Arab Today, arab today hyundai veloster is a bright spark
Last Updated : GMT 23:07:39
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Hyundai Veloster is a bright spark

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Hyundai Veloster is a bright spark

London - Arabstoday

It\'s hard not to like the Hyundai Veloster. This is an earnest attempt to make an exciting compact sportscar by a car marque that will never be accused of leaving petrol-heads weak-kneed. For starters, it is ridiculously good looking for a car in its category and price range. All right, so the designers may have gone a wee bit overboard when it came to the doors; but the idea of a single rear door on the passenger side is both quirky and practical. The high waistline, chiselled sides, a dual-scooped hood and wide stance all emphasise the car\'s unconventional yet muscular looks. The unique rear glass hatch and centred dual exhaust tips also make an immediate impression. My test car got a fair bit of attention in parking lots - especially from those that approached the car taking in the side view who would end up walking around it; a few raised eyebrows followed the sighting of the Hyundai badge. In an attempt to make their cars instantly recognisable, Korean carmakers have created corporate grills, but Hyundai\'s effort is not as imaginative as Kia\'s Tiger Nose grill. I\'m not sure if Kia\'s chief design officer Peter Schreyer has a say in what goes on at Hyundai\'s design labs, but if he doesn\'t, the Veloster could have done with a Shreyer once-over. Right now, if I\'m going to quibble, I would say the car tries just a little too hard to be good looking. But having seen images of their 2013 Veloster Turbo model at the Detroit Auto Show this year, I\'m inclined to think that future generations of the Veloster will address this problem. The cabin is a well-appointed one - chrome trim, an eight-speaker stereo, \"leatherette\" seats, door inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, aluminium pedals. Despite the low cabin, the glass hatch and the panoramic sunroof gave the cabin an airy feel. The car seats four adults in relative comfort and there\'s enough space in the boot as well. Can\'t complain about the interiors really - the Veloster ticks all the boxes. The real test of a compact sportscar\'s street cred is how it drives and this is where the Veloster faces its toughest test. Though more expensive, the VW Scirocco is a lot of fun to drive and is a real driver\'s car. The Veloster runs a 1.6 four-pot engine that ekes out 138hp and is mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Disappointing really, because this car should really have had a peppier engine. Not that the engine\'s a disaster, but the car could do with a little more bite. In Manual mode, the car\'s more responsive but in Automatic mode, you really wish it had more juice. There\'s none of that grunt that you want to hear from driving a car that looks this aggressive. I would have liked a stiffer suspension on the car and a more weighted steering. Again, I\'ll be interested to see how the Veloster Turbo does with its 201hp engine and 195lb-ft of torque. The Veloster\'s got it right on most counts - it is affordable, stylish and fuel efficient. I can see fanboys salivating at the prospect of the coming turbocharged engine. But as a stylish runabout, the 2012 Veloster still has enough to keep you interested. From gulfnews

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today hyundai veloster is a bright spark Arab Today, arab today hyundai veloster is a bright spark

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 11:39 2015 Monday ,08 June

New Opel Astra fit for fun

GMT 07:47 2015 Saturday ,18 April

2016 ELR advances with more power, technology

GMT 05:30 2015 Saturday ,04 April

GMC Introduces 2016 Terrain

GMT 12:59 2015 Tuesday ,31 March

Porsche announces special edition Panamera

GMT 08:32 2015 Wednesday ,04 March

McLaren unleashes the 675LT

GMT 12:10 2015 Sunday ,22 February

Mercedes debuts limited edition Mille Miglia SL
View News in Arabic - Auto: قيد الاختبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday