Hyundai has further teased its upcoming asymmetrical four-door Veloster hatchback ahead of its official unveil at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month.
The teaser video shows its side profile in full, albeit at night, as its lights up an array of LED lights. The second-generation Veloster has been completely restyled inside and out, and features Hyundai latest cascading grille design upfront with thinner LED headlights and new bumpers all-round.
The South Korean maker previously previewed a camouflaged version of the new hatch to media at Inje Speedway last month and the new video is the first peek at the car unclothed.
Hyundai has already confirmed its next-generation Veloster will come with either a 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre turbocharged engine in its home market, with the latter producing peak torque earlier in the rev range than before and providing an overboost function in certain circumstances. The 1.6-litre Veloster Turbo is tipped to replace the model currently available in the Australian market. Outside of Korea, base models will likely be equipped with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol borrowed from the Elantra.
The rumoured Veloster N might follow the updated Veloster's debut later this year that will share the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol driveline as the performance-oriented brand’s i30 N. Launching locally this year, the five-door hatchback produces 202kW of power and 353Nm of torque through the front wheels in its top-spec Performance Package and takes on the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Other features for the new Veloster include a smart shift function to learn driver habits, meatier exhaust note and the choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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