The all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo made their world debuts at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Instantly identifiable as the wacky coupe, however with brand new sheetmetal, interior, and foundations, the Veloster continues with its polarizing styling, excellent fun-to-dollar ratio, and even its special unbalanced door configuration.
Although the 2019 Veloster is all-new, its styling sticks near to the previous car’s basic proportions and design, and you ‘d never ever understand that it was based on the Hyundai Elantra compact sedan. The front end is much cleaner, with the new-style Hyundai grille flanked by narrower headlights, and rear end percentages that are more pleasing overall. The strange passenger-side door configuration– with a standard front-hinged little rear door to make getting in the rear seats much easier– is as much a styling signature of the little hatchback as anything, and stays a love-it-or-leave-it decision.
Inside the brand-new Veloster is a much nicer interior than previously. Chauffeur focused, with an 8-inch “drifting” display above the audio controls in the middle of the dash. Infotainment includes contemporary necessities such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB inputs, and so on. Other high-tech features readily available on the new Veloster concentrate on enhanced safety, with lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, automated high beams, blind area and rear cross traffic cautions, and adaptive cruise control.
Motorists can select in between two different engines to put under the hood. Requirement is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 147 horse power, coupled with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. While sure to be fuel efficient, we believe lovers lured by the Veloster’s guarantee of performance will be drawn to the 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. Offered with either a 6-speed handbook or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, it guarantees much better acceleration than the base engine.
Helping handling is an all-new chassis improved by more electronic aids. The brand-new Torque Vectoring Control is standard, and utilizes the stability control system to use braking force to the inside front wheel in difficult cornering maneuvers, hence directing more power to the outdoors wheel in the turn and improving grip. Selectable drive modes alter shows for engine, transmission, and steering feel in both turbo and non-turbo models alike. Nevertheless, the Turbo gets an upgraded suspension and shocks, along with an option for 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 “Summer” tires.
The Veloster N is differentiated by a special front fascia and grille with dedicated front air ducts for improved brake cooling. The appearance is continued with side rocker sills and readily available lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finish dual-spoke design. The rear is fitted with a large spoiler, special fascia with integrated diffuser, and high-flow dual exhaust pointers. Inside, Veloster N features front cloth sport seats with aggressive reinforcing, N-design steering wheel, shift knob, sill plates, and instrument cluster. Interior information are accentuated by an N performance blue accent style.
The Veloster N is equipped with a larger 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making an approximated 275 horsepower and up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capability. The suspension utilizes multi-mode electronically-controlled shocks with a track-focused N mode offered. An N Corner-Carving Limited-slip Differential enhances launch efficiency, lowers velocity slip understeer and increases grip through exact torque-vectoring.
Costs have not been announced however are likely to stay near to the existing model’s, which range in between about $19,000 to a bit more than $27,000 for a fully loaded Turbo. We’ll find out more when the Veloster goes on sale sometime in the second quarter of this year.