New 2017 Hyundai Veloster – Release Date and Info

2017 Hyundai Veloster is ready! With an impressive list of available features, distinctive styling, and a reasonable price, the new 2017 Hyundai Veloster is certainly a standout in its class. This three-door hatchback also comes with features such as lots of value for the money, and fuel economy for both of the available engines beneath its hood.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Veloster relese date

Meanwhile as Hyundai plans when its unusual three-door hatchback will go for sale, rumors within the confines of the industry allege its release will most likely take place sometime in the fall of 2017. The base model’s price should be expected at around the current model’s MSRP of $18,000 – a reasonable price indeed especially considering the features available.

Release Date: the fall of 2017

Price: $18,000

Review

2017 Hyundai Veloster side view, orange color, alloy wheels

Anyone smitten by a decently dimensioned car with great fuel economy ratings, and great value for the money should probably shop within the compact hatchback market. True, the number of cars offered here is dizzying, however, what makes the 2017 Hyundai Veloster a standout is its combination of all the aforementioned features plus a reasonable price. Again, its distinctive styling and decent functionality are a plus.

2017 Hyundai Veloster rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

As can be seen, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster has lots to offer. How’s life aboard? You ask. Once you pass through the third door that is located on the passenger side and which offers easier ingress or you sit on the driver’s seat behind the wheel, you’ll definitely notice the value proposition we’ve been mentioning here. Standard features are awash inside and some of which are typically optional on other vehicles in this class.

2017 Hyundai Veloster spy shots

Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster are two engines. The four-cylinder 1.6L engine comes under the hood of the base model and is credited for offering 132 horsepower and 120 lbs. ft. of torque. Springing for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Rally Edition, and the Turbo Spec gets you a potent 201 horsepower – generating 1.6L four-cylinder engine that comes hitched to a six-speed manual transmission system.

2017 Hyundai Veloster exterior, grille and badges

There’re some gripes, though, that should probably get you thinking in the meantime as you decide whether you’d like a test drive or not. The bae engine is rather painstakingly slow. There’s a flurry of impacts into the cabin particularly in the sportier states of tune while cruising on rough surfaces, and the handling isn’t that inspiring.

2017 Hyundai Veloster rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

But while the Hyundai Veloster 2017 meets the basic requirements of a compact hatchback, the segment isn’t without alternatives – better or equaling for that matter. Some of these include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Mazda 3, and Ford Fiesta.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, dashboard, lcd screen

Four trims are provided for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster: Turbo, Turbo Rally Edition, Base, and Turbo R-Spec.

2017 Hyundai Veloster front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard features available for the base Veloster include a dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, full power accessories, a CD player, a USB port, a cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, cruise control, LED running lights and headlights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, a folding rear seatback, and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, leather seats, sun roof

The available Style package is offered as an option and comes with an eight-speaker Dimension premium audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, eighteen-inch wheels, the Blue Link emergency telematics system, a leather-wrapped shift knob, an upgraded interior and exterior trim, and foglights.

2017 Hyundai Veloster auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Upscale features available for the top-of-the-line models include unique wheels, driver lumbar adjustments, foglights, a leather upholstery, different styling elements, sportier suspension system, and a “Matte Blue” paint unique.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Veloster engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster are two mills: a 1.6L four-cylinder and a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder. The former comes equipped under the hood of the base model and is rated at 132 hp and 120 lbs. ft. of torque while the latter is offered for the Veloster Turbo, Rally Edition and the Turbo R-Spec.

2017 Hyundai Veloster 0-60 mph with the Turbo takes 7.7 seconds – a respectable acceleration for this class.

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2017 Hyundai Veloster exterior, front view, gray color

2017 Hyundai Veloster rear view, taillights, tailpipe and badges

2017 Hyundai Veloster side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Hyundai Veloster front view, gray color, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Veloster side view, blue color, alloy wheels
2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Veloster trunk, cargo space

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Newest Release Date for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

With the third generation of the vehicle still going we are getting an updated 2019 Hyundai Tucson. The latest Tucson received its last generation retooling in 2016. The vehicle was released back then and showcased at the Geneva Auto Show. This forthcoming model is going to continue the line of vehicles that are going under the Tucson banner. We are confident that the details that have been released so far will make this car a fairly good one.

There are scarce details about the release date although many details about the car are already familiar. The vehicle will add some much needed changes. These are not going to change things so much but will give a nice refresh to the brand which needed some pampering. All in all, the updated version and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is going to be available for next year. Even though the number in front of the name says 2019, expect to get the car by the end of 2018.

What Price can we Expect for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Generally speaking, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is not going to go beyond the current price so much. With this vehicle you are getting all the perks as the previous one. But you will add some much needed updates that will keep it afloat. In fact, we are liking this car even more by the second. The base price will be somewhere around $22,700 as a base MSRP. It will depend at which trim version you are looking at but the vehicle will not go too much beyond the limit of some of the established models.

