Hyundai’s new Veloster will be priced between £17,995 and £21,745 when it goes on sale in the UK in February 2012.
Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor UK managing director, said the Veloster would bring an added “emotional appeal” to attract more buyers to the Hyundai brand.
The Hyundai Veloster will be available in two main trim levels (Veloster and Veloster Sport) and powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDI petrol engine, generating 138bhp.
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 CO2 emissions of 137g/km and a combined fuel economy of 47.9mpg.
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch 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, with the ability to control all functions on the leather steering wheel.
The Veloster Sport gets 18-inch 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.
A media pack - containing touch screen satellite navigation with rear view parking camera, parking guidance system and 7 speakers including amp and subwoofer – and red leather interior are available as options on the Sport derivative only.