Hyundai started selling the current Veloster back in 2011 and they didn’t change much about it since. Even though there are many other hatchbacks on the market, there is not really another similar to it. The Veloster is the only hatchback on the market to feature four doors, two on the right, one on the left and on at the back, which is also known as the tailgate. Thanks to its really unique design choice, the Veloster became a favorite among those who were looking to get something special. Unfortunately the car is no longer up to date. It features relatively old technology and it can’t really compete with the newest arrivals on the market. We do hope this is going to change in the near future though. Not that long ago we managed to see the camouflaged prototype of what seems to be the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Veloster.
Like before, the new model is more than likely going to share a good part of its platform with the i20. However, this time around the suspension system will be quite a bit more different. While the wheelbase will be shorter than that of the i30 hatchback, it should feature roughly the same track width.
This will be possible thanks to the car’s new fully independent suspension setup which should allow the Veloster to drive as good as it looks. On top of that, the brakes will be quite a bit better than before with larger rotors both in the front and at the back.
Release and price
Unfortunately the Korean manufacturer didn’t say much about when they will release the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Veloster. Even so, it looks like the car may hit the market by the end of 2018 and it shouldn’t take long before they release an N version as well. The price should start at around $23,000 and it will go up from there to north of $35,000 for the range-topping versions.
The design of Hyundai Veloster 2019
As before, the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Veloster is going to retain the really unusual doors’ layout. This will allow the car to keep its character unchanged and it will mean it will be more usable than a regular two-door coupe. The drawback of this arrangement will be the fact the car won’t be perfectly symmetrical.
Even so, this shouldn’t really be a problem if Hyundai manages to get it right like in the past. From the spy shots it looks like they aren’t that far off. The roof has a more coupe-like rake than before while the window-line is definitely more aggressive. While the front end is really similar to the i30, the rear of the car seems to be quite a bit more different with a far more aggressive curve to its back window.
Even though we didn’t manage to see the cabin of the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Veloster, it is not hard to imagine what the car will offer. For starters, considering its price and platform, it is safe to assume it will get roughly the same dashboard design as the i30.
The big difference here will be the fact the Veloster will give the buyer more customization options which will give the car a more unique factor. On top of that, the seats will definitely be different. In the front the Veloster is likely going to boast sportier seats while in the back the car may feature individual seats.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Specs
The most basic version of the new Veloster should boast a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated mill good for around 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range the car will feature a 1.6 liter turbo-four which should be enough for 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both of these will come equipped with either a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic and front wheel drive only. The rumored Veloster N on the other hand would make use of a 2.0 liter turbo-four which is set to deliver north of 250 horsepower and over 250 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the others, this one is likely going to come equipped only with a 6 speed manual. Even though it will remain front wheel drive, this particular model should still boast a limited slip differential which will make it that much better to drive.
|2019 Hyundai Veloster|
|Engine And Transmission|
250 hp/250 lb-ft
|0-60 mph||5.5 sec.|
|Top speed||155 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $23,000 – $35,000
|Competitors:Volkswagen Golf GTi,Ford Focus ST|