RE:MIX model. Okay, so there’s not much to “handle” when it comes to the RE:FLEX, since it’s basically a nicely optioned Veloster with some dress-up bits, but Hyundai will only build 3000 of them, so it should be RE:ally rare.
In place of the RE:MIX’s stealthy, semi-blacked-out look, the RE:FLEX
deploys a comparatively un-subtle, chromed-out appearance. We’re not
huge fans of gratuitous chrome—especially not on wheels—but overall the
special Veloster isn’t offensively shiny; the stuff only adorns the fake
hood vents, door handles, and 18-inch wheels. A manual transmission
isn’t available, meaning buyers can look forward to the Veloster’s base
138-hp 1.6-liter four paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic
transmission. If you’re looking for all-out performance, we’d recommend
skipping the RE:FLEX altogether and seeking out the 201-hp Veloster Turbo. Or a GTI or Ford Focus ST.
Hyundai tosses in the Veloster’s Style package with the RE:FLEX
treatment, netting customers fog lights; piano-black interior trim; an
eight-speaker, 450-watt Dimension audio system; a leather-wrapped
steering wheel and shifter; aluminum pedals; and the oft lusted-after
automatic-up driver’s window. A backup camera is now standard across the
2014 Veloster line, so the RE:FLEX gets one of those, and Hyundai even
gives you RE:FLEX exterior badges for free.
Color choices include RE:FLEX-exclusive Ice Pearl, or Century White,
Vitamin C, Ultra Black, and Boston Red; two interior color schemes, red
and black, are available, and leather seats are included. No word on
pricing as of yet, but expect that information to be RE:leased soon—the
RE:FLEX goes on sale this spring.
Thanks to: Car and Driver