Facelifted 2016 Hyundai Veloster Gets 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

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The unusual Hyundai Veloster has received a minor facelift in its home South Korean market. While the car retains its unique profile and most of its earlier design features, the major changes for the 2016 model have been mechanical.

The latest Veloster Turbo will lose its original six-speed transmission in favour of a new 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, which should add some shelf life to the now-familiar three-and-a-half-door Hyundai ‘coupe'. The South Korean version also gets the full quota of 201 horsepower from the 1.6-litre petrol engine.

Minor changes have been realised in the interior, with alterations to the gauge cluster and two-tone colour options for the seat trim. The Veloster also gets new electric engine sound adjustment, which means the car will literally sing to your tune. We'll ahem, reserve our judgement on that one...

Time will tell when these changes will trickle down to Velosters internationally, but further news is expected around the time of the Chicago Auto Show in February.

What are your thoughts on this car? Do you think it could forge a market for itself in a country like ours? Do write in and let us know.

Story first published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 17:35 [IST]
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