CALL US ON
6533 5878

Hyundai Veloster 1.6 MPI Review: Opening new doors

Hyundai turns up the style and adds a touch of quirkiness with its new Veloster 1+2 door coupe.
OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
15 Mar 2012
What we like:
pros
Distinctive looks
pros
the vanity factor to those doors
pros
well-equipped
What we dislike:
cons
Needs more performance (should be solved by the GDI later on)
cons
some overtly racy styling details on the outside
cons
too much chrome on the headlamps

Inside, the Veloster’s dashboard shares its basic flowing architecture with the Elantra’s and i45’s, and together with the door trims, once again shows off Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design themes and lines. The triangular door handles mimic the Scirocco’s while the grab handle like sides of the gear lever console reminds me of the first generation TT’s. The neat looking main instruments are set deep in separate binnacles. The sizable engine start button sits on the lower part of the centre console while a 7-inch LCD colour touchscreen infotainment system takes centre stage higher up. The screen displays settings and menus for various functions including a Blue MAX mode to encourage more fuel economical driving habits.

The driver’s seat is both comfortable and supportive while a thoughtful feature is the extended seat belt arm on the driver’s side – very convenient indeed as you’d have to stretch over your right shoulder to grab the belt in most two-door cars.

Obviously, the rear can be accessed from either sides of the car but it’s a no-brainer to enter via the driver’s side if there’s an extra door for easier access on the passenger side. Despite the convenience of the rear door, ingress and egress requires some gymnastics as the drooping roof line and hence the shape of the doors mean you’d have to bend your neck quite a bit to get into the rear compartment. Once inside, headroom is once again limited by the sloping roof while legroom is just about average for a compact coupe. The panoramic sunroof adds a sense of airiness in the cabin, which in turn helps rear passengers from feeling too claustrophobic. The boot is reasonably deep and well-sized – it isn’t any less spacious when compared to say, a Scirocco and split/fold seatbacks are standard as well.

The Veloster is a fresh addition to the affordable coupe market. Its distinctive looks and style will make a bold statement in the market. A more powerful power train will be the icing on the cake – hopefully the upcoming GDI or the turbo can fulfill the Veloster’s potential.

Credits: Story and photos by Raymond Lai

Hyundai
Hyundai Veloster 1.6 MPI
Cars in this article
Hyundai Veloster 1.6 MPI (A) 2012
UNAVAILABLE

Hyundai Veloster 1.6 MPI (A) 2012

car icon
N/A
car icon
N/A
car icon
Authorised Dealer
Why sell your car with Oneshift?
bullet
Convenient and Hassle-Free

We know that visiting multiple car dealerships can be a real hassle! We’ll help you obtain the highest price for your car within 24 hours from our network of 500+ certified dealers from the comfort of your home.

bullet
Consumer Protection

We say no to unethical dealers. We employ strict quality control when validating the used car dealers in our panel and only work with trusted and reputable LTA-approved partners.

bullet
Transparent Process With No Obligation

We respect our customers and understand that at times, you may have doubts or need more time to decide. Don’t worry—we will never force a sale on you. Our dealer partners will only transact with you when you are satisfied with the final offer.

Sell your car for the best price in Singapore

Get the best price for your used cars from 500+ verified dealers, all within 24 hours

W
William Teng
2 weeks ago
The quote for my car was fast, responsive and the highest. The transaction was fast and explanation was clear. The person who inspected my car was friendly and professional. It was a good experience with OneShift.
W
William Chan
3 weeks ago
The transaction was very smooth from the minute I get on to their website trying to sell my car till the car ownership transferred and have the money paid by Pay Now into my account. It only takes less than 3 days. The person attending to me are very professional, Jon at the phone in their office and Sean Tan who came down to view and test the car. I am very happy to have decided to sell my car through "One Shift By Carousell"