As a compact hatchback, we certainly did not anticipate the redesign that we would get with the 2019 Hyundai Veloster; truth be told, none of us did. But let’s just say that we wish we had more pleasant surprises like this one from the other automakers as well. Often Hyundai had been the butt of several jokes about how its cars are made for Korea and as such should only be sold there. That, we are glad to say seems to be no longer the prevailing opinion for Hyundai has just shown how seriously it takes its vehicles and the current one is no exception; so let’s take a closer look at it, shall we?
2019 Hyundai Veloster Overview:
With the 2019 Hyundai Veloster, the automaker has managed to drill down all its picked up on a sports car and has come out with a neat little compact hatchback and how. The leaked images hardly do it much justice but we have been pouring over the lot for the last two days and got to say that we are pleased as punch, for it seems that Hyundai wanted to add the feel-good factor into this second generation car and they have just succeeded in the same.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster comes with a better shape and a more uniform look than the last time around; which comes with improved front fascia as well as an extra door on the passenger side. It is still a two-door compact hatchback but the styling has whittled down the rough edges and the end result, makes the car stand out for all the right reasons.
This car has a better blended deep front fascia this time around along with prominent grille, slimmer LED headlights. If that was not enough, the A-pillars have been stretched towards the rear, thereby stretching the hood with a tapering end. To say that the car appears sporty would just be restating the obvious.
It also comes with an abrupt end to the front side sculpting along with rear-ended flare as well as doors with a unique style that standout for all the right reasons. It also comes with a new diffuser on the back right along with its exhaust valves, and a contrasting roof as well, for the Turbo model. So, this new look certainly is bound to make the right impression, that’s for sure.
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster comes with a revamped interior; it is still a tight squeeze at the back with just 20 cubic feet for storage but somehow Hyundai manages to make the interior, still roomy enough. Each of the trims comes with its own interior scheme, but they generally range from plush upholstery consisting of cloth as well as cloth and leather combination.
It’s certainly pleasing to the eye; the dash is elegant with the instrument cluster within easy reach. The new model also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment panel as well as an optional 8 inch one, with the center stack positioning it right in the middle of the dash. It comes with few advanced safety features including forwarding collision warning as well as automatic emergency braking.
Engine Detail, launch date, Prices:
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster comes with the new Veloster N with its 275-hp, 260 lb-ft 2.0-liter turbo-4 paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. You can expect the model to be launched any time now; the pricing for the new model is set to range from $18500 to $22900 depending on the trim and the add-ons that you opt for.