The Hyundai Veloster is a compact sports coupe that replaces the popular Hyundai Coupe - Hyundai's previous sports car. It comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 140bhp in standard form or 184bhp in the Veloster Turbo. It also features Hyundai's first dual-clutch transmission. Other highlights include a clever 2+1 door layout and Hyundai's clever new BlueDrive system, which provides real-time information to the driver regarding crash notification and up-to-date vehicle analysis.
- Clever door layout
- Good value for money
- Fun to drive
- Limited headroom
- Slightly underpowered
- Hyundai badge can't match Volkswagen for image
The Hyundai Veloster is the Korean brand's replacement for the stylish Hyundai Coupe. It's aggressively styled, with a low nose and high rear, and the Veloster has a unique door layout, with a single driver's door and two doors on the passenger side. It's designed to compete with the Peugeot RCZ and Honda CR-Z, and is available with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 138bhp in standard form or 184bhp in the more aggressive looking Turbo model. It is offered with a six-speed manual or dual clutch automatic gearbox and is competitively priced, as it undercuts its coupe opposition considerably.