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2020 Hyundai Veloster is all grown up, but still a bit weird

It's better to drive, it's easier on the eyes and it's still just a little bit off the beaten path.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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Hyundai morphed the Veloster into something that's wildly better to drive, and while it feels more adult, it still hasn't lost that little bit of weirdness that makes it unique.

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The 2020 Veloster feels better put-together before you even turn the key.

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Once you set out on the road, you'll find a solid, competent sports coupe that is ready to compete against some long-time segment darlings.

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The driver side has one big, coupe-like door, but the passenger side has two smaller doors.    

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On the inside of the top-spec Turbo Ultimate trim, the driver and passenger door panels rock different colors.

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Weirdness doesn't beget a super-cramped interior, thankfully.    

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The base Veloster comes with a 2.0-liter I4 good for 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.    

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For a four-grand price premium, the engine changes to a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 putting out 201 hp and 195 pound-feet.    

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If an automaker wants to perform in this segment, it needs to bring its A-game, and this time around, Hyundai did.    

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Keep on scrolling to check out more shots of the Veloster, and don't forget to read our full first drive review!

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