INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW HYUNDAI Veloster
Live loud with the all-new 2019 Veloster which features a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, powertrain enhancements, and a bevy of new and improved infotainment and connectivity features. Register your interest today to be the first to know all about the new Veloster.
The entry-level model, simply named 'Veloster', is powered by the same 110kW/179Nm 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated Atkinson Cycle four that does service in the Kona crossover.
Drive is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. It's unclear whether Hyundai's local division will offer manual transmission options.
Stepping up to the Veloster Turbo swaps out the 2.0-litre for a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine shared with other models like the i30 N-Line and Elantra Sport, developing 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque.
The turbo motor also drives the front axle, via the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch auto with paddle shifters. Again, it's unclear whether both transmissions will be available locally.
Both models feature torque vectoring via braking, and a suspension system featuring McPherson struts up front and a multi-link rear setup, unlike the US where only the Turbo gets the more sophisticated chassis.
A key step up from the ageing previous-generation model is the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, high-beam assist, driver attention monitoring, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.
Inside, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on entry-level variants overseas, while a larger 8.0-inch unit with native navigation is available on higher grades coupled with an eight-speaker Infinity sound system.