The all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo made their world debuts at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Immediately recognizable as the quirky coupe, however with brand new sheetmetal, interior, and foundations, the Veloster continues with its polarizing styling, excellent fun-to-dollar ratio, and even its distinct unbalanced door configuration.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Styling
Although the 2019 Veloster is all-new, its styling sticks near the previous car’s general proportions and design, and you ‘d never know that it was based upon 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 in general. The peculiar passenger-side door configuration– with a conventional front-hinged little rear door to make getting in the rear seats simpler– is as much a styling signature of the little hatchback as anything, and remains a love-it-or-leave-it decision.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Interior
Inside the new Veloster is a much better interior than in the past. Chauffeur focused, with an 8-inch “drifting” screen above the audio controls in the middle of the dash. Infotainment includes modern-day requirements such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB inputs, and so on. Other high-tech features readily available on the brand-new Veloster focus on enhanced security, with lane keeping help, driver attention caution, automatic high beams, blind area 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. Requirement is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower, paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automated transmission. While sure to be fuel efficient, we think lovers lured by the Veloster’s pledge of performance will be drawn to the 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. Readily available with either a 6-speed handbook or a 7-speed dual-clutch automated, it assures much better velocity than the base engine.
Assisting handling is a brand new chassis improved by more electronic help. The brand-new Torque Vectoring Control is standard, and uses the stability control system to use braking force to the inside front wheel in tough cornering maneuvers, hence directing more power to the outdoors wheel in the turn and improving grip. Selectable drive modes modify shows for engine, transmission, and guiding feel in both turbo and non-turbo models alike. However, the Turbo gets an updated suspension and shocks, along with an option for 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 “Summer” tires.
N Performance model added
The Veloster N is differentiated by an exclusive front fascia and grille with dedicated front duct for improved brake cooling. The look is continued with side rocker sills and offered lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finish dual-spoke style. The rear is fitted with a big spoiler, unique fascia with integrated diffuser, and high-flow double exhaust pointers. Inside, Veloster N features front cloth sport seats with aggressive reinforcing, N-design wheel, shift knob, sill plates, and instrument cluster. Interior information are accented by an N performance blue accent theme.
The Veloster N is geared up with a larger 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making an estimated 275 horsepower and up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed handbook transmission with downshift rev-matching capability. The suspension utilizes multi-mode electronically-controlled shocks with a track-focused N mode readily available. An N Corner-Carving Limited-slip Differential enhances launch performance, decreases acceleration slip understeer and increases grip by means of accurate torque-vectoring.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Price and Release Date
Rates haven’t been announced but are most likely to stay near the existing model’s, which range between about $19,000 to a bit more than $27,000 for a fully loaded Turbo. We’ll learn more when the Veloster goes on sale at some point in the second quarter of this year.