Perhaps the biggest changes will be from within.
Set to make its official debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show, the all-new Hyundai Veloster hatchback does not appear to look all that different from its predecessor, at least from the outside. The interior may be a different story. Hyundai has released a fresh batch of teaser images showing the new Veloster’s exterior from all sides. The automaker’s latest styling language is clearly evident. And there’s the single interior image, which is really more of a rendering. However, it’s pretty clear that this is where the most drastic changes will take place.
The dash layout is definitely sportier than before, and there appears to be a greater emphasis on premium materials, although we won’t know that for sure until next week. As far as engines go, the base powerplant will likely be a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 161 hp, paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. A turbocharged 1.6-liter with 201 hp, paired to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch, is the expected optional engine. But the Veloster enthusiasts will likely be clamoring for is the Veloster N. It’s expected to share the overseas-only i30 N’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with up to 271 hp.
Previous new Veloster images released by Hyundai, included here, show final stage prototypes dressed up in rainbow body paint in order to help camouflage the car. But don’t worry, rainbow paint will not be optional. Full details to come direct from the Detroit Auto Show next week. Stay tuned.