Hyundai reveals all new Veloster at 2018 Detroit auto show
Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster at the North American International Auto Show. The fresh design was a collaborative effort of Hyundai designers from Seoul, South Korea and the U.S. design center in Irvine, California. The new Veloster features an inclusive interior and exterior redesign, powertrain improvements, and a bevy of new and improved infotainment and connectivity features. The 2019 Veloster begins production in March 2018 in Ulsan, Korea, with U.S. market availability in the second quarter of 2018.
The Veloster merges the design appeal of a sport coupe with the adaptability of an extra passenger side back door in an asymmetrical two-plus-one configuration for easier back seat access. From the front, accessible LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights flank a striking new grille design. Functional air curtains add both a visual design cue and an active aerodynamic purpose. Hyundai’s sign cascade grille shape has morphed into a strong, three-dimensional design that sets the sport coupe apart. The roofline has been lowered for an exclusive profile and a distinctive coupe-inspired essence. The fender line is also more coupe-like, and the rear now has a more aggressive integrated diffuser design.
The asymmetrical design brings through to the interior, with a driver-focused interior layout and on the Turbo Ultimate, a contrasting color environment that visually splits the driving cockpit. Each trim level has unique colors, materials, and accents, further differentiating each model with varying hues and textures.
At the heart of the all-new Hyundai Veloster is a 2.0-litre inline-4 petrol engine that churns out 144 bhp of max power and 178 NM of highest torque, mated to a 6-Speed manual or a 6-Speed automatic. While the more powerful Turbo variant, with its 1.6-liter turbo-charged engine puts out maximum power output of 198 bhp and peak torque of 264 NM, mated to a 6-Speed manual or a 7-Speed dual-clutch gearbox.