Hyundai brought out its new Veloster compact car and it's ready for production.

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The Veloster looks, at first, like a three door hatchback.

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Walk around to the passenger side and you'll see that the Veloster has an extra door. This asymmetrical design aids in rear passenger entrance and egress.

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The Veloster has a low slung design and a high beltline. Also check out the center exhaust tips.

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At the other end, the Veloster features a dramatic interpretation of Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design language, with deep creases and rear swept headlamps.

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The Veloster's hood features a pair of faux vents on its hood, lending to its sporty appearance.

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The Veloster features an insect-like appearance. Perhaps it's the grasshopper shade of green.

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A spacious hatch can be further expanded thanks to fold down rear seats.

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Yes, that's a six-speed manual transmission.

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The Veloster will also be the first production vehicle to feature Hyundai's new Blue Link telematics and infotainment system.

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Large 17-inch wheels feature inset color accents.

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The 2012 Veloster hits showroom floors later this year at an MSRP of about $17k.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster, a sporty compact with an asymmetrical door configuration.

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