MUSCAT: The all-new Hyundai Veloster Turbo was recently launched by Oman’s most popular football star and the Brand Ambassador for Hyundai in Oman – Ali al Habsi at OTE Group’s flagship Hyundai showroom in Wattayah. The arrival of Veloster Turbo will propel Hyundai’s model portfolio in Oman into top gear.

Offering the sportiness of a coupé with the roominess of a sedan, the all-new Veloster will offer customers Hyundai’s signature driving experience through a high powered engine and a selection of savvy specifications and technological infotainment features. Anil Dua, managing director, OTE Group said, “It is a great pleasure to welcome the new Veloster Turbo into the Hyundai portfolio in Oman. It brings new level of sportiness into the Hyundai Range.”

“Veloster Turbo is a driver’s car. It is a fun-to-drive vehicle that offers both power and dynamics,” said Thomas Ninan, senior general manager, OTE Group.

With the success of the Veloster, there has been high demand for launch of Veloster Turbo in Oman. Featuring a more powerful 1.6 Turbo GDI engine, capable of producing a maximum of 204 horsepower and 265Nm of torque, the new Veloster Turbo can reach 100km/h in 8.4 seconds – 1.4 seconds faster than a standard model – and a top speed of 214km/h. It comes with a standard fit 6-speed manual gear box or the option of a 6-speed automatic.

The exterior design upgrades include an updated bigger front grille which comes in a menacing black coating, bolder side sills and a revised rear bumper with diffuser vents. A pair of round tail pipes also contribute to the sporty exterior styling.

In addition to a sportier, sleeker design, the Veloster Turbo is equipped with 17 inch alloy wheels as standard. The steering wheel comes with a choice of three different designs, and the option of adding leather trim. To further enhance the sporty feel of the car, it is equipped with stylish alloy gas/brake pedals.

The Veloster Turbo’s unique 3-door design with glass rear hatch and optional panoramic sunroof gives the interior a spacious feel. As passengers are supported by sportier front seats they can enjoy being surrounded by a sport-bike-inspired dashboard detailed with intricate Turbo stitching.

Once on board, passengers can take advantage of advanced in-car technology via Hyundai’s class-leading multimedia 7-inch touchscreen which allows easy-access technology at the touch of a button.

This dynamic model puts safety first by featuring two airbags and a state-of-the-art braking package which includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum force when a panic stop is detected.

This system is supported by Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions. Hyundai has a strong presence in the passenger vehicles category in Oman with its wide range of Sedans and SUVs, each in various trim variants. Genesis and Centennial in the luxury car segment have been well received in Oman and are growing from strength to strength.

Hyundai sedan range includes Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, the premium series – Genesis and Centennial apart from the trendy Veloster and Grand i10, i10, i20, i30, i40 – the core of cutting edge ‘i’ series cars from Hyundai as a response to the global customer needs. Hyundai SUV range – Tucson, Santa Fe & Grand Santa Fe are definitely the pick of the lot. OTE Group is the exclusive dealer of Hyundai range of vehicles in Oman. With a nationwide network of showrooms and service centres, OTE Group ensures that Hyundai customers are never far from getting high quality after-sales service.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily