2012 Hyundai Veloster looking awesome

Published on January 23rd, 2011

This looks nice. Hyundai has just introduced a new three-door coupe during the North American International Auto Show; 2012 Veloster. The most unique about this coupe would be the third door, which is located on the passenger side for easier access.

There’s no door on the driver side for rear passengers, which means rear passenger will have easier access coming in from the passenger side. Just take a look at this picture and hopefully it’ll clear things out. As you can see, the rear passenger door handle is hidden.

Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system will be made available with this car with features like Voice Text Messaging, Panic Notifications, Remote Vehicle Start, Location Sharing, and a whole lot of other interesting features, including GPS Turn by Turn navigation system.

Hyundai claimed a boastful up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway, which they say is better than the Honda CR-Z Hybrid, on the 1.6-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder Gamma engine coupled with Hyundai’s first dual-clutch tranny.

The engine features a Gasoline Direct Injection system, which helps to produce 138hp at 6,300rpm and 167Nm of torque at 4,850rpm. Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing is also part of the new Gamma engine with electronic throttle control, a roller timing chain, variable induction and and innovative anti-friction coatings such as CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating.

Other features include a 7-inch touchscreen display, Pandora Internet radio, Virtual CD downloading, AVI & MPEG playback via USB and video game console connectivity. Go to the bottom of this article for a full listing of features.

Hyundai said that the Veloster’s design was inspired by a high-performance sport bike (which one, we don’t know). LED position lights, Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille, hood scoop detailing, black highlights, all complement the Volester’s Fluidic Sculpture character lines.

The Veloster comes standard with 17-inch alloys but Hyundai will be offering two types of 18-inch wheels as an option.

Safety features are abundant with the Veloster. Features like Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Motor-Driven electric Power Steering, six airbags, state-of-the-art braking package (disc bracks on all four), ABS and Brake Assist system.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012 VELOSTER

  • All-new three-door coupe design
  • Coupe design with the functionality of a hatch and a passenger-side forward-hinged rear door
  • All-new 1.6-liter GDI Gamma engine paired with proprietary Hyundai six-speed manual transmission and Hyundai’s first dual-clutch transmission
  • Up to 40mpg highway (estimated)
  • Better highway fuel efficiency than Honda CR-Z Hybrid
  • Standard multi-function seven-inch touch-screen display
  • Pandora® internet radio capability
  • Gracenote® display technology with voice recognition
  • Virtual CD downloading
  • AVI and mpeg video playback via USB
  • Video game console connectivity with 115-volt power outlet
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition

Standard Blue Link telematics platform

  • Blue Link Assurance provides a free introductory period of complementary core safety services including Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance.
  • Blue Link Essentials provides Voice Text Messaging, Remote Door Unlock / Lock, Remote Horn & Lights, Panic Notification, Remote Vehicle Start, Alarm Notification, Quick Tips, Location Sharing, Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Maintenance Alert, Monthly Vehicle Report, Recall Advisor, Web Vehicle Diagnostics, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Vehicle Immobilization, Valet Alert, Geofence, Speed Alert, Curfew
  • Blue Link Guidance provides Turn-by-Turn Navigation, POI Search by advanced voice recognition system,  POI Web Search & Download, Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition, Traffic, Gas Station Locations & Gas Prices, Eco-Coach, Restaurant Ratings, Weather

words: Syawal Ahmad  pix: Hyundai

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