x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

iSpy: Hyundai Veloster

The Veloster concept was first shown at the 2007 Seoul Auto Show.

Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Veloster

The Veloster concept was first shown at the 2007 Seoul Auto Show. In July 2009, the president and CEO of Hyundai America, John Krafcik, stated the Veloster would be on sale sometime in 2011, but that the production car will look "70 to 80 per cent" like the concept. He also said the production Veloster would be a car that "you can take out and wring its neck and still get good mileage. Fun and economical, with a great power-to-weight ratio." In this spy shot, most of the camouflage is removed from the front end to give a clearer view of the grille, headlights and lower fascia. Power will come from either a 1.6L four-cylinder gas direct inject motor or the 2.0L version of Hyundai's new Theta II GDI engine - both of which could be turbocharged. We'd expect the base-power rating to be around 140hp, with the up-market motor getting closer to 180-190hp.