Hyundai is definitely working on the new generation Veloster. We know that because we just spotted a testing prototype of the three-door model. Yes, the vehicle sports the same configuration with a single door on the driver side and two on the other, but everything else seems to be redesigned. Moreover, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster appears to feature a bit larger footprint and a slightly longer wheelbase. This promises more space inside, especially for the rear-seat passengers.
2019 Hyundai Veloster: Redesign Details
The next generation Veloster isn’t getting a new platform. Instead, the car manufacturer revamped the existing, so aside it’s going to be more spacious, the hatchback will shed some weight as well. Plus, the prototype shows more streamlined profile that will additionally improve car’s fuel economy. The lower and sportier hatch is also getting new ends. The camouflage prevents us from seeing what’s actually going on beneath, yet we are sure that the 2019 Hyundai Veloster sports new grille, headlights, and bumpers. Around back, the hatchback shows redesigned taillights, while the new wheels appear to have a sharper design. On the other hand, the center-exit exhaust remains unchanged for now.
Power wise, the base model will keep thing normal for sure. This means it won’t get anything more powerful from 140 horsepower. However, the Korean car manufacturer plans to offer several high-end models. The Turbo version will use a reworked 1.6-liter turbo that’s going to deliver more from today’s 201 hp. We expect at least 10 additional ponies here.
In case you think that’s all, think again. The automaker is also building the 2019 Veloster N. This high-performance model is going to get a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, which will be able to pump out 246 horsepower. That is not all. No, the N is getting a “bigger N” as well. More precisely, they are also planning to introduce a track-focused version. The model will use the same 2.0-liter turbo, yet this time the engine will be capable of producing a staggering 271 hp.
Of course, the N models will feature a special kit. Aside from a limited-slip differential that boosts handling, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N will also get adjustable dampers and a driving modes selector with a track setting. Do I have to mention bigger wheels and brakes? Of course not because that always goes with the high-performance models.
Anyway, all versions will use front-wheel drive only, while you will be able to choose between six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission.
Price and Arrival
Judging by the latest reports, the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster won’t be introduced this year but in early 2018. Of course, the sale won’t start until next summer. There is nothing official regarding the price, yet we think it’s going to cost around $23K.