Hyundai Veloster – Hyundai takes a very neat trick with the star Velo. This car is a little bigger inside than the Scion tC (and Mini Clubman or Honda CR-Z hybrid). But thanks to a very low 2600-pound curb weight-400 pounds less than the TC-is said to rise to 40 mpg for the direct injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.
It would be the best Honda CR-Z numbers without the need for hybrid technology, and with the benefit of a more spacious cabin. One oddity: the access to the interior is a bit odd, with a door on the driver’s side, but the front doors and rear passenger side. Remember that the weight? Fewer gates for a manufacturer to avoid structural reinforcements for reducing and preventing the bulk. And low weight can increase the fun factor, in fact,
By Georg Kacher Cheap coupe with thrilling performance guarantee and eye-catching look? As long as you can find. Puma, Tigra and CRX are dead as a doornail, TT and Co play in a different (price) league. High time for a new character-Coupe at a low price. The Veloster is a three-door – a door on the left, two doors on the right, to a large tailgate, with panoramic windows. It looks crazy, increases downforce on the rear axle and improves visibility through the rearview mirror.
Unlike the Mazda RX-8 in the Veloster and the rear door is hinged forward. A look at the fund, explains why. The seats are small, the leg-and headroom for Asian bonsai-level matched the hatch is down so narrow that one from shoe size 33 hardly has a chance. As convenient access to additional storage space as well as child-and pet flap door, the third, however, has fully justified.
The Hyundai Veloster cockpit is not a mishmash of Asian, but stylish with tailor-made large round dials, multifunction steering wheel grip and good ergonomics. Driver and front passenger have felt even more space than the i40 Estate. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter with 140 hp sucker purrs, which is interlocked with a high-ratio six-speed manual transmission. The performance figures are neat: 0 to 100 km / h in 9.8 seconds, top 201 km / h Start-stop (extra charge) pushes the consumption of 6.2 to 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers.
The test car was painted bright yellow rows of thumb to shoot upward. But even without the driver’s applause at his expense, because the Veloster is sick in the street knows little traction problems, delayed prompt is not too tightly sprung, and by a neutral handling. The steering is direct, the gearbox smooth and precise, the stoic stability can be swayed by side winds and longitudinal grooves hard. But it gets even better – 2012 Veloster turbo starts with 175 hp and a twin-clutch gearbox.