Hyundai has finally revealed pricing and options details for the second-generation Veloster.
Following its debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai has finally revealed pricing and available options for the redesigned 2019 Veloster, which is slated to arrive in dealerships Q2 2018. With a fresh design, premium interior, and new powertrains, Hyundai’s popular hatchback has been thoroughly modernized inside and out. The naturally aspirated base model starts at $18,500 while the Veloster Turbo will set you back $22,900 with a six-speed manual and $25,400 with a dual-clutch transmission.
Topping the range is the Turbo Ultimate, which starts at $26,650 with a manual and $28,150 with a DCT. Powering the base model is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic with three driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Smart. Upgrading to the Veloster Turbo will give you a punchier 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. An over-boost function raises the peak torque output to 202 lb-ft. All versions of the 2019 Veloster now come with torque vectoring, allowing for faster cornering when accelerating by applying precise braking force to the inside front wheel.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Lane Keep Assist are included as standard, while Brake Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning are optional. Inside, the Veloster includes a seven-inch infotainment display as standard, but buyers can upgrade to an eight-inch screen. There’s also an optional head-up display that projects onto an eight-inch transparent panel behind the instrument panel. The base 2.0-liter and Turbo R-Spec trim is fitted with cloth, while the 2.0 Premium and Turbo models feature a mix of cloth and leather. The range-topping Turbo Ultimate has an all-leather interior with a two-tone pattern.
With 19.9 cubic feet of interior space, Hyundai claims there’s more room inside the 2019 Veloster than the Mini Cooper, Mini Clubman and VW Beetle. “Our new 2019 Veloster represents an even more compelling offering for young and young-at-heart automotive enthusiasts with more expressive design, involving dynamics and cutting-edge infotainment features,” explained Mike O’Brien, vice president of product, corporate, and digital planning at Hyundai Motor America. “When combined with Hyundai’s outstanding value and efficiency, the new Veloster is sure to attract a progressive new group of enthusiast buyers.”
As for the more powerful Veloster N, Hyundai won’t be launching the hot hatch until later this year. It uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 275 hp and 260 lb-ft and is exclusively available with a six-speed manual. No word on pricing yet, but expect it to be more expensive than the $28,150 Turbo Ultimate with the dual-clutch gearbox.