Expect a Spectacular Comeback for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster

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.

Exterior Redesign

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.

Rivaling Vehicles

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.

The First 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Test Mule Seen on Streets

You have probably not expected to see the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport model so soon. But as things are going right now, they are kind of a in a hurry to release their next-generation vehicle as fast as possible. This does not mean that they are going head over heels about this one. But it is simply saying that the model will debut its fourth-generation of vehicles which Hyundai is in need of.

The current generation has experienced a lack of a real SUV model to their lineup. And they planed to resolve that problem with the facelifted Santa Fe. This model came out in 2016 and first showed up at the Chicago show. But the test mules say that they are going to be more satisfied if they come up with an entirely redesigned version.

What Hyundai is not hiding at all is that they are going to incorporate some parts from the newly announced vehicles for the Santa Fe Sport. In fact, the latest Hyundai Kona model, which we expect to make its debut soon, will be the basis for the car.

The Santa Fe will borrow the majority of features. It will basically use the same design language.  The test mule does not unveil a lot. Nevertheless, as we are able to see, the model will also incorporate parts from the newest Hyundai GT. Particularly the front part of the car and the grille area.

The part which is still unknown is the engine part. Under the hood of the latest 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport we are expecting a few engine options. But it is more than likely that a it will have a comeback. Hyundai will probably look to transfer the current line of engines from the current trims. But we it is still unknown where they decide to update them and improve upon them. But if you ask us, this should go without questions and the makers will try to update the powertrain so they make a competitive car for the market.

The first batch of spy photos has certainly excited us and we were able to learn a lot about the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport but there is still a whole lot that we have to learn. We are going you our initial review where we have learned some recent news and received certain information but some new ones are supposed to come out as the camouflage comes down.

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Expected?

The information about the release date cannot be officially confirmed. This is actually the exclusive info on 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and its next-gen models. We do know that the vehicle was in need for a change. And this will benefit the entire Hyundai lineup all-together. It was important for this car to change with times. The latest Hyundai design language will benefit the model and give it the edge it needs versus the rivals.

Based on the information that are available now it would appear that the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2019 will appear by late 2018, when we expect the first official showcasing to be done and also for the car to get started. After the official release date is done we can expect sales to start early in 2019.

What About the Price List?

The newest 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will gain its price tag as soon as some details have become established. It is still early stage  in the development for the new Santa Fe models. So we can’t determine the price. The prototype is the only thing that we have going for us. It only gives us a glimpse about the current situation happening for the vehicle but does not go into detail as far as the price is concerned.

The major thing is that it will certainly be higher compared to outgoing model. For reference, the Sport Santa Fe trim is currently sold for $ 26.245. Oher trims have a price of $30,800 for the SE version, the Ultimate is sold for $38,700, the Limited comes at a price of $34,950 while the Limited FWD Ultimate is priced $39,400. The AWD versions come all come from an added fee of $1,750.

Possible Exterior Redesign for the Newest 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

There are a number of things which are expected to be seen for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and its exterior design. First of all, the current model is a very handsome looking car and the third-gen cars made a real breakthrough when they came out and offered a completely new kind of a exterior design.

The fourth-gen will probably look to keep most of the good things and expand by offering some new elements which will make the car more handsome looking. The cues which are currently seen are taken from the recent Kona car, which is set to make its own separate debut but the one which will introduce the newest style that Hyundai has been working on for most of its future cars.

Design Changes

As for now most of the features are covered with camo for the Santa Fe Sport 2019, there are some discerning parts which we can make something out of. For example, the hood sits a bit taller compared to the last time and the headlights are moved a bit down. Instead of the headlights, the LED daytime running lights are going to be set. As for the grille design, it is obvious that it will be the same one as seen in the Hyundai Kona car.

The side view of the car showcases a lower beltline and there is a new body line that runs the course of it but has a much sharper feature. The rear door glass is set higher and the rear quarter glass is larger. Additionally, the mirrors have been lowered as well.

The rear part of the car actually has the largest amount of coverings, but we actually think that this part will change the least. The most that we expect here to differ are the taillights which are probably going to be sleeker and the lower corners of the car may also change. As far as everything else goes, it will probably retain the current look.

