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First images of 2019 Hyundai Veloster prototype released

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Marcus De Guzman / Hyundai | November 29, 2017 14:08

Next-gen Hyundai Veloster teased in new official 'spy' photos

For the past few months, our spies have spotted Hyundai testing what appears to be the next-generation Veloster. Last seen at the Nurburgring in June, our insiders suspected that it's the more powerful N version that was seen lapping around 'Green Hell'.

Now, the automaker has revealed the first official 'spy' photos of the upcoming 2019 Veloster going around an undisclosed track.

Covered in a rather colorful camouflage which hides the the car's new shape, the new Veloster still somewhat bears a resemblance with the outgoing model. However, we do get to see that Hyundai was busy changing up the Veloster's front and rear fascias.

First images of 2019 Hyundai Veloster prototype released

Starting with the front end, the 2019 Veloster sports the brand's new cascading grill design along with what appears to be sharper-looking headlights. The front bumper, on the other hand, appears to have received a mild redesign as well. Also, present are what looks to be a new set of alloy wheels that feature a blade-like design.

We don't see much of the Veloster's rear but based on one of the teaser photos, a new set of taillights adorn the rear quarter panels. Meanwhile, the tailgate itself appears to be new as well. Completing it all are the red-colored brake calipers that are hiding beneath the gloss black alloy wheels.

First images of 2019 Hyundai Veloster prototype released

No powertrain details have been released yet but we will not be surprised that it will benefit from a turbocharged engine. When fully revealed, the 2019 Veloster could be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder derived from the all-new i30 N released last July.

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster will be making its official debut at next year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan.