Hyundai reveals Veloster

Time 9:09 am, January 11, 2011

62731hyuHYUNDAI has revealed its dramatic Veloster three-door coupe for the first time in America.

The newcomer made its world premiere at the 2011 North American International Auto Show today – and looks simply superb!

Due in the marque’s UK dealers later this year, the car is bound to bring a whole new range of buyers throught the makers’ doors.

The Veloster differentiates itself from traditional coupes with its unique three-door configuration, which includes a rear door on the passenger side for added practicality and useability. A hidden exterior door handle ensures the attractive coupe design is maintained.

The Veloster will be available with the company’s first six-speed double-clutch transmission as well as the 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDI petrol engine.

‘The new Veloster goes a long way to solving the inherent compromise of traditional coupe design, which sacrifices comfort and convenience for style,’ said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe.

‘This exciting car offers progressive buyers a sleek and distinctive design in an innovative three-door coupe form that provides practicality as well as driving pleasure.’

More details on Veloster, including powertrain and specification for the European market, will be available nearer the time of its European motor show premiere in Geneva in March 2011.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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