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All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster brings refined coupe styling with upgraded performance to deliver an engaging and dynamic driving experience

2020 Hyundai Veloster

From this angle (above) the 2020 Hyundai Veloster looks like any other stylish coupe, but it really is a ‘transformer’ in car clothing.

Since launch, Hyundai Veloster has been anything but a ‘normal’ passenger car, arguably the only car I can recall that has 1 door on the driver’s side and 2 on the kerb or passenger side. Follows the press release from Hyundai.

  • SmartSense™ advanced safety suite features across three-grade Veloster range
  • Connectivity comes standard with a touch screen multimedia system incorporating Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 2020 Veloster priced from $29,490 MLP

5 September 2019

All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster introduces a modern and refined take on the unique 2+1 door sports coupe, building on the original’s playful spirit. Attractively redesigned inside and out the second-generation Veloster features upgraded drivetrains linked to a sophisticated new multi-link rear suspension, with increased standard specifications across the range.

2020 Veloster features a new low and wide frontal design incorporating Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, a sleek silhouette with sculpted wheel arches, and sporty rear diffuser.

Hyundai’s SmartSense™ suite is standard in every new Veloster and incorporates Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) systems.

Veloster’s standard touchscreen multimedia interface features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for seamless and intuitive smartphone operation.

Contributing to an exceptionally well-appointed package is the availability of luxury and convenience features such as heated and air-ventilated front seats, wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging, Head-Up Display (HUD), full-width glass sunroof and 8-speaker Infinity premium audio system.

Creating further appeal for high-performance enthusiasts is the inclusion of lightweight independent multi-link suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, a Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) system, digital performance gauge display, and turbo over-boost function.

2020 Veloster is available in three trim grades, with all-new Atkinson cycle 2.0 MPi and updated 1.6 T-GDi turbo engines driving the front wheels via a manual, automatic or Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

A fresh palette of exterior colours, with the option of a black two-tone roof, and a range of striking 18-inch alloy wheel designs complete a desirable sporty package in the all-new 2020 Veloster.

2020 Hyundai Veloster Model Range

2020 Hyundai Veloster

In addition to the model’s standard connectivity and safety equipment, the range-opening 2020 Veloster features LED daytime running lights, a Reverse Parking Distance Warning (PDW-R) system, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Veloster Turbo adds a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with satellite navigation and DAB+ digital radio, as well as additional SmartSense™ safety systems, including Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), and High Beam Assist (HBA).

Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) variants also receive the upgraded camera and radar-based City/Urban/ Interurban/Pedestrian Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Smart Cruise Control (SCC) systems.

The flagship Veloster Turbo Premium model gains leather seat trim, power driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, wireless (Qi standard) charging pad, full-width glass sunroof, and Head-Up Display (HUD).

“The all-new second-generation Veloster builds on the unique character and quirky 3-door styling of the original, but now with more attitude and driver appeal,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, JW Lee said.

“Powertrain and chassis upgrades, combined with standard advanced safety technology and driver-focused performance features, create a uniquely compelling package,” he said.

2020 Hyundai Veloster: Features Overview

The exterior styling of the second-generation Veloster is more intense and dynamic, enhancing the 2+1 door coupe’s unique design DNA.

A broad, dynamic frontal treatment incorporating Hyundai’s distinctive cascading grille, with a steeper roofline, increased bonnet length, and boldly sculpted wheel arches develop a powerful and refined coupe image.

Inside the cabin, asymmetrical design for the instrument panel and dashboard reflects the exterior styling, putting the focus on the driver.

Digital performance gauges (torque, G-force and turbo boost) combined with sports steering wheel and seats further reinforce the new Veloster is engineered to be driven.

Veloster benefits from a comprehensive Australian-specific chassis tune, to maximise the high-performance potential of the improved body rigidity and lightweight independent multi-link suspension.

Other notable driver-focused upgrades over the first-generation Veloster include a quicker-ratio electric power steering system, enhancing steering responsiveness, and Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) which improves performance during cornering.

Veloster is available with a choice of 2.0-litre MPi Atkinson (110kW & 180Nm) or 1.6-litre turbocharged (150kW & 265Nm) powertrains, the latter featuring up to 275Nm over-boost function.

The entry 2.0L MPi engine is offered with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Veloster Turbo and Turbo Premium are offered with a choice of six-speed manual or 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

A Drive Mode Select system allows drivers’ to tailor the Veloster’s characteristics to their own personal driving style, with Normal and Sport modes featured in manual versions, and additional Eco and Smart modes in automatic/DCT versions.

Editor Comment: The all-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster specification reads well – pity it doesn’t have an option to spec the i30 N engine and suspension !!

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