Hyundai Veloster coupe

Price  £17,000 - £22,000

Hyundai Veloster coupe

reviewed by Carbuyer

  • Clever door layout
  • Good value for money
  • Fun to drive
  • Limited headroom
  • Slightly underpowered
  • Hyundai badge can't match Volkswagen for image

What you get in the Hyundai Veloster is the Korean company's latest attempt to build a coupe without compromising practicality - and first impressions of the 2012 car are good. There's actually a lot of space inside for four adult passengers, which is great considering it's a stylish, well-proportioned car on the outside. Once you also consider the large boot and clever rear door set-up, you have a sleek coupe with the practicality of your average small family car on your hands. However, the engine line-up is disappointing and lets the car down overall, while the lack of any diesel engine will send high-mileage drivers elsewhere. Which is a shame because, with its agile handling and comfortable ride, the Veloster could easily take on the VW Scirocco and Audi TT in the hard-fought, desirable coupe market. Having said that, if you can live with the increased running costs and slightly underwhelming performance, the Veloster is a stylish alternative to its mainstream rivals. The Hyundai Veloster comes in four specifications – entry-level, Blue Drive, Sport and top-of-the-range Turbo.