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Hyundai Veloster Details Leaked

Posted in Auto Show, Car Buying, Concept Cars, Detroit Auto Show, Featured, Hyundai, NAIAS, New Cars, Promoted by Kurt Ernst | December 15th, 2010 | 8 Responses |

Hyundai's Veloster concept. Photo: Marcin Cie?lak

The full details on Hyundai’s much anticipated Veloster will be released at next month’s Detroit Auto Show, but Auto Express has learned a few things in advance. First, the car will use a unique “2+1” approach to doors. The driver’s side gets a single door, while the passenger side gets both front and rear doors. This makes rear seat access easier than in a coupe, but discourages rear seat passengers from moving the driver’s seat to get out. Personally, I hate when passengers change my seat back angle, since it takes me about six months to find the right position.

Photo: Marcin Cie?lak

The Veloster will also feature design cues used on the original show car. The A pillars will be blacked out on production versions, the front fascia and hood will retain their chiseled appearance and LED lighting will be used in front and rear. Inside, the Veloster gets a large hatch area, and front seat passengers get a seven inch touchscreen display. This will serve as the Veloster’s infotainment system, and will also accept external media devices ranging from MP3 players through game systems.

Photo: Marcin Cie?lak

The Veloster will be built on the Kia Cee’d platform, and will come with two engine choices. On the low end, buyers will get a 1.6 liter, direct-injection four cylinder, good for 138 horsepower. If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, Hyundai will also build the Veloster with a a turbocharged version of the same engine, good for 205 horsepower. It looks like both models will use Hyudai’s dual clutch gearbox, which is said to increase efficiency by 5% and acceleration by 7% compared to a conventional six speed manual transmission. The Veloster is expected to go on sale by the end of 2011, with Turbo models coming after the launch of the base model.

Source, Auto Express, via Auto Spies

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8 Responses

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  2. Corey says:

    I actually saw a camoed, body-cladded Veloster driving down the highway a couple of weeks ago.

    My coworkers couldn’t understand why I would get so excited to see a Koren hatchback that hasn’t actually been released, but the specs above reaffirm my original supposition: this is going to be a cool car.

  3. Kurt Ernst says:

    I just wish they’d launch the turbo first…

  4. eddie_357 says:

    please stop.looks like a copycat crz,done over the top.what crap.

  5. Kurt Ernst says:

    eddie, if I remember correctly, Hyundai’s been working on the Veloster since before Honda started on the CR-Z. I’ll reserve judgment until I see one in the flesh (and have a chance to get behind the wheel).

  6. eddie_357 says:

    o k, i will wait for your review before i get all negative like that. thanks.

  7. Detroit Muscle says:

    It don’t matter! Made in Korea = Still Crap!

    • Kurt Ernst says:

      Yeah, they said that about German cars in the 50s and 60s, then about Japanese cars in the 70s and 80s. That worked out well, didn’t it?