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There's plenty to love about the Hyundai Veloster. Elegance might not be one of those things, but depending on your perspective, its unique door arrangement surely is. It's got one door on the driver's side, two on the passenger and a big liftgate around back. But now it looks set to get one more door, as a new report from Car and Driver suggests a second aperture is planned for the left side, bringing the total door count up to a more conventional five.

The second driver's side door is reportedly being installed for markets like the UK, where the driver sits on the wrong other side (a similar problem to what Mini found with the Clubman). But that addition could be destined for the US market as well. For our part we'll echo C/D's sentiment that we'd sooner have a turbocharged Veloster in Hyundai showrooms than a five-door version, but we'll take what we can get. For now.

The Veloster with the extra door wouldn't be the only new five-door planned for Hyundai's lineup, as an Elantra Touring based on the new European-market i30 sportwagon/hatchback is widely expected to make the transatlantic voyage as well. Apparently the Korean automaker thinks there's enough room in its range for both.


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      aacfx09
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks the Veloster should have been a 5 door in the first place? It was almost there... I don't quite understand the point of the added door on the passenger side without accommodating the same thing on the other side. It's really just different for different's sake. Although yes, I agree that having both the 5- door and "3-door" on sale simultaneously wouldn't make too much sense here in America, whereas it may make a difference in other markets where smaller cars are more prevalent.
      Charles Adrian Happy
      • 3 Years Ago
      should have been a five door from the start....... this arrangement that's available now looks odd
      Tuga
      • 3 Years Ago
      *Apparently the Korean automaker thinks there's enough room in its range for both* They'd be very different cars, targeted at a very different audience. Why wouldn't there be enough room for both?
      Camaroman101
      • 3 Years Ago
      3-dr model and a 5-dr model, and change the front end
      taeles
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd be more interested in just removing the rear passenger door and make it a 2dr hatch personally.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not worth it especially if a 5 door Elantra is coming as well.
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      Ryth
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's needed. I've seen the car up close. The design is just too weird for most Americans. They should have just made it 2 or 4 doors to begin with and in fact, I actually talked to them at the DC auto show and asked why other countries were getting symmetrical doors on both sides but we get the 'weird' one and even commented the weirdness of it and asymmetrical design will cost them US sales. The Veloster is just too weird of a look. It's got a nice front but they completely lost focus on the back half..especially from the rear. The 5 Door Elantra will sell better and the Veloster will have to get a new design
      Steve H
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool if this does happen. I like the overall styling direction on the Veloster but just couldn't get over the weird door arrangement.
      Paul M
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about they mull a less hideous one, first? This could easily be the most heavy-handed, most poorly executed car "design" currently for sale in the United States (seriously, give any 14 year old boy a pen and pad and you'll get something far more cohesive and sporty looking).
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