The Hyundai Veloster
is a compact sport coupe set to begin sales in the Summer of 2011. It was released on January 10, 2011, at the Detroit auto show, and will fill the void left when Hyundai discontinued the Tiburon
after the 2008 model year.
Hyundai states the production model is to receive a direct-injected 1.6 liter , (@ 4,850 rpm) torque, 4-cylinder
engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox
is standard while a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission
(DCT) with paddle shifters is also available as an option. The DCT transmission is developed by Hyundai and is the first dual-clutch transmission
from the company. The Veloster will achieve an estimated fuel economy, but does not yet have an official EPA rating. For some markets like the Middle East
, the car is offered without GDI making 128hp. A turbocharged version will be available later on.
The car is different from many competitors as it has one door on the driver side and two on the passenger side in U.S.-bound models. European models will have four regular doors. The Veloster will also use Hyundai's new BlueLink system, which is similar to OnStar used in GM vehicles, providing customers with... Read More