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by Brett Davis

The all-new Hyundai Veloster sports coupe is now on sale in Australia. Prices range from $23,990 to $29,990 before on-road costs, with two trim levels available.

The base model Veloster and the flagship Veloster + come with the same 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, featuring direct-injection technology. It produces 103kW and 167Nm.

Both are available with a six-speed manual transmission, or an optional six-speed dual-clutch (DCT) automatic which adds $2000 to the price. Hyundai says both drivetrain packages return an estimated combined cycle fuel consumption rating of 6.4L/100km.

Standard features for the Veloster include stability control, traction control and hill start assist for the DCT variants, as well as a sporty exterior with alloy wheels, ‘motorcycle’ exhaust outlets, and a centre console design also inspired by elements of a motorcycle.

As reported earlier today, the Hyundai Veloster has been rated five stars by ANCAP, after it was analysed in the latest round of crash testing evaluations.

Both models come with a seven-inch LCD touch screen infotainment interface, also providing a display for the rear-view camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Veloster + adds colour-coded 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, push-button start, an electric driver’s seat, and a large panoramic glass roof.

Perhaps the standout feature of the Veloster is the unique 2+1 door layout. The passenger side of the coupe features two doors, including a small door for rear-seat passengers for added versatility, while on the driver’s side there is one large door.

Prices start at $23,990 for the manual Veloster and $25,990 with the DCT option, while the Veloster + kicks off at $27,990 for the manual and $29,990 with the DCT option. This makes it the cheapest sports coupe currently on the market.