2012 Hyundai Veloster | new car review

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 by

2012 Hyundai Veloster, in the midst of a brand revival campaign, has created one of the most evocative if not beautifully designed car, the 2012 Veloster. This 5-seater car would appeal to those with sporty intentions who share a love for hatchbacks, and the college going crowd (with an emphasis on ‘young’). want to call the car a coupe, but it’s really a hatch. Not a hot hatch, just a hot looking hatch.

Its 1.6-litre CVVT 4-cylinder engine is quite the unusual suspect. A car with such sporty proportions suggests a larger displacement or turbocharging and consequently SPEED. The 2012 delivers anything but that. Max. power of 128bhp is reached at 6,300 rpm and 157Nm of torque at 4850 rpm. Those horses are unleashed through a 5-speed auto gearbox which makes it apt for city cruising.

We estimate the 2012 Hyundai Veloster would deliver 600 kms to a full tank of 50 liters,  but need a Road Test to verify it. With 6 airbags in place, ABS & ESP, this car checks all the necessary boxes in the safety category. Convenience features are many, the popular smart key with start/stop button has found it’s way to the Veloster’s dash. 2012 Hyundai VelosterFor entertainment you have an audio system with mp3 capability, aux-in and USB port. The lazy armed get steering controls, then there is climate control, a Panaroma sunroof to get a view of the skyline of Dubai or elsewhere and cruise control for those very tiresome high displacement drives on highways unknown. For the careless and the fairer sex, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes loaded with a reversing camera that displays itself on a 7”screen on the center console, unfortunately it does not double as a display for Navigation.

The leather clad upholstery is not exactly Nappa quality but it is comfortable with the convenience of wipe-to-remove-stains, you can’t complain. The interiors are a little snug and 6 footers would find the rear cabin tight on head room. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster runs on 18” rims that gives greater contact patch area and complements it’s handling characteristics besides  adding to aesthetic appeal, and they are of a beautiful 5 spoke design.

To sustain the sporty theme on the insides Hyundai have screwed on some faux aluminium pedals and sports seats. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes in colours that suit the vibrant and the introvert; 6 in total, black, white, silver, red, orange and green. Only one trim is available in the U.A.E. and it is priced at a very reasonable AED 74,900. It comes inclusive of a 3 year 100,000 km warranty and something that not all cars in this price bracket offer, style.2012 Hyundai VelosterSpecifications:

Body type:
Seating Capacity: 5
Engine: 1.6-litre 4-cylinder CVVT
Max power (bhp @ rpm): 128bhp @ 6,300 rpm
Max torque (Nm @ rpm): 157Nm @ 4,850 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Drivetrain layout: Front engine; Front wheel drive
Price: AED 74,900

3 Responses to 2012 Hyundai Veloster | new car review

  1. ghassan almaqbali Reply

    January 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    الرجاء ارسال معلومات اكثر عن الهايونداي الهتش باج 1.6 ليتر على الايميل وارسال صور للسيارة انا ارغب في شراء السيارة ولكن هل السعر الموجود 74.900 درهم هو السعر الحقيقي ام هو اقل من ذلك وما هي مواصفات السيارة ؟

  2. MALEK Reply

    January 12, 2012 at 3:02 am


  3. Hussain Alzaidi Reply

    January 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Are this car available in kuwait?

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