The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a revitalized version of a type of car many mainstream automakers are slowly giving up on entirely: the affordable sports car. Rivals like the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen GTI spring to mind but, generally speaking, car companies crank out more and more SUVs and crossovers while this once thriving segment dwindles in numbers. That's too bad, because it takes only a few minutes behind the wheel to realize the crossover and SUV crowd are missing out on a lot of drivin
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New look, new tech, new transmission.
Consider us pleasantly surprised.
It's even a bit of fun.
The mildly-spicy hatch.
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Our autonomous test run proved rather uneventful. And that's a very good thing.
It's not perfect, but it is very entertaining.
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