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Showing posts with label Hyundai Veloster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hyundai Veloster. Show all posts

December 16, 2021

Last Call For Hyundai PH's Car-Regalo Promo

Hyundai’s once-in-a-lifetime Car-Regalo deals are extended till December 31, 2021, with more prizes at stake!

October 15, 2021

Buy A Brand-New Hyundai, Get The Chance To Win A Veloster

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) caps its 20th year celebration with awesome deals on its premium model lineup and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive home a Hyundai Veloster. Here’s how.

April 21, 2020

Official: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N is Now Faster

After teasing it last week, Hyundai has now made it official: the Veloster N now comes equipped with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission.

Called the N DCT, the 8-speed wet-type dual-clutch automatic enables the 275-horsepower Veloster N to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds—faster than the manual transmission version. And unlike a dry double-clutch transmission, the wet N DCT uses oil to significantly improve lubrication and cooling performance, which is typical of higher torque applications.

The Veloster N’s N DCT also unlocks features such as: N Grin Shift (NGS) which increases peak torque by 7 percent from 353 Nm to 377 Nm by allowing the turbocharger to overboost for 20 seconds; N Power Shift (NPS) which adds a more responsive feel during shifts; and N Track Sense Shift (NTS) which discerns road conditions and selects the shift timing and gear. These are on top of other typical features such as rev matching and launch control.

Aside from the new gearbox, the new Veloster N gets an improved infotainment system with an 8-inch high-def display, available N Light Sports Bucket Seats with Alcantara upholstery (they’re 2 kilograms lighter than the standard seats) with illuminated logos, and Hyundai SmartSense driver assist technology.

The new Veloster N will first go on sale in South Korea this month followed by other markets.

Aside from this DCT gearbox, Hyundai’s high-performance N division has other plans for the Veloster N.

Expected to bow in by next year, is a more powerful version of the Veloster N. According to several reports, the likelihood is that Hyundai will plop a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine into their hot hatch. This Theta III Smartstream engine will enable the Veloster N to crack the 300-horsepower barrier putting it squarely into Civic Type R territory.

April 15, 2020

Hyundai Veloster N to Get Automatic Transmission Variant for 2021

The Hyundai Veloster N is a performance surprise to many, but since the sole transmission is a 6-speed manual, its appeal is somewhat limited. Well, that’s about to change as Hyundai’s high-performance N division has just confirmed: an automatic transmission variant is coming.

January 18, 2019

Yes, You Can Now Buy a Hyundai Veloster N in the Philippines

At the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last year, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) showed off 4 product offerings including the second-generation Veloster. Then, HARI brought in a single variant—the Veloster Turbo which is powered by a 204-horsepower 1.6-liter T-GDI engine. Of course, enthusiasts will be enthusiasts and wanted the proverbial forbidden fruit: the Veloster N. Thankfully, HARI is listening and has delivered—the Veloster N is in the Philippines.

April 5, 2018

MIAS 2018: Hyundai Brings Out Kona, Veloster Turbo, Santa Fe, and Ioniq Hybrid (w/ Specs)

Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles brought not one, not two, but four vehicles to the Manila International Auto Show which the company dubbed, “The Greatest Show from Hyundai.”

January 16, 2018

2019 Hyundai Veloster is Looking Like a Proper Hot Hatch (w/ 25 Photos)

Rumors of the Hyundai Veloster’s demise is greatly exaggerated since the Korean carmaker chose the typically SUV-centric US market to unveil the all-new, second-generation Veloster. Designed collaboratively between Hyundai’s design center in South Korea and the US, the Veloster retains its unique two-plus-one asymmetric body style along with a slew of drivetrain and chassis improvements to up its sportiness.

February 21, 2017

Review: 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Better late than never is an adage perfectly suited to the Hyundai Veloster. While the rest of the world enjoyed its unique and quirky style since 2011, the Philippines had to wait a full five years before this compact hatchback officially made its way to Hyundai showrooms. Those five years was excruciatingly long, filled in-between with “will they” or “won’t they” statements. But now that the Veloster is finally in Manila, in the performance-oriented Turbo guise no less, is it worth the wait?

April 8, 2016

MIAS 2016: HARI Says You Want a Hyundai so They Introduce Veloster and Preview Santa Fe

Marking its return to the Manila International Auto Show, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) launches a new brand campaign that focuses on customer-driven innovation. With Ang Gusto Mo, Gusto ng Puso, Hyundai Philippines seems to be taking the pulse of the Filipino car buyer and asking what he or she wants.

November 8, 2012

Hyundai/Kia Admit to Exaggerated Mileage Claims in US

A probe done by the US-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that Hyundai and Kia have both been found guilty of exaggerating a majority of their vehicle's fuel economy claims for the 2012 and 2013 model years. Apparently, the EPA estimates that this practice has been done since late 2010. As such, both of these Korean automakers will compensate the owners of some 900,000 vehicles sold under the now false claims.

