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Hyundai are a company on the move, having already launched the ix35 this year, it will soon follow with the i20 and i45 for the Australian market. To top it all off we received images of what appears to be the Hyundai Veloster concept in semi-production form.

Labelled the Scirocco from Korea, the Hyundai Veloster first came to light some three years ago at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show and we caught it at the Frankfurt Motorshow and the Sydney Motorshow.

The 2+2 front-wheel drive sports coupe seems to have made the cut to head into production.

It’s likely that the Hyundai Veloster will be powered by a 1.6-litre four cylinder engine with direct injection capable of around 110kW for the base model.

There is also the possibility of a more powerful version delivering around 140kW mated to a twin-clutch automatic gearbox. We would certainly like to see the Veloster available with the 2.0-litre R-diesel engine currently in the ix35.

Some rumours suggest that it may sport a Mini Clubman style rear hinged extra door on one side, even though the concept had no such feature.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia spokesman Ben Hershman told CarAdvice that currently there is no confirmation for the Veloster joining the model lineup in Australia.

We expect the car will make its official début next year and certainly hope that Hyundai Australia look at importing it for our market.




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