We are frequently asked questions about the new Veloster. It is incredibly popular, and it seems this hot hatch has a bit of a cult-like following. In response, we thought we would offer this review of the 2020 Veloster. In short, the 2020 Veloster is nothing short of exhilarating.
If you want to live loud and perform your own review of the 2020 Veloster, come down to Hamilton and visit Mountain Hyundai for a breathtaking test drive. Unique and cutting edge, there is no other vehicle on the road that even comes close.
At First Glance- The 2020 Veloster immediately stands out from the crowd. Its unique third door cannot help but inspire a closer look. Hidden with no visible door handle, and located on the passenger side, it provides easy access to the rear seat while maintaining the sculpted, coupe-like body lines of the car's design. A low, aggressive stance, wide cascading grille, LED lighting all-around are the kind of highlights that help to get this car noticed, while the available twin tip centre exhaust turns heads with its distinctive sound and look.
Under the Hood- The base Veloster Preferred and the mid-level Veloster Luxury trims come standard with a 147 horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic. Stepping up to the Veloster Turbo swaps out the engine for a 1.6L Turbo that delivers 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. All flavours are FWD, and the Turbo comes with a manual option. Here is how Hyundai describes its performance:
"What makes this sports coupe such an exciting driving experience? The unique agility of how it takes every curve. The satisfying sporty sound when you hit the gas pedal. Everything about the Veloster will make you want to get behind the wheel."
The Interior Experience- Roomier than you might expect, the Veloster's cabin is more like a cockpit, with everything placed intuitively, helping drivers to spend more time with their eyes on the road. The Preferred and Luxury models get cloth seating surfaces with blue stitching, while the Turbo gets leather. All versions get heated front seats, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, and 4-way manually adjustable front passenger's seat. Rear passengers get rear-seat cupholders and adjustable head restraints. All models also enjoy a leather-wrapped shift knob, a heated steering wheel, and remote keyless entry, while some enjoy a wide sunroof that floods the interior with sunlight.
Staying in Touch- We expect our new vehicles to be loaded with tech and infotainment, and the new Veloster does not disappoint. Across the various trims, gadgets and conveniences include 7- and 8-inch display screens, a rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines, seamless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone integration, USB & auxiliary jacks and Bluetooth. Some models also come equipped with the Hyundai BlueLink system, a suite of digital apps, and remote services designed to keep you fully connected to the outside world throughout your journey.
Safety- Advanced safety features and driver assistance systems are no longer something only available to purchasers of high-end vehicles. Hyundai now equips most of its models with this life-saving tech, including the Veloster. Even the economical base Hyundai is equipped with blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, brake assist, and torque vectoring control. Another great safety tech including forwarding Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning are available on the higher-end Veloster models.
Value- Starting with its surprisingly affordable price tag, you will find the 2020 Hyundai Veloster brimming with value. Jam-packed with a long list of features typically found on more expensive vehicles, you will get more bang for your buck. This hatchback's cost of ownership is impressively low too, saving you money for as long as you own it. Repairs are inexpensive, insurance rates are low, and fuel economy is exceptional, saving you a bundle every time you visit the pump. On models equipped with the feature, Hyundai also adds additional value to the purchase by throwing in 3 years of free BlueLink connectivity services. Finally, Hyundai supports its Canadian vehicles with free roadside assistance and a warranty that outlasts most of its rivals- 5 years/ 100,000 km, delivering peace of mind.
Conclusion- Head-turning good looks, great performance, well-equipped and full of value; what's not to love about this stylish little hot hatch? Everything about it will make you want to climb behind the wheel. It seems we are not the only ones enamoured with it. The 2020 Veloster was named "Fan Favourite" at the AutoFOCUS awards held at the annual Miami International Auto Show and was also named a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
If you are looking for a funky and fun little hatch with tons of options and possibilities, plenty of capability and incredible value, check out the 2020 Hyundai Veloster, now available in Hamilton here at Mountain Hyundai. Drop by for a visit and slip behind the wheel for an exhilarating test drive today!