The all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo made their world debuts at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Immediately identifiable as the quirky coupe, however with all-new sheetmetal, interior, and underpinnings, the Veloster carries on with its polarizing styling, excellent fun-to-dollar ratio, as well as its unique unbalanced door configuration.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Styling
Although the 2019 Veloster is all-new, its styling sticks near to the previous car’s general proportions and design, and you ‘d never ever know 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 proportions that are more pleasing overall. The peculiar passenger-side door setup– with a standard front-hinged small rear door to make getting in the rear seats easier– is as much a styling signature of the little hatchback as anything, and stays a love-it-or-leave-it choice.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Interior
Inside the new Veloster is a much better interior than in the past. Chauffeur focused, with an 8-inch “floating” display above the audio controls in the middle of the dash. Infotainment includes contemporary requirements such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB inputs, and so on. Other modern features offered on the new Veloster focus on boosted safety, with lane keeping assist, motorist attention warning, automated high beams, blind spot and rear cross traffic warnings, and adaptive cruise control.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Engine
Drivers can select in between two various engines to put under the hood. Standard is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower, paired with either a 6-speed handbook or 6-speed automatic transmission. While sure to be fuel effective, we think lovers lured by the Veloster’s pledge of performance will be drawn to the 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. Available with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automated, it assures much better acceleration than the base engine.
Helping handling is an all-new chassis enhanced by additional electronic aids. The new Torque Vectoring Control is basic, and uses the stability control system to apply braking force to the inside front wheel in hard cornering maneuvers, therefore directing more power to the outside wheel in the turn and boosting grip. Selectable drive modes alter programming for engine, transmission, and guiding feel in both turbo and non-turbo models alike. Nevertheless, the Turbo gets an updated suspension and shocks, along with an alternative for 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 “Summer” tires.
N Performance model added
The Veloster N is differentiated by a special front fascia and grille with dedicated front duct for improved brake cooling. The look is continued with side rocker sills and available lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finish dual-spoke style. The rear is fitted with a big spoiler, unique fascia with incorporated diffuser, and high-flow dual exhaust tips. Inside, Veloster N features front cloth sport seats with aggressive bolstering, N-design steering wheel, shift knob, sill plates, and instrument cluster. Interior information are accented by an N efficiency blue accent style.
The Veloster N is equipped with a bigger 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making an estimated 275 horse power and approximately 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed handbook transmission with downshift rev-matching ability. The suspension utilizes multi-mode electronically-controlled shocks with a track-focused N mode available. An N Corner-Carving Limited-slip Differential improves launch efficiency, decreases velocity slip understeer and increases grip through exact torque-vectoring.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Price and Release Date
Prices have not been announced however are most likely to remain close to the present model’s, which range in between about $19,000 to a bit more than $27,000 for a totally filled Turbo. We’ll learn more when the Veloster goes on sale sometime in the second quarter of this year.