The Hyundai Veloster was introduced in January 2011 at the Detroit Auto Show as a replacement for the Hyundai Tiburon. Its first-generation utilizes a 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor that produces a satisfying horsepower of 138 with a torque of 167 Nm.
The second-generation of this sports car was launched in 2018 bearing a refreshed exterior and interior.
The Veloster is one of the more unique coupes in the market today
Displayed on its front is a wide grille paired with LED type headlamps with daytime running lights. Its body is designed based on the Korean automobile company’s Fluidic Sculpture philosophy.
It also features different sized doors that add a quirky and charming appeal. Its sloping rear is designed with LED tail lamps and a spoiler with a high mount stop lamp.
Supporting this premium car that measures 4,240mm long, 1,800mm wide, and 1,409mm tall is a set of durable 18-inch alloy wheels.
Black with red highlights with high-quality plastics dominates its cabin that exudes a youthful vibe. Drivers will adore the power-adjustable seat, tilt and telescopic D-shaped steering wheel with Bluetooth, audio remote, and cruise control, and the legible instrument cluster.
Four fully grown passengers can fit inside its roomy cabin. The rear seats can be split-folded into 60:40. Riders will also enjoy the panoramic sunroof that adds a relaxed and premium touch. Other features include the fully automatic air conditioning system, powered door locks, and windows.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing entertainment inside the cabin is an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is efficiently located on top of the dashboard for maximum visibility and allowing the driver to focus more on the road. It is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In terms of safety, it is built with six airbags at the front, side, and curtains, an anti-lock braking system, a dependable smart key, immobilizer, a rear parking assist system, and a rear camera.
Platform & Chassis
The all-new Hyundai Veloster is based on the PB Platform and is assembled using a unibody chassis fitted with a McPherson Strut suspension at the front and a multi-link suspension at the rear. Braking power comes from discs installed in all corners.
Engine & Drivetrain
Providing power to this sleek and reliable coupe is a 1.6-liter Gamma Turbocharged engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. It is tested to produce a maximum horsepower of 291 with a torque of 264 Nm.