April 1, 2012

MIAS 2012: Hyundai Launches Eon, Previews Veloster

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is now the Philippines third largest selling automotive brand. And it seems there's no stopping this Korean freight train has they have launched two new models at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS): the Eon sub-compact hatchback and the Veloster hatchback.

Manufactured in India, the new Eon slots below the i10 has HARI's most affordable car. The retail price of the Eon is a mere P 438,000 and P 498,000 for the range-topping model. Powered by a 0.8-liter (yes, as in 800 cc), the Eon has a peak power of 55 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. More importantly, it promises over 25 km/L in fuel efficiency. Despite being a basic sub-compact, the Eon comes with front power windows, keyless entry, a driver's airbag and an audio system with USB input.

Meanwhile, the Veloster has also been previous at MIAS. Pricing and specifications still haven't been finalized as the Veloster is officially on "preview" mode. However, it's clear from the exterior that the Philippines will be getting the Veloster 1.6 GDi (as opposed to the new turbo-charged model). The Veloster 1.6 GDi will push out 138 horsepower and 167 Nm of torque. This stylish and unique three-door hatchback will slot below Hyundai's sporty and sleek Genesis Coupe in terms of price.

March 16, 2012

Hyundai to Launch Veloster, Eon at MIAS 2012

Things are apparently heating up for the Manila International Auto Show. The biggest annual motoring event, which opens its doors on Thursday, March 29 is already playing host to the Philippine launch of the Subaru XV compact crossover.

Now, it's just been confirmed that Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai cars and commercial vehicles in the Philippines is set to launch the Veloster and Eon at MIAS. The Veloster, which is already grabbing headlines in the North American market for its head-turning looks as well as fun but fuel-efficient drivetrain will be the star of HARI's more than 1,000 square-meter display at the World Trade Center. Meanwhile, the Eon, which is a sub-compact city car designed for the Indian market, will also make its debut at MIAS. The Eon, which is in the same category as the Suzuki Alto should become a game-changer for HARI.

We'll be live from the MIAS floor on March 29, so follow us then!

January 11, 2012

Hyundai Debuts More Powerful Genesis Coupe, Veloster Models

Hyundai must be feeling a bit of pressure from the Scion FR-S/Toyota 86/Subaru BR-Z that it's chosen the 2012 North American International Auto Show to debut a mid-cycle refresh of its best-selling Genesis Coupe as well as its entry-level Veloster coupe.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe, with its 300++ horsepower V6 engine and rear-wheel drive found its way to the heart of every car enthusiast. For the 2013 model year however, the love has grown. The same 3.8-liter V6 engine on the range-topping Genesis Coupe now makes 348 horsepower thanks to direct-injection technology. Meanwhile, the entry-level forced-induction 4-cylinder model sees a power bump to 274 horsepower from 201 thanks to a modified and improved turbo and intercooler set-up. Hyundai is retaining the 6-speed manual transmissions as standard on these two models while offering a new 8-speed automatic as an option.

This mid-cycle refresh also features a new front end, an improved interior with better materials and finishes, a revised and quicker steering rack, new front strut settings and a revised damper setting as well.

Meanwhile, the best-selling Veloster coupe gets an engine the looks deserved. While the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine was okay, the sporty looks of the Veloster dictated that it needed more power under the hood. The result? Hyundai has shoehorned a twin-scroll turbocharger upping the output to 201 horsepower. According to Hyundai engineers, the overall power combined with the Veloster's light curb weight bests the likes of the Volkswagen GTI and Honda Civic Si in power-to-weight ratio. In fact, it's pretty darn close to that of the Mini Cooper S. Capping of the upgrades is a quicker steering rack.

The Veloster Turbo also gets unique exterior upgrades such as a revised grille, front and rear bumpers, tail lamps and center-exiting exhaust.

More photos after the break.

January 4, 2012

Hyundai to Launch All-New Sante Fe in the Philippines in 2012

Photo courtesy of Hyundai Press
Typically, it's hard to coax car makers to reveal their 2012 plans so early in the year. It comes as a big surprise that was able to reveal that HARI (Hyundai Automotive Resources, Inc.) will be unveiling the all-new Santa Fe and possibly two other vehicles this year.

Though details about the all-new Santa Fe are still not readily available at this time, different spy shots reveal that it will gain a similar facia found on the Sonata and Equus sedans. Speculations also point to revised engine choices including the possibility of a turbocharged mill as the range-topping variant.

In the same report, did mention that the new micro car, Eon and Veloster are set to be launched but according to HARI executives, these two vehicles are still "being considered" at this point. But as points out, with the reduction of tariffs between Korea and the ASEAN countries, there's a big, and we mean, big possibility of seeing a more robust (and affordable) line-up from Hyundai.