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Hyundai Veloster, Coupe, Hatchback
#1 of 72 Hyundai Veloster
Jan 24, 2011 (8:43 am)
Three door coupe Hyundai Veloster will be on sale in 2011.
Introduced at the 2011 NAIAS in Detroit.
Specifications are posted on Hyundai site.
Fun vehicle from Hyundai at a lower entry point than Genesis Coupe.
A lot of content and great mpg.
Other than some odd styling elements I expect this to be a winner. And I like the styling, though I'm sure it will be polarizing.
Feb 21, 2011 (3:11 pm)
This may be just the practical, 40 mpg, mid-life-crisis "sports car" I've been waiting for. I'm way too big for Mazda Miata or RX-8, and too cheap to spring for BMW Z-4. I read a review by a 6'1" jurnalist that said it was roomy enough for him. Time will tell. I'm keeping an eye on this Forum to see the latest on the what and when of this car. Thanks, MoparBad.
#3 of 72 Re: Intriguing [ecotrklvr]
Mar 13, 2011 (1:38 pm)
It was just released in South Korea. Here's some info...
Veloster on sale in KDM
Supposedly due here in the US in the second half of the year.
#4 of 72 Won't be long now
Mar 13, 2011 (5:18 pm)
As stated in the previous post, Veloster is in production and on sale now in Korea. Expected on sale in U.S. no later than 2nd half 2011.
Hyudai keeps exceeding my expectations with it's latest vehicles.
Now, if they will just unbundle some of their options and trim levels. Please don't bundle Sunroof with Leather and Nav.
#5 of 72 Re: Won't be long now [moparbad]
Mar 13, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Amen - keep the Sunroof as a stand-alone option, dammit. From your keyboard to Hyundai's eyes.
#7 of 72 Option packages
Mar 14, 2011 (9:11 am)
Have the dealer change the 18" wheels for 17" and I could accept the contents of the style package. 18" wheels with low profile tires are just a repair bill wating to happen in pothole plagued roadway of Midwest. Not happy about the leatherette, at least is it not leather and only inserts.
Thanks for posting the media link on packages tenpin. Now the only question is pricing.
• 18” alloy wheels w/ P215/40R18 tires
• Chrome grille surround w/ piano black highlights
• Front fog lights
• Panoramic sunroof
• Dimension premium audio w/ 8 speakers, external amp & subwoofer
• Leatherette bolster seats & door inserts
• Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
• Alloy pedals
• Driver auto up window
#9 of 72 Re: Won't be long now [ecotrklvr]
Apr 21, 2011 (9:21 am)
I'll second, third, fourth that idea... I'm searching now for a smallish CUV or SUV mostly for my wife's use and we've already had to rule out 3 or 4 attractive vehicles because we want some upgrades, like leather heated power seats and climate control. She is short, I'm tall and we live in New England. So we need to be able to change drivers frequently and keep warm. But as soon as you go for the seats and climate control, most top trim models REQUIRE the moonroof and in most cases my head interferes with the sunroof. Why can't tall Americans order a semi-luxury car without a sunroof? I did it two years ago when I bought a Mazda6 GT w/o a sunroof. I still can't figure out why they let that get through, but I'm thrilled with it. My head has never hit the roof..!!
Please Hyundai, KIA, and ALL other manufacturers; make the sun/moonroof a STANDALONE option for the American market..
#10 of 72 Drove one today
Sep 24, 2011 (11:04 pm)
First thing I noticed - that a 6'4" guy like me would fit fine in Driver's or Passenger's seat ! The Automatic version I drove was sprightly, but a bit short of peppy. On the few curves I got to try, it stayed remarkable flat; yet the ride was more supple than my Santa Fe. All in all, a great econosport ride.
I'm glad to see this car get built. I'll need a "middle-age crazy" car in awhile. This may end up being it.