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Monday, January 15 2018 14:39

#NAIAS: The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo & Veloster N debut in Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One

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At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2019 Veloster Turbo and its high-performance counterpart, Veloster N.  While Veloster Turbo and Veloster N do not arrive in U.S. showrooms until later this year (second quarter 2018 for Veloster Turbo and fourth quarter 2018 for Veloster N), gamers can get behind the virtual wheel much sooner, as both cars will join the official roster of drivable vehicles in Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox and Windows 10. Both cars become available in-game as part of a free downloadable content pack on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Check out a video preview below!

From the Official Announcement: "In a way, this is a homecoming for Veloster," said Dean Evans, chief marketing officer, Hyundai Motor America. "Remember that when the original Veloster Turbo was unveiled in 2012 here in Detroit, it simultaneously made its debut in the Forza franchise. It's thrilling to collaborate with Microsoft and Turn 10 again to put the next-gen Veloster in Forza Motorsport 7. Forza is more than just a game. It's a vibrant and active community of auto enthusiasts that includes dedicated in-game racers, painters, tuners, and photographers. That diverse group is reflective of the customers we want to reach with Veloster, and we're excited to put them behind the wheel, starting tomorrow."

Forza players will be able to fully appreciate the unique design of the 2019 Veloster Turbo and Veloster N thanks to Forza Motorsport 7's Forzavista feature. Each car is rendered in exacting detail, and users can explore every detail, from the signature asymmetric bodystyle, to the cockpit layout, to the engine bay. Once players have the cars in their garages, they can further take advantage of Forza Motorsport's deep personalization options to make their 2019 Velosters their own, including new wheels, powertrain and suspension upgrades, custom dynamic tunes, and unique paint schemes and racing liveries.

As part of the ongoing rollout of the 2019 Veloster, Forza Motorsport 7 players can also look forward to additional Veloster-related in-game opportunities such as Rivals events. More details will be made available about those plans in the future.

"The new Veloster is a unique vehicle with a lively vibe about it. I can't wait to see how the Forza community takes Veloster Turbo and Veloster N and transforms them into extensions of their own personalities," said Dean Evans. "Platforms like Forza give us access to a sophisticated and knowledgeable audience of car lovers—current and aspiring drivers alike. This is a really fun and exciting day for all of us at Hyundai."

For more: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/2019-veloster/index.aspx

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