Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NAIAS: Hyundai Veloster Shines In Detroit

Hyundai Veloster, the Korean carmaker's new entry level hatchback is anything but jurassic as the name might imply. The Veloster fits with the company's new branding which was unveiled just before the car itself in Detroit. New thinking. New Possibilities. Here's a small hatchback with a 1.6 liter 138 horsepower engine with possible 40mpg fuel economy and an option to mate it to their DSG transmission.

The Veloster looks like a 2-door car from the driver's side that has one larger door but on the passenger side there are two doors for easy access to the back seat behind which there may even be enough room for golf clubs. Hyundai continues to impress and this vehicle could catch on with twenty-somethings or even families with small kids who are on tight budgets demanding fuel economy. With a $17,000 price tag this could be another hit from Hyundai. Watch for it in showrooms this summer.