Thank you for coming here! That 9.7 is so disappointing!Hi all, I am the guy who make the videos. My name is Robert Adam, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
I do not speak English so good, that's why our videos are in Romanian.
You are looking at the Veloster 1,6l GDi with 140 horse power. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is in 9,7s (I do change gears very fast, I do that for a living...).
The car is very good, handling is sharp, firmly but confortable, I think the suspension is very good.
It is spacious, very good built quality (except the horrible interior in roof area, along with poor quality of sun protectors), in the back seats the heads of passenger will hit the rear window (car has a sticker with a note in that matter).
Very good gear shifting, a lot of interesting things in the engine compartment (clever mounting of many stufs).
In this version we have for the movies, I notice the lack of Bluetooth system, the car has no rain sensor and also no Mute button for the audio system.
Please ask, If you want more details.
Thanks KnightRose for link. You can also search in site other models of Hyundai, we have detailed videos of new Elantra, ix35, i20.
I am in the videos, I have 1,73 m. Space for legs is very good, but the car has a note (you can see it when I open the boot), a warning, when closing the boot, you can hit the heads of the passengers in the back seat. A man of 1,8 m size I guess is touch the rear back window with his head.Turatti, how tall was the person in the videos that was sitting in the back seat? It seemed like leg room was decent, but head room is lacking.
Please, be aware, this engine (1,4 GDi 140 HP) is not turbo, is a normally aspirated, gasoline direct injection engine. A turbo engine for Veloster, with 208 CP, is expected in 2012.I will watch that later. One thing to consider is that the euro spec cars may be much different option wise then out North American ones with things like Bluetooth and back-up sensors, colours, safety.
9.7 does seem awfully slow. How was this determined? VBOX data logger, 5th wheels, radar, time/distance, stopwatch?
From my experience, turbo cars generally require premium fuel, synthetic and/or different oil or lower maintenance intervals. My Genesis has been totally problem free.