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Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX hits Chicago Auto Show

Fri, 07 Feb 2014

We hope Simon LeBon's mysterious “treasure in the dark” wasn't a turbocharger. If the Duran Duran frontman deigns to pick up a Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX, he won't be getting one. The RE:FLEX package, announced at the Chicago Auto Show adds chrome 18” wheels, extra brightwork on the door handles and hood, a passel of LEDs, a pair of light-up doorsills and the standard 138-hp, 1.6L engine.

The top-spec version of the naturally-aspirated asymmetrical coupe includes the Veloster's Style package, featuring a 450-watt sound system, racy aluminum pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Notably, picking up a RE:FLEX is the only way you'll get leather seating in a Veloster without springing for a metal snail under the hood. 3,000 will built. None of them will be available with manual transmissions.

Colors? Ice Pearl, Century White, Vitamin C, Ultra Black and Boston Red. Not offered, but should be: an optional Patrick Nagel wrap. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect it may fall somewhere around $22,500.

By Davey G. Johnson