2. Hi-Tech for its class
There’s a definite disconnect when it comes to the Veloster’s pricetag and amenities, and the consumer wins out. A standard seven-inch touchscreen is a nice start, and solid touch for a car aimed at a younger generation of drivers. With the $2,000 Style package the Veloster also gets a 450-watt, 8 speaker sound system, which also has a subwoofer and external amp.
Pair that with the car’s native iPod hook up, or auxiliary-in port (for non Apple devices) and you’ll be jamming out no matter what you listen to. Furthering the Veloster’s media credentials is its included RCA cables, and an available 115-volt outlet making it possible to hook up a gaming console or DVD player to watch on the screen while parked.
The Veloster even has a game that measures your driving style, and awards points on how ‘green’ you’re driving. It’s a clever twist on the usual MPG read-out and is actually useful as a learning tool for drivers.
While many of those features are standard, there’s also the $2,000 Tech package add-on, that features parking sensors, backup camera and a navigation system that passengers can work while driving. Altogether you’ve got a geek-fest on wheels for below $25,000.