Hyundai Veloster Video Review

02 Sep 2015 Car Reviews

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Hyundai Veloster Video Review

The Hyundai Veloster has polarised the opinions of WhichCar staff but as one of Australia’s best-selling vehicles, it’s hard to argue with the figures.

WHERE DOES IT FEEL AT HOME? 

Style is in the eye of the beholder and while the ladies like the Veloster, it has the male staff split. But what do they know about style anyway?

The Veloster doesn’t quite fit the ‘hot hatch’ class, but it gives it a good crack for a little sports car. The quirky coupe is made for those who like to drive with a bit more power than your standard eco car, but tend to stick to city roads.

STAND OUT FEATURES

It’s fun, charming and true to Hyundai’s form, the interiors are reminiscent of a 90s neon disco. Its asymmetrical design with an extra door only on the passenger side is a standout feature, as Hyundai brings a concept to life. That’s one, two, three doors, and four doors.

WE LOVE

We love that the Veloster is affordable for a sporty hatch and it comes with all the modern features you’d expect of a car, including tyre-pressure monitoring system, reverse camera and parking sensors.

As for the extra door in the back, we’re sitting on the fence with this one. While some love that it allows for easier access and eliminates the need to fold seats, the asymmetrical design has us A-types desperately trying to look away.

THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE

The shortcomings of the Veloster fall to a jerky double-clutch transmission, so driving in stop-start traffic is a bit erratic, and even with the third door, getting in and out is a bit of an effort thanks to the low seats.

WHO WILL IT SUIT?

The unorthodox Veloster is a risk that has paid off for Hyundai. We think ladies and forward thinking blokes will be particularly impressed with this car. It’s a fun, fast and affordable hatch.

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