Revamped Veloster Reportedly Gets New 7-Speed Dual Clutch Gearbox

Up until now, we’ve seen scoop pics of the facelifted Veloster that’s due to debut at next year’s Detroit or Chicago auto show. Surprisingly, though, Hyundai had managed to keep a tight lid on any leaks regarding the car’s specs.

Well, the Korean Car Blog website claims to have obtained exclusive info regarding the changes that will be implemented on the 2015MY Veloster, the compact sports coupe with the quirky styling and that single door for the rear passengers.

The most important is the replacement of the conventional 6-speeder auto with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission in the Turbo version. This Hyundai’s first ever DCT and it was first revealed at this year at the Paris Auto Show.

According to the Korean automaker, the new 7-speed DCT gearbox increases fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and, more crucially for a sports car, improve gearshifts and performance compared to a conventional, torque converter 6-speed auto.

As is common with middle-life model revamps, Hyundai will give the Veloster range some minor changes to differentiate it from the “old” version. These include a silver, instead of body color, trim in the front bumper, HID headlamps, ditching the hood garnish, with the Turbo version getting sports bucket seats and wider, 225/40 tires.

By Andrew Tsaousis

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