All new for 2012, the Hyundai Veloster is a 3-door hatchback powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Features include paddle shifters, hill start assist, MacPherson strut suspension, headlights with LED accents, 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler with LED brake light, sunroof, rearview camera, push button start, 8-speaker sound system, navigation system, rearview camera, hands-free phone capabilities, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and sport seats. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, vehicle stability management, tire pressure monitoring, advanced airbags, and backup warning sensors. The Veloster is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Veloster is an all-new model from Hyundai for 2012. The car draws its athletic hatchback styling inspiration from sport motorcycles but the comparison ends there. With three doors, loads of integrated interior technology such as Blue Link and voice recognition, a 1.6L direct injected engine producing 138 horsepower and highway fuel efficiency of up to 37 mpg, the Veloster is in a class of its own. Pricing starts at $17,300.
Sleek, sporty styling; available technology; interior space; fuel efficiency
Hyundai is blurring class lines with the all-new Veloster. It's kind of a coupe and kind of a hatchback, but no matter what you call it, the Veloster is designed to win over just about everyone. Its 1.6L engine produces 138 hp and delivers impressive fuel economy at 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. And the Veloster is loaded with standard features that set it apart, such as a 7-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen and Bluetooth. Add to that best-in-class interior volume and high-quality materials, with a base price just over $17,000, and the Hyundai Veloster is hard to beat.