2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rally Edition Reviews
It's been three years since the Veloster initially went on sale since Hyundai added the turbocharged variant of the Veloster hatchback and four. Maybe due to the weird, asymmetric door layout--a single big portal site for the motorist, two smaller apertures on the passenger side serving back and front seats -- the outdoor styling of the Veloster feels new.
In this situation, we are tempted to spell out the Rally Edition not as a standin to get a high performance rally car, but instead literally. As in, it is a late-cycle special version designed to rally buyers. The Rally Edition performs a lot more than satisfactorily. Goodies like matte- revised front and rear fascias, blue paint, lightweight 18-inch Beams wheels, and carbon fiber-esque trimming can not be located on other Velosters. The Rally Edition comes with a revised suspension with stiffer springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars.
Hyundai also took care to place the Rally Edition within spitting distance of the remaining Veloster line. On the basis of the Turbo R-Spec, the least-expensive Veloster that is turbocharged, the Rally Edition is $2350 more expensive. Oddly, the Rally Edition can also be more pricey compared to stickshift Veloster Turbo but goes without the leather seat upholstery, heated front seats of that version, push button ignition, and electroluminescent gauge cluster. The Rally Edition does come together with the Turbo's eight-speaker, 450-watt Measurement audio system, yet, in addition to a special blue-and- Rally Edition floor mats black inside color scheme, as well as a Rally Edition badge.
The greatest development really is in ride quality, although the sport suspension reins in body roll somewhat when compared with standard Veloster Turbos. The stiffer springs and shocks operate better in concert in relation to the parts on other Velosters while definitely more solid. As with those cars, chassis flex continues to be an issue--the car's stage is one of the earliest in Hyundai's present lineup, dating back to the previous-generation Elantra--and the steering system is just there, returning little comments as well as a syrupy offcenter behaviour that isn't quite sporty. Push too difficult, as well as the Rally Edition direct until you back off.
As using the regular Veloster Turbo, the Rally Edition is neither as great nor as expensive. It's, nevertheless, an entirely qualified little auto with eye-catching and punchy power looks. Sure, the inside is showing its age, the infotainment system appears dated alongside road, and Hyundai's latest and wind noise tend to be more intrusive than in newer cars that are compact. However, the ergonomics are not bad and nothing in feels outright affordable. So will the Rally Edition equipment that is awesome be enough to foster interest in the aging Veloster a little while more? That is as debatable as the Rally Edition's tenuous link to the real rally-racing of Hyundai efforts, but it signifies a rallying cry that is decent.
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