Hyundai Veloster — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Hyundai Veloster is a sports car (C-segment in Europe) manufactured by the South Korean marque Hyundai. It went on sale in 2011. Its name comes from the combination of the words ‘Velocity‘ and ‘Roadster‘.

The Veloster arrived in late 2011 as a replacement for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Hyundai Coupe (also known as Hyundai Tiburon).

The first generation Veloster was produced on the Hyundai-Kia PB platform. It was a coupe with gasoline-only versions that was marketed in standard and turbo versions. During this generation, racing versions of this vehicle were also launched. The Veloster had only 1.6 4-cylinder engines developing between 130 and 186 hp.

The second generation Veloster would arrive in 2018 with a very different design from the previous stage. It kept its asymmetrical door design and added multiple safety and equipment improvements. In 2019, the South Korean brand launched the Veloster N, the performance version of this sports car. It equipped a turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine coupled to a dual-clutch gearbox and with an output of 275 hp.

The Veloster was sold for 2 generations in total. In 2022, after the second generation did not end up selling well in North America, Hyundai decided to stop production except for the Veloster N version. Among the competitors of the Veloster we have vehicles of the same style as the Toyota GT86 – Subaru BRZ, the Volkswagen Scirocco or the Honda CR-Z. It also rivaled the sports versions of vehicles such as the Seat Leon, the Renault Megane or the Opel Astra.

Hyundai Veloster. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Hyundai Veloster models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Hyundai Veloster.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Hyundai Veloster I – First Generation (FS) (2011)

Coupe (FS)

Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Hyundai Veloster Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • G4FD 1.6 GDI 140 CV (2011 – 2017)
  • G4FC 1.6 MPI 130 CV (2015 – 2017)
  • G4FC 1.6 MPI 132 CV (2011 – 2017)
  • G4FJ 1.6 T-GDI 186 CV (2012 – 2017)

Hyundai Veloster II – Second Generation (JS / JSN) (2018)


Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Hyundai Veloster Gen 2.

Petrol Engines

  • G4LD 1.4 T-GDi 140 CV (2018)
  • G4FJ 1.6 T-GDi 204 CV (2018)
  • G4NH 2.0 MPI 150 CV (2018)
  • G4KH 2.0 T-GDi 250 CV (2018)
  • G4KH 2.0 T-GDi 275 CV (2018)

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