A new Hyundai Veloster is on the way – to debut at the Detroit Motor Show – and Hyundai are busy teasing its arrival. But it won’t make it to the UK.
The Hyundai Veloster was always a stand-out car in Hyundai’s UK range; a left-field appealing coupe with divisive looks and asymmetric doors. And it was appealing, although it needed a more involving setup and a bit more power.
But it seems, at least in the UK, that the Veloster was a bit too odd to appeal to Hyundai’s, perhaps rather conservative, demographic, and the Veloster stopped being available in the UK a couple of years ago.
But the Veloster continues in other markets with less conservative views of Hyundai, and it’s about to be renewed with a new Veloster debuting at the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS) next month.
That means teases for the new Veloster are needed, so we have a short video (below) of what Hyundai is promising, and it looks to be offering much the same recipe of slightly quirky styling and affordability as the current car.
The shape seems to be much the same, although there’s a re-designed nose and tail, and the Veloster is getting a choice of two petrol engines at launch.
There’s a 1.6 litre with 161bhp and the choice of a manual or auto gearbox, plus a 2.0 litre petrol with 201bhp and a six speed manual or seven-speed DCT.
But what is expected, a little later, is a Veloster N with the 271bhp 2.0 litre engine from the i30 N, which would make a cracking little hot coupe.
Sadly, the UK probably won’t get that either.
2018 Hyundai Veloster Tease Video