Hyundai Veloster News

2014 Hyundai Veloster: Five Stars In Federal Crash-Testing
2014 Hyundai Veloster: Five Stars In Federal Crash-Testing

The 2014 Hyundai Veloster has been awarded a top five-star Overall rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Looking at individual test results, the Veloster earned four stars in the Frontal Crash category and five stars in the Side Crash category. That included...Read More»

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Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo  -  Driven
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Driven

Ever since our first drive of the standard Hyundai Veloster, we'd been pining for the Veloster Turbo. In fact, after hatching plans to make the Veloster one of our inaugural long-term test cars (there are plenty of Six Month Road Test Veloster exploits to catch up on), we kept second-guessing...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Hyundai Veloster Recall For Shattering Sunroofs Expands

In an expansion of an earlier recall of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster for the potential of panoramic sunroofs to shatter without warning during vehicle use, the Korean automaker is now recalling an additional 6100 2012 model year Velosters over the same issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Recalls 2012 Veloster For Sunroof, Parking-Brake Flaws

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is the subject of two separate voluntary safety recalls announced today: one for sunroofs that could shatter and cause injury, and the other for a parking brake flaw that may allow vehicles to roll away. Sunroof recall The sunroof recall follows a preliminary evaluation by...Read More»

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Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy ratings, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the two Korean automakers. According to Reuters, the suit -- which hasn't...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Today we've turned in the keyfob to our Six-Month Road Test 2012 Hyundai Veloster, and we're taking one more look back at something that's likely a priority for every shopper considering the Veloster: gas mileage. Through six months, we've appreciated its full-featured infotainment system, its...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Infotainment Issues

We've mentioned before that the Hyundai Veloster offers a lot of technology for not a lot of money. While we've been impressed with it, and the infotainment system overall, there's been one nagging issue we can't seem to figure out. And neither could Hyundai. Picture this: you're listening to XM...Read More»

Pandora audio streaming  -  in 2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming

Over the time we've had our High Gear Media long-term Hyundai Veloster test car, we've enjoyed a whole suite of entertainment services that aren't typically wrapped into a vehicle that has a bottom-line sticker of just $22,645. One of them is the capability to stream Pandora Internet Radio from an...Read More»

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EPA Red-Flags Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sorento, 11 Others For Gas Mileage Ratings

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Hyundai and Kia misstated fuel economy stats on 13 models from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years, including on best-sellers such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Sorento. As a result the Korean automakers have been ordered to amend window...Read More»

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Fisker Karma Fires, 2013 Toyota Avalon Driven, Reliability Survey: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Fisker Karmas caught fire after being submerged in salt water and Hyundai announced the Veloster RE:MIX model. Consumer Reports slammed Ford and we drove the new 2013 Toyota Avalon. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. A new report...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Subject of NHTSA Probe Into Shattering Sunroofs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into reports alleging that the panoramic sunroofs on certain 2012 model year Hyundai Veloster compact cars suddenly shattered without warning. The agency’s office of defects investigation (ODI)...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Dealership Service Experience

As much as we cover vehicle shopping, and aspects of the ownership experience, we don't get as much exposure to what's for many busy commuters a twice-a-year experience: taking your late-model car in to the dealership for maintenance. That's one of the reasons why we're keeping Six Month Road Test...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Great American Road Trip Video

Our extended stay with a 2012 Hyundai Veloster wouldn't be complete without a long-distance road trip--and now that we've finally settled back into the daily routine after about 5000 miles in the Veloster, we're ready to report good news on how it suited us on the journey. We've already shown you...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Yellowstone Photo Gallery

By now we are sure you've read all about our great American road trip. Our trip took us from Portland, Oregon to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with dozens of places in between. One of those places was Yellowstone National Park, and boy was it gorgeous. We took the opportunity to take some quick photos of...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Video Update

We're a little more than halfway through our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. So, what have we found? Great fuel economy and technology, and shortcomings with its visibility and rear seat, as you'll see here in our video road test. No doubt, the Veloster's styling can be somewhat...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: How's It Handle A Road Trip?

For those of you who followed along with us on our great American road trip in the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster, we know you've been wondering: what's it like to drive the Veloster for more than 500 miles in one sitting? After spending nearly three weeks driving the Veloster across the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Road-Trip Fuel Economy

Now that we are back from our great American road trip in the Six-Month Road Hyundai Veloster, it's time to crunch some numbers. How did the Veloster fare when it came to fuel economy? We've already noted that our fuel economy in the Veloster has improved since the engine's break-in period. We have...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Rest Stop Reactions

If you've been following our adventures with the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster on social media, then you have already seen some pictures from our great American road trip. Our road trip lasted approximately three weeks and we covered quite a few miles and crossed many state lines during that...Read More»

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