Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Hyundai went against the cookie-cutter norm when it unveiled the Veloster in 2011. And to many eyes, its oddball shape is still refreshingly original. But in the three and a half years since, Hyundai has moved its design language onwards, so it's about time the Korean automaker bring the quirky three-door (or novel four-door, depending on the angle from which you look at it) into the fold. And that's just what it appears to be doing in these latest spy shots.

Though it's hard to tell much from underneath the heavy camouflage, it's clear from these spy shots that this is indeed the Veloster, and given the center-exit dual exhaust tips, it seems to be the Turbo model and not the base naturally aspirated version. It seems to be wearing a bigger grille like the one Hyundai put on the latest Genesis, among others, and new bumpers front and back as well. The half-door on the right side does appear to be carrying over, it's wearing new wheels, and we're told there seems to be something afoot inside the cabin as well – likely revolving around an updated infotainment system.

Whether there are any consequential mechanical changes as well, we don't know. That said, development seems to be in a fairly advanced stage, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a refreshed Veloster on the show stand sometime later this year or early next at the latest.


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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 7 Months Ago
      This thing needs more than a facelift. They drive like garbage.
      D E S I G N
      • 7 Months Ago
      They should leave it covered cuz it's so foking oogly!!!
      Lachmund
      • 7 Months Ago
      That ugly as hell face really needed to go....*shudder*
        drew
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Lachmund
        I liked the stock Veloster's front end fine, but the Turbo is heinous.
          Lachmund
          • 7 Months Ago
          @drew
          I agree...I like the rest of the car...I just hated that terrible Turbo front. I never understood why they deceided to ruin the car.
      S40Powered
      • 7 Months Ago
      A fail Renault Megane korean imitation. What a hot mess this car is.
        bK
        • 7 Months Ago
        @S40Powered
        Basically an imitation Megane or DS3. But Americans don't know. shhh..
          Arjay225
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bK
          Which is funny since the Veloster concept came out in 2007... 2 years before the DS3 debuted....
      flammablewater
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hopefully they're also working on the not so sporty handling of their "sporty" coupe.
      username
      • 7 Months Ago
      The face is fine. What they need to do is change that ugly as hell rear end.
        Firefly
        • 7 Months Ago
        @username
        If you think the Veloster's face is fine, I'd sure hate to see your significant other...
        Lachmund
        • 7 Months Ago
        @username
        no....no. that face was NOT fine at all
      Gorgenapper
      • 7 Months Ago
      *shrug* The Veloster Turbo may have been marketed to be a hot hatch, but it's more accurate to say that it is merely a more powerful version of the standard car. That's all. Which is fine by me, so long as people know what they're getting into when they buy one.
      bK
      • 7 Months Ago
      Its still gonna be a Megane or DS3 knock off.
      mehul_kamdar
      • 7 Months Ago
      I like cars thata re small, fast, maneuverable and fuel efficient. I will consider buying one.
      Flat4
      • 7 Months Ago
      Yay another Velosturd ad!
      taeles
      • 7 Months Ago
      Anyone else notice the short driver and passenger door there? 4door cometh?
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