Hyundai Australia has released pricing and specification for its long-delayed Veloster four-door hatchback, which was first revealed at last year’s Detroit motor show in January.
The second-generation version of the quirky Veloster retains the signature single driver’s side-, two passenger-side- and hatchback-door layout, with pricing kicking off from $29,490 before on-road costs when it enters showrooms later this month.
The Veloster range will consist of three variants – the base Veloster, more potent Veloster Turbo and top-shelf Veloster Turbo Premium – with the former powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 110kW of power and 180Nm of torque, and the latter two underpinned by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four cylinder making 150kW and 265Nm.
Both will be available with a six-speed manual transmission and the choice of an automatic – a six-speed torque converter in the 2.0 litre and a seven-speed dual-clutch unit in the Turbo.
The range starts at $29,490 for the manual Veloster, with the auto adding $2300 to the price. The manual Turbo kicks off at $35,490, while the Premium grade is priced at $38,990. The automatic option on turbocharged Velosters will set buyers back another $3000.
Standard equipment for the Veloster includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, climate control air-conditioning, reversing camera, sports seats, leather-appointed steering wheel and gear selector, a six-speaker sound system, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.
Stepping up to the Turbo brings unique 18-inch alloys, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber, a larger 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, satellite navigation, digital radio, LED head- and tail-lights, and a partial leather interior trim.
The Premium gets its own dark metallic/machined rims, sunroof, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and a wireless smartphone charging pad. It also gets the option of a two-tone roof in Phantom Black for an additional $1000.
Safety is covered by six-airbags, forward collision warning, driver attention warning and lane-keeping assist for the base car, but the Turbo adds active cruise control, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning with inter-urban and pedestrian detection (on the auto only).
2020 Hyundai Veloster pricing before on-road costs:
|Veloster Turbo Premium||manual||$38,990|
|Veloster Turbo Premium||automatic||$41,990|