Interior and Updates on the Inside

The interior look of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is still largely a mystery. There have not been any pictures of the inside released, but we are hopeful to see some of them soon. But the interior will probably take a whole new aspect when it comes to the inside remodeling.

The latest redesign which the Santa Fe got did not do anything for the car. So we are very much hopeful that this vehicle is going to receive a large upgrade when it comes to the interior of the vehicle. But we are certain that an update will be made to significantly change the inside of the car.

We are mainly expecting a usual kind of an upgrade when it comes to releasing next-gen models. In this kind of a situation we always look to improvements in technology and upgrades in comfort. But what the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport needs to make is to change the appearance of the dash first.

It looks a little bit outdated and there is a clutter of buttons and controls on the dash. They will need to remove these. And we see an 8.0-inch touchscreen as the best way to help declutter everything. The new style will also make a lot of sense and will update the look of the dash and also help with the usage.

Other parts of the car will gain such changes as improved materials. The entirety of the inside will substitute the current materials and will improve upon them by adding new kinds and new types of softer and more quality ones. Expect these changes to take affect and that the comfort rates are addressed that way.

 

Drivetrain Assumptions

When it comes to the new drivetrain options for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the most realistic step is that the model continues to use the current version and simply updates it. It appears that Hyundai might do that for other Santa Fe trims. And it will simply give us an update which will probably address the specs. It will also make the ability of the car higher and better.

The current Santa Fe Sport has the same kind of an engine with a different displacement. It is the DOHC 16-valve inline-4 exists both as a 2.0-liter one and as a 2.4-liter version. The former has an output of 240 horsepower while the latter version has an output of 185 hp.

As for the base version goes, the car will probably carry over the 3.3-liter V-6 which is able to pack 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Both of these two engines got a downgrade when it came to power with the last facelift. This could lead to them upping the performance a little bit and stepping up when it comes to the output.

One of the assumed additions is the transmission choice. The vehicle should receive a new seven-speed automatic, which could have its benefits but also its faults. When it comes to power it will not allow it to gain so much, so we might still have a similar performance as now. But it will benefit the fuel economy rating and also the towing capacity of the car.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The specs for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will certainly change. As mentioned related to the engine, it will mostly take affect due to the engines. These will probably lose some power. And at the same time, probably take more time to accelerate. With the current version of the Santa Fe Sport models, drivers are able to experience a speed up to 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds. However, this time may lag behind once they make the newest version of the car. But they are probably going to maintain the top speed of 133 mph that way.

Fuel Economy Improvements for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

One of the parts of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is that it will probably improve its fuel economy spending. The consumption is going to get lesser. This is mainly due to the changes that they are going to implement to the engines. Also, the new rumors about transmission is also something that will affect the fuel economy ratings a bit more. For reference sake, the current model uses 19 mpg within a city drive. At the same time, the highway consumption goes to 24 mpg. The stats will change. And as we see it, it will be fine to sacrifice a little bit of time to get the necessary fixtures to the fuel economy.

Competition Vehicles in the Segment

As far as the rivals list for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport goes, we are looking at a rather similar batch of models that appear here in the market. One of the more prolific models is the Honda CR-V model. This one is still going to hold up at the time the new Santa Fe hits the market. As far as we see it, the CR-V is rather similar to the current Santa Fe model. And with the updated version coming it might pose a far better option compared to the current CR-V. Another one is the Toyota RAV4 car.

Although this car has a sporty exterior and a very good looking design it is still currently four years old. The car will probably go through a mid-cycle facelift so it remains a competent vehicle in the compact SUV market. This might be a kind of an opposition which the 2019 Santa Fe Sport will need to crack. But the new-generation 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has lots to offer. And it will be a much more relevant car once it comes out. This car will certainly hold a higher position than all of its current rivals.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz to Finally get a Production Date

Emerging news about a production version 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz truck have spawned a lot of debates and stories which are all peculiar. Actually oF all of them are true. But there is some truth within all the assumptions and estimations that people are making.

The Santa Cruz pickup truck should be the first Hyundai based mid-size pickup truck that they are planning for the lifestyle segment.

The concept for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz actually showcased a few years ago at the Detroit Motor Show. Everybody viewed this as Hyundai merely making a study for some of their future vehicles. However, no one actually believes that this idea would really become a production model in the first place.

