The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is one sports coupe to recon with not only for the enormous power it delivers, but for the unbelievable mileage it offers with this power and all this at an affordable price range. We got a short glimpse of the entire range of Veloster’s from the Base 2.0 to the 2.0 Premium and models such as the R-Spec, Turbo and Ultimate from a Hyundai dealer near me and were quire overwhelmed by the aggressive design, bold classic styling and amazing range of features on the inside.
Bold and Aggressive Outlook
Outwardly on first look you would think you are looking at one of the regular sub-compacts with some aggressive styling, 18-inch alloy wheels and a wide sunroof, until you start focusing and think you are looking at a 2-door hatchback back when to your awe and surprise is you discover that there is also a 3rd-door for easy access to the rear seats. Coming to the range of exterior features, you have standard Automatic Control Projector Headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, Heated, body color mirrors and tinted glass. The rear completely equipped with a spoiler, an LED Center High Mount Stop Lamp and Dual Center Mounted Exhausts with Chrome Tips. The available two-tone finish for the roof jazzes up the Veloster and is standard in the Turbo Ultimate.
Glimpsing inside smartly trimmed interiors and premium seating materials that ranges from cloth, to cloth inserts with leather bolsters, to leather seats as we go up the trims. The materials used in the featured Veloster R-Spec is unique. The rear seat backs are 60/40 split-fold down on the Base and Premium, while they have additionally adjustable head restraints on the higher trims. Rear cup holders and storage console adds more convenience. Out front, the steering is mounted with audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls. There are some great convenience features too such as the Proximity key entry with push button start which is common across all the trims except the Base and the standard rear view camera. The 2.0 Premium and Ultimate trims come with a wireless charging pad.
Connectivity & Infotainment
Moving to the smartly laid our dash, you can but help be amazed by the tech features that can keep you busy for some time. You have a 7-inch color touchscreen on the Base that gets extra inch on the higher trims and ultimately gets navigation on the Ultimate trim. You have standard connectivity options featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 8-speaker subwoofer audio system and SiriusXM Satellite Radio for trims above the Base trim and HD Radio on the Ultimate trim.
The Veloster 2.0 and Premium come with an inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that chunks out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission on the 2.0 with an available 6-speed automatic on the 2.0 Premium. The R-Spec onwards you get a cheeky Inline 4-cylinder Turbo 1.6-liter engine that can deliver 210 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque for that sporty performer in you, especially The R-Spec we discovered at Hyundai dealer serving Deltona also adds a B&M Racing Sport Shifter to pep it up.