New Models

2018 Hyundai Veloster spied undisguised

The next-generation Hyundai Veloster has been spied completely undisguised during a promotional shoot.
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While this latest set of photos of the new Veloster aren't the clearest, they do offer a good view of Hyundai's second-generation asymmetrically-styled hatchback.

As with the original Veloster, the new model features just one long door on the driver's side. On the opposite side there are two smaller doors, with handles for the rear door hidden in the rear pillar.

Thanks to a blacked out A-pillar and roof, the new Veloster has adopted the in-vogue floating roof motif too.

This set of pictures confirms the next-generation Veloster will have a more sharply creased body than today's car. Styling details, such as the grille, headlamps, and tail-light graphics, are more heavily influenced by the rest of the Hyundai range than is currently the case.

The red car seen here seems to be a Turbo variant, as it has two large centrally mounted exhaust tips. Globally, the Turbo should sit in the middle of the new Veloster range, with a hi-po N model becoming the new hero model.

In all likelihood, the Veloster N will share its drivetrain package with the i30 N. In standard trim, the i30 N has a 184kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Performance variant, meanwhile, ups power to 202kW while adding an array of performance upgrades like larger brakes and wheels.

Presently, the i30 N is only available with a six-speed manual, although an eight-speed dual-clutch option is due to become available from 2019.