WHETHER you love it or hate it, the Hyundai Veloster is iconic because of its unique design. In 2020 the unusual 2+1 door sports coupe is all-new – with refined styling and upgraded performance.
Building on the original’s playful spirit, the redesigned second generation Veloster features upgraded drive trains linked to a sophisticated new multi-link rear suspension, with increased standard specs across the range.
Available in three trim grades, with an all-new Atkinson cycle 2.0 MPi in the base model and an updated 1.6 T-GDi turbo engine in the others, driving the front wheels via a manual, automatic or Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).
The new look sports coupe features a low and wide frontal design incorporating Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, a sleek silhouette with sculpted wheel arches, and a sporty rear diffuser.
Hyundai’s SmartSense safety suite is standard across the range and incorporates driver attention warning, forward collision warning and avoidance assist, and lane keeping assist.
Inside, the standard touchscreen multimedia interface features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless and intuitive smartphone operation, accompanied by an 8-speaker Infinity premium audio system.
Creating further appeal for high-performance enthusiasts is the lightweight independent multi-link suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, a torque vectoring control (TVC) system, digital performance gauge display, and turbo over-boost function in the premium model.
A fresh palette of exterior colours, with the option of a black two-tone roof, and a range of striking 18-inch alloy wheel designs complete a desirable sporty package in the all-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster.
In addition to the model’s standard connectivity and safety equipment, the range-opening 2020 Veloster features LED daytime running lights, a reverse parking distance warning system, and a rear view camera with dynamic guidelines.
It also scores a tyre-pressure monitoring system, while the Veloster Turbo variant adds a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with satellite navigation and DAB+ digital radio, as well as additional SmartSense safety systems.
These include including blind spot and rear cross traffic collision warning, and high beam assist. Dual-clutch transmission (DCT) variants also receive an upgraded camera, radar based forward collision avoidance assist and smart cruise control.
The flagship Veloster Turbo Premium model gains leather seat trim, a power driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a wireless charging pad, full-width glass sunroof, and head-up display (HUD).
“The all-new second generation Veloster builds on the unique character and quirky 3-door styling of the original, but now with more attitude and driver appeal,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO JW Lee said.
“Power train and chassis upgrades, combined with standard advanced safety technology and driver-focused performance features, create a uniquely compelling package.”
Pricing for the 2020 Hyundai Veloster starts at $29,490 plus on-roads.