Designed to compete with the Mini Cooper and Scion tC, the Veloster features a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) and 123 lb-ft (167 Nm) of torque.
Hyundai's highly-anticipated Veloster has been officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Designed to compete with the Mini Cooper and Scion tC, the coupe features motorcycle-inspired styling that is highlighted by black A-pillars, muscular wheel arches, LED-infused headlights, a center-mounted dual exhaust, and 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inchers are optional). While Hyundai calls the Veloster a three-door coupe, the car actually has four-doors as there's two traditional front doors, a hatch, and a unique forward-hinged rear door (on the passenger side) which improves access to the back seat.
Inside, the cabin boasts best-in-class interior room as well as metallic accents, a seven-inch touch-screen display (with integrated Pandora radio), Bluetooth connectivity, and Blue Link telematics. If that isn't nice enough, options include aluminum pedals, a panoramic sunroof, a 450-watt Dimension audio system, and GPS navigation.
Under the hood, power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) and 123 lb-ft (167 Nm) of torque. It is mated to a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed DSG. Performance specifications haven't been released, but Hyundai expects the 2,584 lb (1,172 kg) Veloster will be able to return 40 mpg highway.
Check out the press release for additional information