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Hyundai Veloster Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price

Hyundai Veloster | Review Australia

 

Review on Hyundai Veloster and not mention its key feature? Doesn’t work. Let’s forget about those conventional four-door sedans. And start with the review with the most noticeable and unique feature of the Hyundai Veloster, its three doors. One on the driver’s side and the other two on the passenger side. We have come across various unique and strange body shapes and styles in automobiles. Its key feature makes this vehicle one of a kind in the Australian market. The Hyundai Veloster was discontinued in Australia, slow sales might have been one of the reasons. 

 

This second-generation vehicle and its uniqueness surely come at a cost. But does the price tag justify the increase over i30 (being the more practical option)? Let’s find out!

 

Hyundai Veloster Engine:

The Hyundai Veloster comes in two variants; The manual version and the Automatic version. Both of these have a six-speed transmission (in the standard or base models) but obviously have different price tags to them! Hyundai Veloster comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. This engine produces up to 110 kW and 180 Nm of power. A significant decrease is seen in this model of about 10 kW and 23 Nm from the standard/regular i30 hatchback. The Veloster also comes in a 1.6 liter naturally aspired four-cylinder (six-speed manual transmission) or 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission). The price tags between the versions vary. A 1.6-liter engine is offered in Turbo and Turbo Premium Veloster. 

 

Exterior of Hyundai Veloster:

The key feature of the Hyundai Veloster; The asymmetrical door design! This vehicle comes with three doors, one on the driver’s side and two on the passenger’s side. Along with an aggressive low-slung roofline. This three-door design caused a stir in the automobile market with the coupe-styled driver door and shorter pair of doors on the passenger side.  The Hyundai Veloster is equipped with multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. These wheels are shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 rubber. The vehicle comes with the tyre pressure monitoring system. The Turbo and Turbo Premium versions of Veloster are also equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels but have blacked-out side skirts and a red-painted lower air-intake sporty grille. The vehicle comes with a reversing camera and daytime LED running lights. 

 

Following are the dimensions for Hyundai Veloster 2021 (note that the dimensions differ depending on the model):

 Height: 1399 mm

 Width: 1800 mm 

 Length: 4240 mm 

 Wheelbase: 2650 mm

 

With its three doors, easy to get in the back, design makes it more convenient than the two doors and four-seat design.

 

The Hyundai Veloster comes in the following exciting colors; (check the producer’s website for availability)

 Premium Chalk White (Metallic)

 Phantom Black (Mica)

 Ignite Flame (Mica)

 Dark Night (Mica)

 Lake Silver (Metallic)

 Yellow ThunderBolt

 Tangerine Comet

 

Inside of the Hyundai Veloster:

The interior varies depending on the Veloster version. For entry-level, it varies between blue and black color themes. For Turbo, the inside is black-themed with red highlights and leather. The Turbo Premium follows a similar theme as Turbo but comes with Leather Upholstery. 

 

With so unique on the outside, what does the Veloster looks like from the inside? Here it is. The Hyundai Veloster is equipped with a pretty standard yet impressive inside. It comes with a 7.0-inch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Single-zone climate control, Sporty-look front row seats, cruise control, and a leather-clad steering wheel. If you go for the automatic version of the Veloster, you also get switchable drive modes. The Turbo version of the Veloster comes with an 8.0-inch media screen, 8 speaker infinity sound system, satellite navigation, digital radio, and proximity unlocking. 

 

Hyundai Veloster also comes with a SmartSense advanced safety system. It offers DAW (Driver’s Attention Warning), FCW (Forward Collision Warning), LKA (Lane Keeping Assist), FCA (Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist) system. That’s not all, the safety system of the Hyundai Veloster also comes with six airbags. The overall cabin is excellent but there is way too much hard plastic used everywhere including, from the dashboard to the door sills. 

 

Hyundai Veloster Specifications:

Following is the list of exterior and interior key specs of Hyundai Veloster: (Note that these specs are for the standard or base Hyundai Veloster Model)

 

Exterior Specs of the Veloster:

 18 Inch Alloy Wheels

 Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Tyres

 Three Asymmetrical doors

 LED daytime running lights

 Halogen Headlights

 Engine Immobilizer

 LED indicators

 Cargo Area Lights

 Painted Grille

 Power Mirrors with Indicators

 Rear Bumper Special

 Remote keyless entry

 Rear Spoiler Hatch mounted

 Reversing Camera

 Rear washer

 Tyre Pressure monitoring system

 12 Volt power Outlet

 Heated Exterior Mirrors

 

Interior specs of the Veloster:

 Six airbags

 Anti-Lock braking

 Automatic Climate Control with auto defog function

 Apple CarPlay

 Android Auto

 Leather-appointed gear and steering wheel

 Automatic Door locks

 Remote anti-theft

 Adjustable steering wheel (telescopic and tilt)

 Bottle holders and armrests in the front

 Central Locking

 Child seat anchor points

 Alloy sport pedals

 Air conditioning

 Adjustable rear seats

 6 speaker 

 Start and stop button

 Tinted windows

 Cruise control with manual speed limiter

 Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

 7-inch Multimedia system

 Parking distance warning reverse (PDW-R)

 

How much does the Hyundai Veloster Costs?

As mentioned before, the price tags vary depending on the model or trim of the Hyundai Veloster you choose to buy. The prices start from $29,780 and go all the way up to $43,410 (for last year manufactured model)

 

Pros of having the Veloster:

 One of its kind design with three doors.

 A unique and a more practical model

 Comes in various versions

 Improved accommodations for the passenger seats

 Turbocharged engine is impressive.

 

Cons:

 Yes, the third door is an upgrade but for some people, it might be quite uncomfortable to get into the seat behind the driver while passing over the hard plastic tray and cup holders. 

 Tight space in the back

 Doesn’t have the All-wheel drive

 The hatch capacity is lesser

 

The Final Verdict:

The Hyundai Veloster is an overall amazing and unique vehicle design-wise. But when we talk about the practicality of a family car, Hyundai Veloster lacks! It is not your perfect family car as it also lacks storage space (small boot) and contains only three doors. But if you just like to occasionally put people in and move around, or you want something unique and different for yourself, this might be your car. Before purchasing any car, get to know about all its hidden past with Quick Revs' online portal.

 

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