power-to-liter 86.3 81.3 75.6 75.6 72.0 68.0
    Curb Weights
         A/T or DCT






    Fuel Economy

    27 / 37/ 31
    27 / 35 /30








    Veloster delivers an exceptional level of standard safety features in the sporty car segment

    • Six airbags - Front, front side-impact, and side air
      curtain airbags
    • 4-wheel disc brakes
    • Seatbelt pretensioners
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    • New Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
       — Integrates control of systems including
           Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Motor
           Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to provide
           optimal stability
       — Improved brake performance by steering
          force assistance on an asymmetric road
       — Improved acceleration performance by
           steering force assistance on an asymmetric
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction
       Control System (TCS)

    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
       — Helps maintain vehicle steering control
           • While braking under slippery roads conditions (e.g. ice, snow, rain)
           • During emergency braking situations under any road conditions
    • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
       — Balances braking forces at each wheel when the car is dynamically loaded
    • Brake Assist
       — Assists driver to provide maximum ABS-level braking force when an emergency stop is
       — Effectively reduces emergency stopping distance

    In the event of an accident, Blue Link with Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance detects when the airbags have been deployed and automatically transmits a signal to a call center that directs help to your location.

  • Product Overview
    All-New 2012MY Veloster

    Unique and innovative styling
      • Sleek coupe profile with hatchback
      • LED headlight accents
      • Hidden rear door on passenger side
      • Standard 17" alloys and available 18" alloys

    Eco-efficient engine mated to a 6 M/T or Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
      • First Hyundai model to feature EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
      • Standard 1.6L GDI delivers 37 MPG Highway (M/T)
      • Better highway fuel economy than Honda CR-Z hybrid
      • "Eco-Coach" feature to help improve fuel economy while having fun

    Premium & high-tech convenience features

    Standard Features
      • 7" Multimedia touch screen
      • 7" Hyundai first Gracenote Technologies
      • 7" Hyundai first Blue Link®, Connected Car Technology by Hyundai
      • 7" Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
      • 7" Pandora Internet Radio functionality

    Available Features
      • Panoramic sunroof
      • Navigation system with rearview camera
      • 450-watt Dimension® premium audio system
      • Proximity key with push button start

    Who's Buying Veloster
    •  Unique individuals based on their unique needs of the moment
    •  Mostly single buyers who are technology savvy and image focused
    •  Looking for style, fuel economy and high technology
    •  Targeted toward Gen Y buyers with expressing their unique sense of self

    Why They Buy
    •  SMART CHOICE - It has the features that are optional or unavailable with competitors
    •  INTERIOR COMFORT - Efficiently designed interior with the most interior volume for a car in
       its class and a host of standard technology features
    •  WELL BUILT - Reliable, durable, and backed by America's Best Warranty™
    •  SAFE AND SECURE - With standard front seat-mounted side impact airbags, standard dual
       front airbags and side curtain airbags, Veloster delivers an exceptional level of standard
       safety features in the compact car segment.

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