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
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is completely new for its second generation, and it will be hitting dealers soon. And in Veloster Turbo form, it promises to be an interesting entry in the highly competitive affordable sporty car segment, one mostly populated by hot hatchbacks such as itself. The question of course is, can it stand up to the establishment, a group of vehicles including models with decades of history? Ahead of an upcoming drive, we decided to compare its specifications with those of the
Hyundai's 2019 Veloster hatchback will start at $19,385 for the 2.0-liter with a manual transmission when it arrives at dealers in the coming weeks. It'll also be available in Turbo and R-Spec trim configurations, which start at $23,785 for a manual and top out at a $29,035 starting price for the Turbo Ultimate fitted with a dual-clutch transmission. All prices are inclusive of Hyundai's $885 freight charge.
Hyundai's N Performance division broke out of the starting gate with the i30 N in Australia, fitted exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. Our first taste of a South Korean blue wonder will be the Veloster N launching later this year, and it also comes with that single gearbox. Hyundai executives told Australian site Car Advice an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is on the way, but that it won't join the party until late 2019. That means we could see it in the Veloster around then
Motorgraph reports that Hyundai's working on a Theta III engine for a mid-engined car, perhaps hinting at a mid-engined Veloster.
Hyundai introduces the 2019 Veloster, with massaged sheetmetal, a brand new interior, and more power for the base model.
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This appears to be a Veloster Turbo model.
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Expect at least 250 horsepower from the hot hatch.
While Hyundai won't confirm anything, we're nearly certain it's a Veloster N.
Look for more than 200 horsepower from the N model.
The Veloster gets another chance to impress.
Hyundai brought its third Racing Midship prototype to the Busan Motor Show in South Korea, supposedly giving us a taste of N performance models to come.
The weak markets in China and Russia caused the first drop in Hyundai global deliveries since July, but the US market set a January volume record.