Proximity key entry and start, which lets you unlock the car and drive away without removing the key from your pocket or bag. To start the Veloster, you push a button on the dashboard. Cruise control.
A six-speaker audio system with iPod compatibility, AUX and USB inputs, and Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and audio streaming. This is controlled from a 7.0-inch central touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and (for Android phones) Google Now. You can display apps (such as navigation) from compatible smartphones on the touchscreen, and control them from there or by voice.
Tilt and reach adjustment for the steering wheel, and buttons on the wheel for operating the cruise control and the sound system.
Seats trimmed in a mix of real and fake leather, with powered tilt and slide adjustment for the driver. Air-conditioning that maintains a set temperature.
A reversing camera, and rear parking sensors.
Headlamps that sense when the sun is setting and turn themselves on, and long-lived LED daytime running lamps. Power-folding and heated exterior mirrors. A long glass sunroof, with powered sunshade.
Aluminium alloy wheels in an 18-inch size, and a space-saver spare wheel. A tyre-pressure monitor, which will warn you if a tyre has lost pressure – a major safety feature.
Hill-start assist, which controls the brakes automatically to make take-offs on hills easier.
There are six air-bags: two directly in front of the driver and front-seat passenger; two to protect the front occupants from side impacts; and full-length curtain air-bags to protect the heads of front and rear passengers from side-impacts.
Electronic stability control, which can help avoid a skid occurring. This technology is mandatory on all new cars.
All Velosters are covered by Hyundai’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.