• Jul 13, 2010
Hyundai Veloster out testing – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Hyundai's new Veloster sports coupe (or is that Tiburon or something else?) aims to write another chapter in the book of Hyundai's relentless pursuit of market share when it launches next year, and in this latest video, we see a still heavily camouflaged prototype running around with the likes of the Volkswagen Scirocco – a similarly sized sportster. Thanks for the Euro-spec comparison test idea, Hyundai.

The Veloster aims to best Stateside competitors like the Honda CR-Z in terms of fuel economy, and Hyundai is on record as saying that the new coupe should achieve more than 40 miles per gallon without any sort of hybrid powertrain. It's expected that Hyundai will have its new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, and we hope that the end result is a car that's not only efficient, but truly fun to drive.

Hit the jump to see Hyundai's sporty prototype out on the street.



[Source: Auto Motor und Sport via YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing is going to look funky. I want to see all the X6 haters come out and fall in love with this thing. Total hypocrisy is upon us.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let's show some respect for Hyundai's focus on functional as well as fun.

      Given the target ( Scirocco )l, I think we can assume fun with fuel efficiency. It makes me think of the old Scirocco or Gen 1 Civic SI hatchback.

      This should be very interesting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Predictions, predictions.
      The veloster will smoke all the cars in his class. Who care about it ? Honda, Toyota,
      Nissan Na. All automaker are praying Hyundai expand his line of cars, a full line, full
      inventory, then they will act. It a mistake a la GM, Toyota and they learned the lesson.
      Hyundai is a company that seen not care about profit. When was the last time we
      know if hyundai loss money or made a profit ?.
      Honda has ever stated that they arent looking to be the biggest automaker because
      this end in quality and financial issues, aka GM-Toyota.
      Hyundai cars core value is price , nothing more. Honda and Toyota are working
      in the next generation of Accord And Camrys, the one that is affraid is Hyundai.
      What if these models are sold at Sonata prices even less ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I keep thinking this should have been a Saab Sonnet.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh hell yes!

        Hopefully Victor Muller and Spyker will not only produce a new compact (91?), but give us a long overdue Sonnet replacement on the same small architecture.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm already not liking the grille. But I'm sure it'll look decent, overall
        • 4 Years Ago
        ummm.... I don't see any grill.............
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dont see a "scirocco" there. I mean, doesnt look so like.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I didnt saw the video only photos and I'm not native english speaker so the "LIKES" from "running around with the likes of the Volkswagen Scirocco" meant for me something else, that it was camouflaged to look LIKE scirocco.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From someone who currently owns a 2005 Accent GT and loves taking it to AutoX, I am seriously interested in this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope they put the 2.0 turbo from the Sonata in it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There is an R version of the Scirocco that seems to be universally well received. This would be a very similar car at least on a spec sheet. Do it Hyundai.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How about a turbo 1.6? 180-200hp is a good target.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lol, that would be overkill
      • 4 Years Ago
      Go Hyundai!!!

      If i was interested in buying a gas car still, this would be the one!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone else think that this car should be badged as a Kia?
        • 4 Years Ago
        well Kia has Forte Koup.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm going to sound like I'm hating, but honestly...I am seriously not liking the profile of this car. I'm not liking anything about the greenhouse, nor the high beltline. Where the Scirocco looks very sleek, this just looks...fat. Like a Timberland boot. And the biggest complaint about the current Euro-Civic/Insight has been the third brakelight bar in the middle of the rear window. Why would Hyundai follow that trend?

      Regardless, I'm sure it'll be a decent drive and get pretty good fuel efficiency. People will overlook certain questionable styling elements I'm sure.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Couldn't agree more on the height. When I first saw photos of this I thought it was a CUV! Chop off the bottom foot and you would have a decent looking coupe.

        Anyone else get the feeling that this is a marketing viral? The driver seems to be playing to the camera...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope they were testing the brakes or something, as that's quite uninspired driving
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