The first thing you'll notice about the Veloster (or second, depending on which side of the car you're standing) is the third door on the coupe's passenger side. Hyundai claims that by using two shorter doors on this side of the vehicle, it is able to both ease entrance into the Veloster's rear seat and ease parking by shortening what would be one longer door. It makes sense, but is a little odd. Fortunately, we like odd.… Read more
Last month, Hyundai gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming Veloster sport coupe, set to be revealed at the 2011 Detroit auto show. This week, we get a second look at the Veloster that reveals that the coupe isn't exactly a coupe after all. It has four doors, but not in the way that you might expect.
At first, the teaser shot (depicted above) appears to illustrate a five-door hatchback design. However, closer inspection reveals that the Veloster will feature an asymmetrical design with a single door on the driver's side and a pair of doors on … Read more
There have been rumblings and spy shots floating around the Internet for some time, but today Hyundai makes its upcoming compact sport coupe official with the launching of a teaser campaign for the 2011 Hyundai Veloster.
The teaser site doesn't show much more than a countdown to the vehicle's unveiling at the 2011 Detroit auto show on January 10. However, a teaser video found on the automaker's YouTube channel (embedded below) lets us know that the coupe will feature a direct-injected engine--likely a four-cylinder--mated to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox that delivers an estimated 40 mpg. Those numbers … Read more
The successor to the Hyundai Tiburon will be a smaller and less expensive car, the company says.
The new car will be "positioned below the current Tiburon," said John Krafcik, acting CEO of Hyundai Motor America. The car is expected in 2011.
"It will have a lower price point, kind of eco sport positioning, where it is not going to be all about performance," he said. "It is going to be very fuel efficient. It is going to be stylish, a real nice complement to the Genesis coupe."
The car will share a front-drive … Read more