New Hyundai coupe unveiled
26 January 2011
Hyundai has revealed the Veloster three-door coupe that will arrive in the UK in October this year.
The car will use the company's first six-speed double-clutch transmission and run a 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDI petrol engine. While figures are not yet known, Hyundai said it will offer "driving enjoyment combined with high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.".
The Veloster has a "unique three-door configuration" which includes a rear door on the passenger side "for added practicality and useability, giving safe and easy access to the spacious interior" said the carmaker.
"We expect it to attract new customers to the brand when it reaches the European market later this year," said Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe.
"The new Veloster goes a long way to solving the inherent compromise of traditional coupe design, which sacrifices comfort and convenience for style. This exciting car offers progressive buyers a sleek and distinctive design in an innovative three-door coupe form that provides practicality as well as driving pleasure.
"The Veloster embodies the evolution of the Hyundai brand in Europe: it's our latest model to offer great looks in a thoughtfully conceived package, and still has the well-established Hyundai characteristics of quality, safety and efficiency," Rushforth concluded.
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