We wouldn’t call it a full-blown facelift since cosmetic revisions are mostly limited to trims and colors, but Hyundai has revealed the refreshed Veloster in Korea.
The domestic market model sports darker silver trims on the outside and gains three new exterior colors, including a matte paint, while on the inside, Hyundai added two-tone color options for the seats, door and center console trims, and seat belts, a new sports steering wheel with improved grip, plus the company’s latest Blue Link telematic system.
Most notably, the 2015 Veloster receives Hyundai’s new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as a replacement for the conventional six-speed automatic, said to improve both performance and fuel economy.
Hyundai’s Flex Steer system that allows drivers to select between different steering-weight modes also makes its appearance on the car.
Finally, the Koreans added an “engine sound equalizer”, an electronic feature that offers the ability to both adjust the volume and select from six different engine sounds, which of course, are fake.
At this point, and aside from the 7-speed dual clutch transmission, we still don’t know how many of these updates will be present on the European and North American version of the facelifted Veloster.
Story References: Hyundai / TheKoreanBlog