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

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.

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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

2020 Hyundai Elantra Release Date, Review and Info

Providing plenty of value and style, a comfortable and well-appointed cabin, the new 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes with plenty of talents and performance. Some of the defining aptitudes for the new model includes a ling warranty coverage, a quiet cabin, a feature and technology galore, and a spacious cargo volume. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2019.

2020 Hyundai Elantra exterior, alloy wheels

A first for the 2020 model includes a keyless ignition and entry, standard automatic climate control, and standard leather seats.

The new and redesigned Elantra offers quite an impressive list of technologies and features that will undoubtedly give the vehicle a competitive edge. Ever since the vehicle debuted back in 2011, the vehicle has continued with a laudable growth curve and has exceeded all other major models in terms of the tenure.

2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view, white color, taillights

Youthful rivals have had a tough giving the Elantra a run for its money. Despite its long existence, the vehicle hasn’t aged a day as Hyundai has consistently offered a refreshing appeal and stuffed it with latest features. The same exponential growth continues with the 2017 model. The vehicle comes with upscale features including but not limited to a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and LED running lights. Things even get better if you opt for the top-rated Limited and Sport trims.

If you are seating there and looking for greying signs, you’ll find none! This, therefore, means the new Elantra is now better and more confident on the road and offers irresistible looks and interior appeal.

2020 Hyundai Elantra rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Available Trims – Hyundai Elantra

The sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base SE, mid-trims Value Edition and Limited, and the top-of-the-line Sport trims.

Exterior Review & Interior Pictures – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Elantra base SE trim offers a trip computer, full power accessories, 15” steel wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, air-conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and satellite radio.

2020 Hyundai Elantra side angle, silver color

Optional on the SE is the Popular Equipment package that comes bundled with 16” wheels, steering wheel mounted audio controls, foglights, heated mirrors, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 4.3” touchscreen display, a sliding rear armrest, illuminated vanity mirrors, extendable sun visors, a rearview camera, a sliding center armrest, and blind-spot monitor.

The Value Edition adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, and a sunroof.

2020 Hyundai Elantra interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Opting for the Limited trim adds adjustable steering effort, Blue Link telematics, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, LED accents, projector headlights, 17” wheels, and LED taillights.

Optional features available for the Limited trim includes an upgraded audio systems, a navigations system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and a sunroof.

2020 Hyundai Elantra interior, steering wheel and leatherr seats

Finally, the Sport trim comes featuring a sport-tuned suspension and steering steel, heated rear seats, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, black exterior accents, a more powerful engine, and exterior heated mirrors.

Engine Specs – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The SE, Value Edition, and the Limited trims come equipped with a four-cylinder 1.8L engine rated at 145 horsepower and 130 pounds of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is the default system, while the auto is available as an option but standard on the Limited and Value Edition trims.

During our own test drive, the Limited trim was able to saunter to 60 mph from standstill in just 9.7 seconds.

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings of the manual-equipped SE stands at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2020 Hyundai Elantra engine

Regardless of the trim, the rest return EPA ratings of 28/38/32 mpg.
The figures are solid, however, window-shopping for other alternatives will reveal that there are other vehicles in the same segment which offer better fuel economy ratings.

Finally, the performance-themed 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 173 horsepower and 154 pounds of torque. During our test drive, the automatic-equipped 2017 Hyundai Elantra sauntered from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds.

Its EPA ratings stand at 24/34/28 mpg with the manual, and 24/35/28 for the automatic-equipped Sport model.

Release Date & Price – 2020 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2020 Hyundai Elantra front view, red color

Excited about the Elantra? If yes, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $17,250 for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to be available in U.S dealerships sometime during the 4th Q.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra exterior, blue color

2020 Hyundai Elantra exterior, side view

2020 Hyundai Elantra black color, alloy wheels

2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view, red color

2020 Hyundai Elantra front view, grille and taillights

2020 Hyundai Elantra trunk

2020 Hyundai Elantra dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob