Once again, the Veloster has been spied while testing but, unfortunately, it still wears a lot of camo to cover up its most important aspects. Even so, the car which was presented back in 2007 at the Seoul Auto Show comes closer and closer to becoming reality.
When it will meet its public for the first time, the Veloster will come with a body pretty much the size of the Accent, sharing the same FWD platform with the Accent and Elantra. Under the hood, the South Koreans will tuck a 1.6l four-cylinder direct injection engine, developing 140 hp and providing a fuel consumption rating of over 40 mpg (5.8 l/100km).
Also, a more powerful, 2.0-liter version of Hyundai's new Theta II GDI (Gas Direct Injection) engine might also make it into the model.
Some speak of the Veloster getting a dual clutch transmission to handle the 140 hp coming from the smaller engine and the 180 to 190 HP developed by the Theta II GDI.
The first powerplant was confirmed by John Krafcik's, Hyundai CEO in the US. He also pointed to the fact that the production version Veloster will boast some 80 percent of the design cues previewed on the concept presented back in 2007.
As said, the Veloster will be presented at the Paris Auto Show, an event which autoevolution will not miss. Stay tuned for for live photos of the Veloster from the show.