A prototype of the next generation, 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been broken trials in California, giving a clear indication of the sports hatch revised the look ahead of its planned start of motor show this year.
2018 Hyundai Veloster Design
These first Korean photos revealed an almost arrow-like design to the new taillights of the new Veloster, but these remain well hidden on this prototype more recently spied. At the front, the new Veloster will remove the design of the long hook headlights of the current model, taking on a new thin eye that builds on the appearance of the new i30 hatch. A wide six-point grid can be seen pushing against the heavy camouflage, and this will likely build on the latest evolution of the grid design of the Hyundai Veloster, also seen on the new i30. The current Veloster tapered roofline will continue here, ending at a low spoiler and a compact rear window, LED as previously described. As with the current model, a pair of center-mounted exhaust tips can be seen on the prototype shown here, and the alloy wheels support upward from each corner.
2018 Hyundai Veloster Engine
A 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbo-four is likely to be offered as a performance-oriented engine. In the current Veloster, the 1.6 T-GDi is rated at 201 horsepower (204 PS) and 195 pound-feet (265 Nm) torque from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm. In the United States, the Veloster should be refreshed for the 2018 model year. In terms of transmissions, the Veloster Turbo will be satisfied with a 6-speed manual. Customers who can not or do not want to drive stick will be given an alternative in the form of a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
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2018 Hyundai Veloster Release Date
For the US market, the second generation Veloster should start at some point mid or late 2018 as a model year 2019