2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition Offered In Matte Blue Color
There is not that much in the way of major changes with the Veloster Turbo and R-Spec models, but there is still something to get excited about, which is the addition of a new member to the Veloster family.
We are talking about is the 2016 Veloster Rally edition, which was officially unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, and is essentially an R-Spec model with some body and chassis upgrades that make it th sportiest version of the Veloster to date.
As is the case with the T-Spec model, the new Hyundai Veloster Rally edition comes with similar updates that the other members of the family received for the 2016 model year.
The R-Spec model used contrasting side skirts and splitter, but the Rally edition goes the carbon-fiber-like route for those elements. The frame around the grille and the 18-inch alloy wheels have a sporty black finish.
There are still some chrome elements, but they are limited to the badges and the wheel center caps.
Matte Blue exterior color
The special edition Veloster Rally uses model unique badges and an exclusive Matte Blue exterior paint color to further set it apart from the R-Spec.
That color looks fantastic on the sculpted body of the Veloster, which is good, since it is the only color that the Rally Edition comes in.
Many of the features found on the inside of the Rally Edition are the same as the R-Spec. The exception is the addition of black leather sports seats with blue accents, which is a major upgrade over those found in the R-Spec.
The white accents in the R-Spec are silver in the Rally Edition, while the matte blue color is used on the door panels and center console.
Other cool interior features include a B&M racing shifter, which is also found on the R-Spec, and embroidered floor mats.
You don’t really get the full benefit of the Rally Edition until you experience the superior ride and handling. The springs, dampers, and front stabilizer bar have been performance tuned to deliver a precise handling experience.
The custom wheels on the Rally Edition are 18-inch alloys that are lighter than those found on the R-Spec.
While that cuts down on the overall weight of the car, it is not really enough to have a major impact on performance. It does help with dynamics, though, especially with the addition of 225/40R18 tires.
It’s still a few months before the Veloster Rally Edition will show up in dealerships, so pricing is not really clear right now.
The R-Spec is getting a slight price bump to around $22,000, so it’s not too much of a stretch to think that the extra elements on the Rally Edition will take it into $23,000 territory.
This is not a car that is going to be considered a road version of a rally car, but it is a step forward for Hyundai in the hot hatch segment.