• Jun 8, 2010
2012 Hyundai Veloster – Click above for high-res image gallery

When Hyundai launched the Genesis coupe in 2009, we were told that it would not be a direct replacement for the outgoing Tiburon. That would be the role of the Veloster concept from 2007. We've been seeing spy shots of Veloster prototypes for several months now and if the latest reports are to be believed, it could appear in production form at the Paris Motor Show in September.

The compact front-wheel drive coupe is expected to be powered by a 1.6-liter direct injected inline-four with at least 140 horsepower. However, if the rumors are accurate, the Veloster could be available in an optional 200-hp turbocharged version. The turbo may even get a dual clutch gearbox, a first for Hyundai. Europeans are expected to get first crack at the Veloster early in 2011 while Americans will have to wait until next summer.



[Source: Hyundai-Blog]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      140HP/40MPG/lightweight/inexpensive? Sounds like a real modern day CRX.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Front will be alot like the new Elantra. 'almost' revealed spy pic was on insideline few days ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hyundai pioneers a new body style--the hunchback coupe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      center exit exhaust?
      • 4 Years Ago
      See Honda? Hyundai's doing it right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      dang looks nice, rly looking forward to it. from the 5th pic it looks like a 5-door but in the 6th pic it looks like a 3-door, seems like a 2nd set of doors wouldn't fit...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very curious what this will look like when it's finally introduced. The overall proportions actually make it look kind of awkward, but that could easily be the camo.

      I'd also be interested in seeing how this fits into Hyundai's lineup - the Gen Coupe starts at $22k, so my guess is that this Veloster is going to range from around $16k and top off at around $23k.

      I do have to say though, that from what can be seen in the shyshots, that interior is a total rip of the upcoming Ford Fiesta.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This, the juke, the more blown awd budget awesomeness the better!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm.. not revealing enough :(

      Hopefully they don't F this one up like they did the Soul; that could have been a cool car.. but that rear end... ugh!

      140hp 1.6L DI motor... i can sign up for that. High revving? :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a cool car, but i can't get over the misplaced rear tail lights.
        Kumail
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think the rear of the Soul looks awesome. Plus its distinguishable so it builds brand image, for better or for worse is in the eyes of the looker.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know style is subjective, but I'm VERY happy the rear lights on the Soul aren't placed horizontally like the Cube's or at the lower haunches like a Caravan. Also, the amber turn signals are great and I wish more cars in the U.S. would have them!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I know that we've seen the concept car before, but this camo-ed version seems to be a 4 (or 5) door. Unless that is a really short passenger door.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If this ends up being offered a 5-door, then I think I have found my family car :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it looks like it has doors a la Honda Element,
        something like the RX-8. Might be worthy of a lookys when it comes out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want this with the 2.0L turbo making 275hp. That motor gets 35mpg in a sonata! Ill take a 4-5 mpg hit for almost DOUBLE the horsepower!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        haha I don't think Hyundai wants this car to be faster than the 2.0T Genesis Coupe (is the turbo Sonata already faster?). And the body style looks weird for a car that's supposed to replace the Tiburon
      Kumail
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even though it will be coming late, I'm just happy that we'll be getting it. Hopefully it'll cost somewhere around (under?) $16,000.
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