Hyundai is known to be a reliable and safe choice when buying a car, its lineup consists of good cars that look nice and perhaps sometimes a bit fussy, with some bright spots like the new sporty N badge they are pushing. Come to think of it, the N badge is an indicator that Hyundai wishes to inject some spirited youthfulness in its brand and lineup.
The intent for sportiness is even clearer with the introduction of the new Veloster, and from the looks of things Hyundai are putting their best foot forward. The new model takes what was intriguing about the old model, the three door layout, and gives it a more cohesive design that is much more attractive than its predecessor. The exterior is less rough around the edges, smoother lines and the fussiness has been reduced big time, the family face has been incorporated nicely. Overall the Veloster’s character has been retained smartly. Step inside and things are also on the upside, though the character here is almost nonexistent, but it’s a nice looking interior, gives the sense of sportiness with some breakaway from symmetry, the Veloster comes standard with a 7 inch touchscreen and if you opt for the Turbo model you get a 8 speaker Infinity Premium Audio system.
The three door is available with a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder with 147 Hp, a 1.6 Turbo with 200 Hp, Hyundai is clearly taking the N line seriously as it also launched the N version of the Veloster, that one comes with a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged that provides 275 hp and 350 Nm of torque, no info on performance figures yet .So Here’s to youth.