The Veloster is powered by a 138-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with gasoline direct-injection and variable valve timing combined with a six-speed manual transmission. A 201-hp turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter engine powers the Veloster Turbo and is also mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Optional for non-turbo models is a six-speed dual-clutch auto-shift transmission, with a conventional six-speed automatic available for the Turbo. Safety equipment includes six airbags, traction control, stability control, tire pressure monitor, and a Blue Link telematics system. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. The Turbo adds 18-inch wheels, front fog lights, heated leather seats and proximity key entry with push button start. Available options include a panoramic sunroof, backup warning sensors and a navigation system with rearview camera.
The Hyundai Veloster is a carryover for 2013, with the addition of the new Turbo trim.