new Hyundai Veloster 2011, prices review and specs : Hyundai’s new Veloster is essentially the replacement for Hyundai’s front-wheel drive Coupe, but the concept is all new: gone are the two-door coupe lines, replaced by an asymmetric hatchback/coupe crossover. There are traces of Citroen DS3 at the front, of the Renaultsport Megane in the rear three-quarter, a dash of Honda CR-Z here, a sprinkle of Mini there, but the key talking point is that asymmetric door design: there are two doors on the passenger side, yet only one on the driver’s side. Read on for CAR’s review of the new Hyundai Veloster.
The Veloster Turbo will feature a 1.6-liter GDI turbo powerplant capable of 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. That’s not exactly game-changing power, but keep in mind that the little Veloster weighs all of 2,600 pounds, giving the little coupe a 12.48-pounds-per-pony ratio. And if the Veloster Turbo does indeed feature the 1.6-liter, we’re thinking the little ride’s laudable 40 mile per gallon highway fuel economy bogey won’t be affected all that much.
The highlight of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster line-up is the i-Catcher trim which offers premium features such as navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, smart-key with start button, as well as electrically adjustable and heated front seats. The top-of-the-range Veloster i-Catcher starts at 29.995 Euros in Netherland.