The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is making a return to the market. It will debut its second-generation vehicle in due time. This news appeared once before already, though. So we knew that the model was coming. However, it is only now that we are getting more solid evidence as the pictures of the car have started emerging. Unfortunately, it is still not a finished product.
The spy photos that we got show a prototype version of the car. The model is hacked and still has some parts missing. At the same time, others are covered in camo. But there are some things that still come as reveling and leave us plenty of date to analyze. One of the things that we see is the comeback of the three door design that Hyundai is using for this car.
The second-generation Veloster model is going to be an extension of the previous one. Hyundai is creating the vehicle again because the sales of the previous car were so good. The sales were going good particularly in the US market.
Hyundai Outselling the Competition
It managed to outsell the competition by a high margin. It’s the fact that none of the other rivaling cars are doing anything to better their products. So Hyundai decided that they should prepare in advance an updated product of their own. The previous Veloster made a tear in the American market. Yet, it did not bring a very high income when it comes to Europe. On the other hand the global market is still going strong. This could be an additional reason to produce the Veloster model yet again.
It appears that the company is going to pull out 2019 Hyundai Veloster form the European market. They may not even release the second-generation car there. The poor sales and the bigger prospect of the rivaling vehicles is the main reason for that. But luckily the brand found a new life in America already. There are also other global markets which are still going strong.
Some of the advantages that the Hyundai Veloster brought will stay with the 2019 model. It mainly includes a very affordable price and high reliability. The vehicle also made a splash with the unique kind of a design.This is something that only Hyundai could bring. And it was a very interesting and a welcomed prospect to have.
All in all, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster might continue the success of the previous generation. And we can most likely see the car very soon. They still keep a release date a secret. A lot of other parts of the vehicle is still a secret as well. But we will get the needed information one by one.
News about the Release Date of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster
There is no confirmation about the release date of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster. But there are a lot of assumptions when the car is going to come out. One thing is for sure. This model is not going to come out any time soon. But we expect it to be released within a year. The stage of the model right now does not look so much promising. However, as they still keep majority of the car covered and hidden. We can only expect to see the details about it come within a year.
We are probably gearing for a release date. It will probably be in 2018, probably at the end of the year as a 2019 model. It should hit the markets at home first. The company will probably release the model in America by the start of 2019. The global markets will probably have a similar release time. At the same time, it is becoming more apparent that this car will not appear in Europe. It is due to poor sales of the previous generation model.
What would the Price of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster be?
The company has not come out with estimated price of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster yet. But they are planning to keep the price as close to the current one as possible. at least that’s what they stated already. They have not decided to how much would the price go for. But we know the Veloster as an inexpensive car.
It was the main reason why it did so great in the American market. People were very much thrilled with the prospect of getting a good and quality car for such a low price. They are planning to continue the same thing with the upcoming model. And it will probably keep a similar price tag for the car. They are selling the outgoing model for around 22,000 USD in America. So we can expect that a similar price is going to be given for the 2019 version.
The prototype for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster is actually covered with a lot of camo and you can hardly make out what is underneath. Moreover, there are some parts which seem to be missing, but our expert reviewers have a keen eye and have managed to catch all the details that the new Veloster is preparing for us. At first glance, the 2019 Veloster seems like the outgoing one, but on closer inspection we see what the differences between the vehicles are.
The hood seems to be positioned lower and connects to the grille which seems to have a cascading design. This is a look which Hyundai has already given to some other vehicles so it makes sense to use it here. The headlights are made to be slimmer and there are far less peculiar lines than with the previous model.
The side view shows us the three door design where the same asymmetric layout that made this car popular is used. The door handle is tucked underneath the door window neatly, while the glass area on the right side seems to be larger. The rear part of the car has the most amount of camo, but some parts are still hard to hide.
We see that the back window is still steeply raked. The car has an evolutionary design and it is a bit hard to tell how much glass they implemented here. The taillights have the same slim design as the front lights and as many other Hyundai products alike. The center exhaust is has remain but the only difference is that it seems smaller compared to before. The bumper has been revised as well and there are a few auxiliary vents which are added here.
Inside Appearance and Possible Design
The inside of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster is still a mystery by all means. The picture so of the interior have not been taken still and it only gives us a hint of what they may decide to do on the inside. Firs thing’s first, the improved dimensions are going to add a larger inside and offer more interior roominess for the car.
It will make the passengers feel much comfortable and the ones in the rear are going to feel the most changes and the ways that the Veloster can improve. The vehicle is going to add various new materials which are going to make the base form of the car seem a little bit closer to the other trim levels. In the past it was better that you immediately buy the higher trim as the base did not offer much at all.
They are going to make it closer to the other higher trims now as they improve upon the additions and the amenities. Speaking of amenities, the gadgets are going to be updated and are going to add a new sphere to the 2019 Hyundai Veloster.
What About the Powertrain of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster?
The company has not confirmed powertrain of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster still. But we have enough information and certain specifications which may indicate the way they are going with the newest model. The base model will probably be a choice between the 2.0-liter Gas Direct Inject engine or the , which you can probably get in the Turbo trim.
The numbers are still not available and we cannot confirm the exact output here, but it is apparent that it will gain a slight boost in comparison with the current one. The outgoing model is making 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and the current model will make a little bit more than that. The transmission choices is currently the 6-speed manual one and we do not see that one changing anytime soon.
Top Speed and 0-60 mph
With the changing of the engines for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster we are also expecting the specs to change as well. The Veloster was never considered to be an entirely fast car but it did offer a kind of a regular acceleration that you would expect from a car of its design and stance.
The outgoing model is able to reach 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds time and they might trim it down a little bit or a few tenths of a second there, but larger than that we do not see it happening. The top speed of the current model is 134 mph and this will probably remain the same as they are not going to tamper with those numbers as well.
Fuel Economy Specifications for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster
The newest 2019 Hyundai Veloster is supposedly going to improve upon its fuel consumption as well. This has not yet been stated on how much nor how they are planning to do it. The different engines that they are employing here will probably be modified in some way so the consumption is lesser.
We are looking at a small improvement which may not even happen as the current one has managed a good sort of a consumption ration when we compare it to the rivaling cars. The outgoing car has a fuel consumption of 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway and does not jump off compared to the rivaling cars in such a big way.
Increased Dimensions for the Car
Although they have not released official dimensions for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster yet, we known that we are getting an increase when it comes to the size of the car. The part which is getting bigger is the wheelbase of the vehicle which is getting a sizeable increase. It is more than noticeable to see that as the newest model has a bigger wheelbase compared to the previous Veloster model.
The overall length is also increased and the new 2019 model is going to be slightly longer than the previous model. Comparing the new dimensions with the old, the outgoing car is 167.3 inches long and includes a wheelbase of 104.3 inches. The height is 55.1 inches and the width is 71.1 inches. The size of the car is getting an improvement and will affect the interior spacing a bit and will offer more than the current 90 cu ft of passenger volume that we have now.
Actually, the rivaling cars for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster and going to depend based on the market that it appears in. But the previous Veloster has done such a good job in the US. The previous competition is actually non-existent. Scion tC models is the closest one. However it has been discontinued and is not going to be made any more in America.
The only emerging new rival is the Honda Civic Coupe. This however does not come in a hatchback form. But it will be the closest thing that we have here to compare it with the Veloster. Nevertheless, the previous Veloster model could not take the competition in Europe. Here the competition was mainly coming from models such as VW Scirocco and Citroen DS3. These two will continue on to production and sale. However, the Veloster is pulling out. They will sell it somewhere else where it could fare better.