The new Veloster's roofline has been lowered. This gives it a more unique profile with "distinctive, coupe-inspired essence," the automaker said.
DETROIT -- Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe.
The new Veloster's roofline has been lowered. This gives it a more unique profile with "distinctive, coupe-inspired essence," the automaker said. The rear has a more aggressive integrated diffuser design.
The base Veloster has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 hp and 132 pound-feet. Transmission options are a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The turbo model's 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine produces 201 hp and 195 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission are available.
The N version sports a turbocharged 2.0-liter 275-hp engine with 260 pound-feet of torque, a six-speed manual transmission18- or 19-inch wheels and special N badging.
Mike O'Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning at Hyundai Motor America, said in a statement: "When combined with Hyundai's outstanding value and efficiency, the new Veloster is sure to attract a progressive new group of enthusiast buyers."