Now we have more confirmation of them building the crossover truck. So we are ever so exasperated to hear it. And we are puzzled at the same time.

In order for this idea to become true, Hyundai has to figure out many technical things. One of them is the place where they might build this vehicle. They are aiming the US market as their primary foothold. So there are many possibilities that they will make the truck in the plant at Montgomery, Alabama.

This is the primary choice. However there is a possibility that the truck gets to be assembled at the Kia factory in Mexico. There are even talks of them actually making it in Korea and shipping them off to the needed markets, but that is a whole different story.

So as all of these emerging news are actually giving us more things to believe in, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz might actually become a reality before we realize it.

When is the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz expected to Debut?

For now this is probably the part about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz which we have the least of information. They are keeping this a secret and they are merely hinting on the model being built. But we think that they will offer an announcement and at least bring more evidence at the forthcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

They might not reveal the exact release date. However they will probably make an official announcement of the model so we at least know that it is in production. If things pan out as we hope they would, we will be getting some spy photos soon after that. This will probably result in a release date scheduled for some time on 2019.

Why is the Release of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz so Important?

The addition of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is an important prospect for the company. Adding the midsize-pickup truck to its range of vehicles would increase the versatility that the company is proposing. In addition, it will allow them to expand.

They are already selling 100,000 units per year. And they have managed to continue the trend for a period of about 10 years already. However the pickup truck segment is the new field. And it would be nice for them to start planning a star model here. Enter the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz.

It could be extremely hard to break into the US market. Only a handful of models have done so. In the past not many models coming from Asia have broken the overtly domestic market of pickup trucks.

The best, and also as some see it the only, example is the Honda Ridgeline which only managed to make a breakthrough with the introduction of the Ridgeline. All past attempts were considered as failures. So making the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is extremely important for the company and its success will define how the company decides to treat the segment in the future.

Changes for the Design of the Car

The design of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz will mainly be based on the concept vehicle which debuted in 2015. But there are going to be some changes which make this version a production ready car and also a more modern model.

The changes which we think are going to happen include the change from half doors to full-size doors. But the silhouette of the car is going to be kept and the model will have the same kind of a design. As far as the platform goes, we are probably going to see the Santa Cruz ride on the same unibidy platform that the Tuscon model uses. It would be quite good to see this made.

Still no News about the Engine of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Probably the part everyone wants to know about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the engine. Unfortunately we are not going to get any news right now and these will probably appear after the official announcement is made.

Rumor has it that the company is developing a Genesis-based engine. They also say that this one will be used for the US-spec models. This would probably include a newly developed four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. But we do not know how much power it would hold. For now the information about the specs is still scarce.

Competition Vehicles

If the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz makes its debut according to plans, it will have a tough time in the US market adapting. The midsize pickup segment is not an easy one if we look at what they already have in America. The models that have appeared in recent years cannot be easily disregarded.

Although other Hyundai models have been doing pretty well here, historically speaking lifestyle pickups are not a thing which attract so much attention. One of the few which managed to succeed is the Honda Ridgeline model which has an established basis already.

If Hyundai wants to make an impact with their Santa Cruz model then they have to start thinking about using the formula that has already worked for the brands which are already established. Or if they want to be unique, then be as imaginative as possible in order to trump the other ones.

The road to success is not going to be an easy one for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz as Honda has come out recently with their 2017 Ridgeline update, so the popularity of this car is not dissipating any time soon.

Additionally, Tesla and Mercedes have also confirmed their entrance in the segment with potential vehicles coming out in the near future. This will greatly hamper the progress of the Santa Cruz pickup. So it is perhaps the best time for them to enter the market with their offer.

Expected Price Range for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz

The potential price of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz should be somewhere around $25,000 as a start. There is still no way to confirm this. But we are basing our estimation on the currently available stats on the market. If the model comes out with an AWD system and all the amenities and the pieces we expect it to have, it is an appropriate price.

It actually makes it a whole 5,000 dollars more expensive compared to the Colorado model. But would make it 5,000 dollars cheaper than the Ridgeline, its primary rival in the segment. Their goal is to sell as much as 50,000 units for starters. With that number increasing for 20,000 units more after that.