Test drive the new Veloster 1.6GDi over the weekend. After driving a Matrix for more than 8 years, have to slowly get used to the low seating position. Having a hard time getting into the car as the steering wheel is getting into the way where my thigh keep stucked by the steering wheel.
It's good to come with electronic control driver seat adjustment.
Moving off is smooth so is the gear swifting. Don't feels the jerk when gear changed. Sad that do not have a chance to drive on the highway, not to forget this is still a sport coupe.
Factory fitted 17" wheels is good and comfort is not compromised either. It could be due to the tyred used are not of performance tyre, but more for passenger car usage.
Controls on the center pannel are easily access except that if the 2DIN ICE come with DVD player would be better. However the factory fitted reversed cam look great for parking.
Will arrange for another test drive since this round was a bit too rush.
Currently the price is at $126K before less $10K and COE offset at $58K.
140bhp GDI engine,
3rd door for rear passengers to exit on the left side which are much safer.
Factory fitted reversed camera with a build-in 2DIN LCD screen (exclude DVD player function).
Factory fitted driving day lights is another safety features found in most European car and 6 air bags, ESP and ABS with EBD.
A bit cramp at the rear as it's a 4 passenger coupe.
Should have come with a manual transmission for better per performance.
The lights, signal and wiper control is Europe design in which is located at the opp position from Asian designed car, need more time to get used to.
Missing right passenger's windows might be a problem in future if clearing the custom at the causeway(the panel is fixed, cannot be winddown).