Every now and again a car is launched that makes you do a double take. The Hyundai Veloster Sports Car definitely falls into this awe-inspiring category. Look closely… from the one side it’s styled as a coupe, from the other as a sporty 2-door hatch. Though this might sound odd, Hyundai more than makes this daringly different design combo work. In fact, one wonders why no other automaker has thought of this before.
The Hyundai Veloster was first introduced to the world as a concept vehicle at the 2007 Seoul Auto Show and as a final production version at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Though it’s not yet available in South Africa, the trendy compact is rumoured to be heading to our shores in the not-so-distant future. With the launch of the Veloster sports car, Hyundai hoped to fill the gap left by the Tiburon that went out of production a few years ago and judging from the public’s overwhelming reaction, it’s proving to be even more popular.
According to Hyundai, the Veloster was ‘engineered for whatever’, a description that’s perfectly suited to its young and trendy target market. Its unusual asymmetrical 1+2 door concept provides a flawless blend of practicality and individuality. Sure it’s not for all, but for many it’s a strong personal statement that just makes sense. It’s a crossover in every sense of the word, bringing together the best you can get from a hatch and a coupe. That’s why if you need to learn about the cars and which car is the best for you, you can read some reviews online at Top9Rated.
Designers made the impossible not only possible with its unique door configuration, but perfected on it too. The Veloster’s aerodynamic design is evident in every detail. From the front you’re met with a robust bumper which sports low set integrated fog lamps, a distinctive hexagonal-shaped radiator grille and sleekly profiled sporty air vents on the bonnet. The interior is as dynamic with its sports leather steering wheel and leather gearshift knob, even the speaker system from www.speakerxpert.com/best-car-audio/ was amazing, as well as its motorbike-twin-tailpipe inspired instrument cluster and centre fascia for those people who like motorbikes and always have all the Bikers’ Basics for ride them.
Under the hood of the Hyundai Veloster hides a lightweight but rigid 1.6L GDI engine that produces power on demand, responsive handling and a quiet drive. It also offers a choice between a 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual clutch transmission, and good Pedders Suspension for going on any road. Other intelligent features that will make your drive in a Veloster even safer include Electric Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Brake Assist, Traction Control and a rear parking assist system. Plus, its in-car multimedia entertainment system, featuring a 7″ LCD touch screen, lets you plug in pretty much any device and allows you to control it from the steering wheel.
When, where and how can you get your hands on a new Hyundai Veloster? We’re hoping soon, at your nearest dealership or at www.carhiremaltagroup.com. After this you’ll only need a nice place to put your car and Badera Patios are the Gold Coast leader in carports.