Hyundai engineers are out screening prototypes for a new generation of the Veloster. The models reveal that the redesigned Veloster keeps the basic shape of the current model, including the special three-doors-and-hatch configuration. (There’s a single door on the motorist’s side and two on the other).
2019 Hyundai Veloster Design
At first glimpse, it looks very much like the current model, but closer assessment exposes some distinctions. In advance, the hood looks lower, and it tapers down to exactly what appears to be an exaggerated variation of the “cascade grille” Hyundai has executed on the Elantra GT, and new Sonata. The headlights look slimmer, and there appear to be fewer hectic, “wacky” lines.
Moving backwards, we find the same uneven door layout consisting of one door left wing, and 2 on the right. On the right side, the rear door manage is still embeded the corner of the window. The glass location on the right also appears a bit bigger thanks to a lower edge that stays lower for longer. From previous test mules, we understand that the upgraded Veloster has a somewhat longer wheelbase than the present model, which ought to cause more space inside. The brand-new car also looks to be much sportier thanks to a lower, more streamlined profile.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Engine
In the powertrain department, the base choice will likely be a variation of the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 found in the current Veloster Turbo, where it delivers 201 horsepower. Above this could be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 being developed by the Hyundai N efficiency department. The engine makes its launching this year in an i30 N model to be sold overseas, and in its tamest setting should deliver around 246 hp. While the United States will miss out on the i30 N, there’s an opportunity we see a Veloster N instead.
2019 Hyundai Veloster Release Date
Hyundai will take the wraps off its revamped Veloster in late 2017 or early the following year. Sales won’t start until 2018, with the car likely showing up as a 2019 model.