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Old 01-04-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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More Hyundai Veloster Revealed

Hyundai spills a little more beans on its upcoming hot-hatch, the Veloster which is to be seen this coming Monday 10 Jan 2011.
Power still looks to be coming from a 1.6L GDI engine that will likely be shared with the New Accent. The sole engine for now, but hyundai has stated that it wants this car to compete with the VW Scirocco overseas which would at least need the turbo 2.0L found in the genesis coupe, or even better would be the 2.0T found in the current Sonata and Kia Optima cousins. No word on pricing yet to my knowledge.





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Old 01-04-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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Looks suspiciously like a Dodge Caliber...
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Also keep in mind that this is a 3-door hatch with a rear access door on the passenger side; think mini cooper clubman and old saturn coupes.

the third door isnt doing anything for me, either 5-door, rear suicide doors like the rx-8 or 3-doors; the latter is preferrable
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
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access door = stupid.

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I kinda like the 3 doors, technically 4 doors for insurance purposes I suppose. I wonder if this will replace the Elantra touring for 2012? It didn't get the 2011 makeover the Elantra sedan got.
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no, this will not replace the elantra touring. hyundai announced that it wouldnt make financial sense to redesign it just yet since it is still within its life cycle here in the states and across the globe. that car hasnt been out long under its current generation so they couldnt make a strong business case for putting it under the knife. so instead of blowing money on it now, they will wait to give it a "corporate look."

the veloster replaces the tiburon as the sporty FWD hatchback in the lineup; the genesis coupe does not
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access door = stupid.

nice sig justhere lol
couldnt agree more for the access door... not a good idea nor have they ever been for that matter.

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Access door or not, IF they opt to put a boosted motor in that thing... I WILL have to give it a 2nd look... especially if performance should become comparable to the 2012 ST at a better price. Time will tell on both since it's too early at this point to know definitives (performance and price) on either...
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Posted via FF Mobile Would you guys like to explain why the rear access door is a terrible idea, and why rx8 suicide doors that cant be opened without opening the front doors and moving the seats up would be a better idea? Besides from a visual stand point.
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How about some real pictures...not half bad...







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