Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | December 19, 2017 12:19
Next-generation Hyundai Veloster seen undisguised on public roads
Nearly a month ago, Hyundai released the first prototype images of the next-gen Veloster wearing a rather colorful livery. Meant to hide the car's new shape, the prototype Veloster appears to have a sharper exterior while still retaining its signature shape.
Now, our spies were able to catch the all-new Veloster wearing no disguise whatsoever. Spotted by our eagle-eyed insiders in a photo / film shoot, the next-gen hatchback appears to have the brand's new Cascading Grill. Also seen are what look to be new LED headlights that come with daytime running lights.
The rear, on the other hand, also gets a redesign for the next-generation model. Angular taillights dominate the rear end while the hatch itself appears to have been reshaped. Carried-over, however, is the signature rear bumper and centrally-mounted dual exhausts.
When officially launched, expect the Veloster to be powered by an array of turbocharged engines. Aside from the Veloster Turbo, a more performance-oriented N version will also be available. In fact, our spies were able to spot a prototype version of the Veloster N being tested at the Nurburgring last August.
As for its new architecture, the 2019 Veloster is said to be underpinned by a modified Elantra chassis. This should make the all-new hatchback slightly longer and wider than its predecessor.
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster could make its world debut sometime next year.