HYUNDAI TURBO R-SPEC MODEL JOINS VELOSTER LINE-UP

New R-Spec Model Provides a More Focused Performance
Package for Tuners and Enthusiasts

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2013 – Hyundai today announced the
addition of the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to its line-up at the Los Angeles Auto
Show. The heart of the R-Spec is the responsive, aftermarket-tunable 1.6-liter,
direct-injected, turbocharged engine, along with unique design cues, enhanced
chassis tuning, a B&M Racing® Sport Shifter, and the lowest price point in
the Veloster Turbo lineup. R-Spec production will begin in December 2013 with
availability in early February 2014.

Veloster Turbo R-Spec is the fourth R-Spec model in Hyundai’s lineup,
following in the footsteps of Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, Genesis Coupe 3.8
R-Spec and Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. R-Spec represents the ultimate performance
version of each of these models. For Veloster Turbo R-Spec, sport suspension and
steering settings have been retuned for optimum responsiveness, with higher
spring rates and a more rigid transmission mount. On the powertrain side, R-Spec
is available only with the 6-speed manual transmission, and a short-throw
B&M Sport Shifter has been added for a tighter, more direct shift feel.

2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec
Highlights

  • Unique R-Spec suspension and steering tuning for enhanced agility and
    feel
  • 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with new shift knob design
  • Short-throw B&M Racing® Sport Shifter for a tighter, high-precision
    shift feel
  • Red exterior accents on front splitter and side blades (optional; later
    availability)
  • Red leatherette bolsters with red/black cloth insert sport seats (in lieu of
    standard leather on other Veloster Turbo models)
  • R-Spec embroidered-logo floor mats and R-Spec exterior badging
  • Lowest MSRP Veloster Turbo model: $22,110, including $810 destination
    charge

“We’re thrilled to add the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to our growing family of
enthusiast-oriented R-Spec models”, said Scott Margason, director, product
planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The R-Spec takes the Veloster theme of
affordable performance to an entirely new level that is sure to appeal to
driving enthusiasts.”

On the exterior, R-Spec adds a sporty red-accented front splitter and side
blades, with R-Spec badging on the rear hatch. Inside, red leatherette bolsters
with red/black cloth insert sport seats complement special embroidered-logo
R-Spec floor mats for a sporty ambience. Veloster Turbo R-Spec will be available
in four colors: Elite White, Ultra Black, Marathon Blue, and exclusively for
2014 Veloster, Sprint Gray.

In keeping with its purist driving focus, some standard equipment from the
Turbo model has been deleted from the R-Spec, such as proximity-key entry with
push-button start, premium gauge cluster, side-repeater mirrors, driver’s
auto-up window, high-gloss interior cues and full-faced heated leather
seats.

Adding to the focused driving experience for all 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec
and Turbo models is Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering
feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and
powertrain control systems, improves dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic
driving. TVC uses wheel-speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply
precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This
active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing
wheelspin, for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall,
TVC provides Veloster Turbo R-Spec drivers with an incremental margin of
cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.

Inside the cabin, 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models receive Active
Sound Design (later availability), which provides richer in-cabin powertrain
resonance for an even more involving driving experience, especially during
spirited driving.

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