Hyundai has announced the full pricing, specification and insurance group ratings for the anticipated all-new Veloster.
On sale in the UK in February 2012, prices will start from £17,995 on the road with an insurance group rating of 16E. It will offer customers style, functionality and economy delivered with a high level of standard specification.
Tony Whitehorn, managing director, Hyundai Motor UK says: “The new Veloster will bring added emotional appeal to the Hyundai brand. It showcases a sleek and distinctive design in an innovative three-door coupe form that provides practicality, and individuality as well as dynamic performance. It offers a bold new colour palette and with the choice of bigger wheels with colour inserts, panoramic sunroof and the option of red leather interior on the higher Sport trim level, customers can stand out from the crowd. We expect the Veloster’s unique combination to re-shape its segment and attract new buyers to the brand.”
The Hyundai Veloster will be available in two main trim levels (Veloster and Veloster Sport) and powered by an efficient 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDI petrol engine, generating 140PS. It will be available with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox or Hyundai’s first dual-clutch transmission. Hyundai’s Blue drive technologies – incorporating Intelligent Stop & Go technology and low rolling resistance tyres – will feature in the Veloster line-up ensuring competitive CO2 emissions of 137g/km and a combined fuel economy of 47.9mpg.
Standard features, which set the Veloster apart from other competitor offerings are 17” alloy wheels, a 7” Touch screen media centre (with capability of playing games through consoles and films from smart phones), Bluetooth Connectivity with voice recognition, climate control air conditioning, reversing sensors, front and rear fog lights and striking LED daytime running lights. The Veloster also features a stereo RDS Radio/CD Player with MP3/WMA compatibility and an iPod connection.
The Veloster Sport benefits from 18” alloy wheels with colour inserts, black leather upholstery with heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof with tilt and slide function, cruise control, keyless entry with engine start/stop button and sporty alloy pedals.