Beirut – May 8, 2014: Century Motor Company is proud to announce the official debut of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo in Lebanon, following the successful completion of a rigorous round of testing to ensure this new compact sport coupe can live up to the driving conditions of Lebanon and the Middle East. The extensive test drive was carried out over a 9-month period, covering 160,000 km, and confirmed the Veloster Turbo’s reliability and suitability for the Middle Eastern market, and its promise to be the next big hit among the youth of Lebanon.
The Original Veloster has already hailed as one of the top hatchbacks in the Lebanese market for its innovative design, sporty looks and funky colors. Now its next-in-line relative, the Veloster Turbo, only got better with its 204 horsepower turbocharged engine. Praised among the youth, the Turbo features the same innovative three-door coupe design with the functionality of a hatchback and is set to attract even more young customers looking for increased power and an aggressive sporty look.
Powered by a new 1.6-liter Turbo-charged Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) 4-cylinder engine equipped with 6-speed manual or 6-speed tiptronic transmission, the 204 hp Veloster Turbo faces off against its competition with a better power-to-weight ratio as well as a unique sport-tuned steering and suspension hardware set. Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) adds to the impressive performance of the Veloster Turbo, generating a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per liter.
The twin-scroll turbocharger uses a unique, industry-first design to maximize performance and durability. Additionally, the twin tip central stainless steel exhaust, tipped in chrome and stylishly shaped and built into the rear bumper, gives the Veloster Turbo an abundance of sporting character.
The Turbo offers a Central Console with a Navigation system that supports both Arabic and English. The switches and controls to access its convenient multimedia functions are placed within easy reach on the central console. A large, 7-inch LCD touch screen displays all information, while users can easily plug in external devices thanks to USB and AUX connections.
For maximum entertainment, the Veloster Turbo features a premium sound system with a central speaker, external amplifier and subwoofer; and comes fully equipped with steering wheel controls for maximum convenience.
And since safety comes first, the Veloster Turbo is equipped with an exceptional level of standard safety features for the compact coupe segment, from Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), to Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), Traction Control System (TCS), a state-of-the-art 4-wheel disc braking package and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The coupe also features six airbags including dual front, seat-mounted front-impact and side curtains.
The Veloster Turbo is a car that best conveys Hyundai’s new thinking. It is set on solid ground to further broaden Veloster’s hero role in the Hyundai line-up to attract the next generation of buyers. Its powerful, high-tech and fuel-efficient attributes will make Veloster Turbo the ultimate entry in the compact sport coupe segment.