2018 Hyundai Veloster spy pics

The next generation of Hyundai’s mini-sports coupe has been spotted testing in the Californian desert.

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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster has been caught on a test run near Death Valley in California.

Despite the cloaking it looks as though Hyundai is sticking with a distinctive look for its compact sporty coupe, albeit with sleeker lines, though the overall profile remains true to the current generation which first appeared in 2011.

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The front will be updated, though it will still be dominated by a broad grille. If new Hyundai models are anything to go by it will have a sharper shaped headlights than those currently fitted.

The A-pillar looks different to previous models with a gradual sweep into the roofline and the rear appears to have a wider stance thanks to its new chassis that also underpins the new Hyundai i30.

The Veloster looks set to remain a three door, judging by the obvious rear door handle on the right side of this prototype (flipped for right-hand drive models) and a covered-up rear quarter on the driver's side.

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Hyundai will probably stick with the 103kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 150kW turbocharged version in the Hyundai Veloster SR models.

However, there’s also likely to be an N performance model from Hyundai's new sub-brand – which will get a special exterior design package and handling and power upgrades probably via a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo capable of delivering nearly 200kW.

The new Veloster is expected to make a motor show debut sometime towards the end of this year.

 

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