The Veloster is coming! Not the dinosaur you'd imagine but instead Hyundai's new segment busting vehicle.
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has announced that the new 2012 Hyundai Veloster 3-door coupe
will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $18,999.
The Veloster will come with a high level of standard equipment including 17-inch
alloy wheels, proximity keyless entry with push-button
start, Gasoline Direct Injection fuel-saving technology, back-up camera and
a 7-inch touch screen display as standard equipment.
The Veloster will be available at Hyundai dealers across Canada in September.
The Veloster arrives with the most aggressive adaptation of Hyundai's "Fluidic
Sculpture" design language. First launched in 2010, Fluidic Sculpture evokes the
interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of constant motion.
With the Veloster, Hyundai has enhanced the design to give the car more visual
appeal on the road.
Equipped with a 138-horsepower, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine producing 123 lb.-ft. of torque,
the Veloster can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or
Hyundai's first 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission. With Gasoline Direct
Injection (GDI) technology, the Veloster can reportedly achieve highway fuel efficiency of 4.9
L/100km - surpassing the Honda CR-Z Hybrid.
"The Veloster is a new type of vehicle for Hyundai," said Steve Kelleher, President
and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "The car was designed to appeal to people
looking for a compact, stylish coupe with sporty handling to navigate the modern
urban jungle and an efficient engine in this era of high fuel prices. We've also
infused the Veloster with the latest technology to help buyers get the most out of
their car. We believe there simply is nothing else like the Veloster on the market
2012 Hyundai Veloster Coupe
Pricing for the Veloster starts at $18,999 for a very well equipped model with a
6-speed manual transmission. Additional standard equipment includes heated seats,
Bluetooth, telescopic steering wheel, fog lights, LED position lights,
centre-mounted dual chrome exhaust outlets and a sophisticated trip computer. The
6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission can be added for $1,400.
A single, optional $3,500 Tech Package is available, upgrading the Veloster with
18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, satellite navigation, premium 450-watt
Dimension audio system with subwoofer, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift
knob, upgraded seat covers and armrest, high-gloss black interior accents, alloy
pedals and automatic light control.
A full complement of standard safety equipment includes six airbags, disc brakes at
all four wheels and Hyundai's Vehicle Stability Management system. Braking aids
include ABS, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.
Veloster combines the style of a coupe with the functionality of a hatchback, all
while incorporating an additional passenger-side door. Hinged conventionally, the
rear passenger side door of the Veloster provides safe and easy access to the rear
seats. In order to maintain the classic coupe style, the passenger-side rear door
handle is hidden in the C-pillar.
2012 Hyundai Veloster side view
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