You’ll soon discover that the Veloster has a couple of big surprises: the driver side has one door and passenger side has two. Even then, the rear passenger door is cleverly camouflaged, maintaining the appearance of a 2-door coupe. The Veloster’s cutting-edge look is completed by wrap around fog lights, an assertive hexagonal grille, aggressively refined front and rear fascia and limited edition alloys.
The Veloster’s unique and practical 1+2 asymmetrical door configuration really sets it apart. It looks like a sporty coupe, but on closer inspection, you might be able to spot a third door on the passenger side; it’s not easy to see because the handle is cunningly concealed in the window frame.
Driving the Veloster on New Zealand’s open roads is a thrill, and you can enjoy an even greater sense of freedom thanks to its stunning panoramic sunroof, which comes with all models. With the touch of a button, the full-length two-piece panoramic sunroof transforms the comfortable cabin by filling it with light and air.
VELOSTER EXTERIOR COLOURS
GET INTO IT
Inside, the Hyundai Veloster delivers as much fun for passengers as it does for drivers. With a 7” multimedia touch screen with video playback, 7-speaker system with subwoofer, Bluetooth streaming and USB/Aux everyone’s connected. Fingertip controls include the start/stop button for convienient keyless engine ignition. Another button opens back the full-length panoramic sunroof. The centre facia looks like the fuel tank of a racing motorbike. The rear load space is enormous and with 60:40 split seats it just gets bigger. Luxuriously upholstered sport bucket seats for driver and passenger just add to the feeling that the Veloster is a car you can’t wait to get in.
FINGER TIP CONTROLS
Remote control switches on the steering wheel provide you with fingertip-control over the operation of the audio and Bluetooth® functions, as well as the cruise-control and trip computer. This makes long distance driving less strenuous and more enjoyable, and keeps your eyes on the road.
PUSH BUTTON START AND PROXIMITY SMART KEY
Starting the Veloster’s engine is as simple as pushing the start-button while the key is still in your pocket or bag.
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR-CONDITIONING
Once you’ve set the desired temperature, the auto air-conditioning system takes care of the rest, ensuring the interior climate remains constant and comfortable.
Power and economy are beautifully balanced in the Veloster. It may be a hatch on the passenger side but on driver’s side it’s a sporty coupe. On Elite models the 6-speed dual clutch transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters enables you to zip through the gears. Veloster’s muscular lines are not just about looking good but also increasing aerodynamics. As the 1.6L GDi engine generates an impulsive 103 kW at 6,300 rpm, slipperiness equals fuel savings.
The suspension too is tuned for drivability, delivering greater agility, performance and fuel efficiency. All of this means you’ll find the Veloster is equally at home just purring around the city or being pushed on the open road.
7-SPEED DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION WITH PADDLE SHIFTERS
Typically found on high-end cars, the sophisticated 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters incorporates the latest technology, while delivering smooth and efficient power. (Turbo 7-speed DCT models only)
Front, side and curtain airbags deploy immediately in the event of a collision, reducing the possibility of injuries.
Hyundai makes no shortcuts on safety. This is never more evident than in the abundance of safety features built into the Veloster. Like 6 airbags, including driver, front passenger, dual curtain, and dual side airbags for front passengers.
The Traction Control System (TCS) prevents wheel spin under hard acceleration or slippery conditions. The ABS has Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) operating on each wheel individually.
The Brake Assist System (BAS) applies maximum braking in emergencies, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) stops steering induced skidding. And the whole lot is encased in a rigid high tensile steel body.