Hyundai Veloster (New Hyundai Coupe) Detroit debut +videoTue, 11 Jan 2011
The Hyundai Veloster Detroit - Hyundai's new 'Utility Coupe'
As we said when we ran the tease for the Hyundai Veloster last week, this here Hyundai Veloster has been a long time coming. Two years after the Hyundai Coupe stopped being made, and more than a year after we ran spy shots of the Veloster, Hyundai finally manage to get a production version of the Veloster on a show stand.
With its funky urban looks – like a squashed coupe version of the Hyundai Curb – the Veloster, complete with asymmetrical doors, promises to be at least as much fun as its progenitor – the Hyndai Coupe – was. Whether it will be as far ahead of the rest of the Hyundai range as the Hyundai Coupe then was, we doubt, but it looks a credible effort from Hyundai.
The Veloster at Detroit comes equipped with a 138bhp four-pot, which won’t endow it with the performance of the old V6 Coupe, but should see it good for over 50mpg and decent – if not exhilarating – performance.
Hyundai’s decsription of the Veloster as a “Utility Coupe – the style of a coupé and the practicality of a hatch” makes it a great fit for today’s buyers. With modest powerplants it may not win every traffic light Grand Prix, but it will make the Veloster a sensibly aspirational car for the young urbans.
For us, it’ll be about how it drives. Still, looks promising.
By Cars UK