It will also depend on the powertrain choice as that too can affect the price in a big way. You can expect all of the previous trim versions to make a comeback and be featured against. It all starts with the base and standard SE, then you have the Eco, Sport and finally the Limited as the highest tier version. The price for the highest trim and also your most expensive offer is about $31,175.

Latest Rumors about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

There were a ton of rumors with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson’s entrance on the scene. First and foremost, most of the people were regarding this as a much bigger updated. Much of the people were expecting to see a lot of changes for the car. This includes them going as far as to state that the Tucson was supposed to get a new generation model. But the new generation vehicle seems implausible for the moment.

First of all, the current third-generation is fairly fresh so it would be illogical for them to change the car now and introduce an entirely new one. It has already proven to be stable and shows a lot of commitment that a lot of the other rivaling cars don’t. Thus the real through is that this is a minor refresh. An update which will not change the car significantly but will help it change just enough in order to be a competitive and stable car on the market.

Exterior Updates and Changes for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Generally speaking, 2019 Hyundai Tucson looks as bold as it ever did. It is a model which will build upon the successes that the previous model has already established and made for it. The hexagonal grill with vertical slats is still there and the front fascia has adopted an interesting and an upright look. The lower apron has horizontally orientated surrounds added, while the LED headlights are wider compared to before.

If you look at the profile, the changes made to the previous car will be kept. This includes the A-pillars that have been positioned a bit towards the back. But now, a sharply rising accent line has been added that runs the course from the front wheel arch and goes all the way to the taillights. It makes it look much more interesting compared to before and seemingly gives it a modern look.

The back end has arguably gone through the least amount of changes. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson keeps the slim taillights and the lower bumper from the last time. This Tucson is a car which has already adopted a more serious theme. The newest SUV is small but is very stable and makes it a very interesting and sharp car to have.

Is the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Adding new Colors?

For now it is not certain what colors will the 2019 Hyundai Tucson add. There is certainly an idea to add new color variants and it would be fabulous part of the new update to have them. The only thing is that they are not coming forward with any news about this matter. The most that we can hope to get is some optional ones becoming a standard choices. But there is also an idea that at least two new color schemes are going to be available. We shall see what will happen about this matter fairly soon.

Dimensions and Size

With the updates that come for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, there are going to be no dimensions changes. With every new vehicle people are often interested in the dimensions. This time this is not going to be an issue as this is an updated and you rarely see size changes made for an updated car. This one is no different and it will keep the same kind of size which we had the last time. It includes a full length of 176.18 Inches and a wheelbase of 105.11 Inches. The height is 64.76 Inches and the width is still 72.83 Inches.

What Happened on the Inside of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Some of the changes that the 2019 Hyundai Tucson are really hard to notice, but they are there. The interior will add some comfort settings and also update the technology which the vehicle is going to have. The soft touch material are going to make driving in this car a real joy. It is also expected that they add some new optional pieces, but more about that to come later. The Tucson is also one of the more spacious cars when it comes to the interior. It allows a lot of interior roominess and makes the passengers feel entirely relax. Let’s also not forget the 31 cubic feet of rear cargo space, which can also be expanded to a maximum capacity of 61.9 cubic feet.

The dashboard is also getting some updates but the layout remains mostly familiar. Actually everything looks much more premium which was the main idea behind the changes that came. All in all, this is not a bad look for the new 2019 Tucson and makes it one of the more favorable looking models. Some special additions which are not available for the Limited version and since the 2019 model include a 315-watt Infinity premium audio system which will also feature Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. Of course there is the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also the higher trim levels have upgraded fabrics on the door panel which makes it a lot more comfortable here.

Engine Choices for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

There are going to be no changes when it comes to the powertrain offers for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson. These are all going to be completely transferred from the outgoing model. This means that the European version will offer two versions of the 1.6-liter gasoline engine, a naturally inspired one and a turbocharged version. The former one makes 133 horsepower while the latter is rated at 174 horsepower. With the base engine you get to use a six-speed manual transmission and the turbocharged one is going to use a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

There are also three diesel choices available. A 1.7-liter unit making 113 horsepower and combined with a six-speed manual transmission. Next comes the 2.0-liter powerplant which creates 134 horsepower or 181 horsepower and is matted to a six-speed manual or the seven-speed DCT.

Unfortunately, the North American crowd will still only have two engine choices to choose from. We are talking about the already familiar four-cylinder engines, the first one is the 2.0-liter which makes 164-horsepower, while the secondary one is an optional choices, a turbocharged 1.6-liter, making 175-horsepower.

Top Speed and 0-60 mph

With no changes to the 2019 Hyundai Tucson engine lineup, there are going to be no changes when it comes to the performance. So the vehicle is still capable of getting to 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph is also available as before. There was really not need to make changes here.

