2012 Hyundai Veloster spy shots
Hyundai’s sporty Veloster coupe concept
For the looks huh? Well, anything is possible and Hyundai has been surprising a lot of people with the quality, performance and luxury of the their current line-up of cars. This is especially true with the Genesis that comes in both the sedan and coupe configuration. So the recipe for success is there for the Veloster (or whatever they end up calling it). Current expectations are that the new coupe will come equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection that generates more than 140 horsepower. There is also speculation that there will be a turbocharged variant that will generate close to 200 horsepower. Power is expected to be mated to Hyundai’s first dual clutch gearbox (DSG), as well as, a manual transmission for those who still like to do all the work.
Bottom line—a new entry-level coupe will be a welcome addition to the Hyundai line with sales expected to commence for the looks driven coupe early next year in Europe and the second half of 2011 for the U.S. market. Pricing information to come, but speculation says somewhere near $15K.