2019 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Economy

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is equally sticking to the same fuel economy. Even though this was a segment that could have been improved upon, they saved it for a different time. The car consumes 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

2017 Hyundai Sonata – Release Date, News and Rumors

If plenty of passenger room, lots of standard and optional features, a solid built quality, easy-to-use controls, and a smooth and comfortable ride, the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata is certainly the way to go. Its release date, although unconfirmed as of the writing of this review, should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Hyundai Sonata front angle, headlights and grille

Read plenty of reports about the industry (what, you really mean you don’t?) and you’ll realize that crossovers are steadily supplanting the midsize sedan as the preferred American family vehicle of choice. However, the Sonata, as of last year, sold greater number of units than both of Hyundai’s crossovers combined. This isn’t a surprise considering the Sonata is an “A” rated sedan that is capable of even enticing its skeptics.

2017 Hyundai Sonata rear view, silver color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Some of the changes to expect from the new sedan include a new 7” infotainment system that now replaces the outgoing 5” unit. It is now more responsive and perfectly laid out and minimizes input errors by its sheer size. The newest Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system comes with both upgraded Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone functionality. The new system tacks on Google destination search, automatic emergency contact notification, remote ignition, and all the lengthy list of features in the previous model.

2017 Hyundai Sonata front view, blye color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Quite frankly, the new infotainment system is just one of the many significant appealing factors in the new model. Its interior, for instance, is comfortable and cavernous. The backseat is large and comfortable enough to ferry adult friends and kids. The driving quality is smooth and you shouldn’t expect it to feel like your grandpa’s Oldsmoboat during highway cruises. The luxury features and technologies are offered in plenty even for its basic model.

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

But even so, there are other vehicles in the midsize sedan segment that should also be considered, as they too offer a plethora of appealing features. These competitors include the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, and Ford Fusion.

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Available Trims – Hyundai Sonata 2017

Trims offered for the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata include the Hybrid, SE, Sport, Eco, Limited, Limited 2.0T, and Sport 2.0T. However, the Sonata Hybrid review is substantively covered elsewhere on this blog.

Exterior & 2017 Hyundai Sonata Interior Review

2017 Hyundai Sonata steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The base 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE offers a seven-inch touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, a rear folding 60/40-split seatback, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rear lip spoiler, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, full power accessories, a USB port, BlueLink Telematics, automatic climate control, and automatic headlights.

2017 Hyundai Sonata front view, silver color, headlights and grille

Next up is the Sonata Sport model, it offers an eight-way driver powered seats, LED daytime running lights, and simulated suede upholstery. In addition to all these, the Sonata Eco adds 17” alloy wheels, distinct body styling tweaks, dual exhaust with chrome tips, and a special fuel-economy-focused engine.

Several options bundled into Premium and Tech packages are offered for the Sonata Sport rim model. these include an automatic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a navigation system, a sunroof, an upgraded audio system, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, and an eight-inch touchscreen display.

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Springing for the Sonata Limited trim model gets you heated rear seats, LED taillights, a six-way passenger power seat, a leather upholstery, a sunroof, and all the features of the Sport model.

Upgrading to the Sonata Sport 2.0T gets you 18” wheels, a steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, 18” wheels, heated rear seats, woof grain trim, xenon headlights, a sport-tuned steering and suspension system, and an aft diffuser.

2017 Hyundai Sonata auto show, side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Finally, the Sonata Limited 2.0T winds up the trim lineup with its list of features: rear window sunshades, automatic high-beam control, a panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker premium audio system, driver memory settings, adaptive cruise control, ventilated and heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, pre-collision automatic braking system, lane-departure warning system, and engine stop-start.

2017 Hyundai Sonata rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Sonata Engine Specs

Three engines are offered for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata: a four-cylinder 2.4L good for 185 hp and 178 lbs. ft. of torque offered for the Limited, Sport, and SE models; 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 260 pounds-ft. of torque and 245 horsepower available for the 2.0T models; and a turbocharged 1.6L four cylinder mill offered exclusively for the Sonata Eco trim model.

2017 Hyundai Sonata engine

Their mpg figures, top speeds, and other detailed specs are still under wraps as of now. But it is expected Hyundai will unveil them sometime before its release date.

Rumors suggest the 2017 Sonata Hybrid will be offered with a new powertrain that will aid it break the 40 mpg mark. As of now, the Hybrid Limited mpg figures stand at 39 city/43/41 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Sonata Release Date

2017 Hyundai Sonata Release date

An MSRP starting from $26,000 should be expected for the Sonata Hybrid Sedan, and $21,750 for the Sonata Sedan. They should go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

Gallery – photos

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Sonata side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata front view, black color, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Sonata trunk

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, dashboard, steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather back seats