Report: Hyundai Veloster To Debut In Paris With Three Doors

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

The Hyundai Veloster, the Korean company’s replacement for their successful Tiburon coupe, will make its debut at the Paris Auto Show in September, according to Autocar magazine.

Reports say that the Veloster will be a three-door coupe, ala the Saturn SC1 of the 1990’s, with two doors on one side, to ease entry into the back seats. The Veloster will also be powered by a 1.6L four cylinder with direct injection, putting out 140-hp with a turbocharged 200-hp model to debut later. A dual clutch gearbox is also expected to be a part of the package.

[Source: Autocar]

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  • Carguy Carguy on Jun 23, 2010

    If Hyundai delivers, the Veloster will be the true successor to the CR-X and for the well informed buyer will be the car to buy rather than disappointing, flawed Insight Coupe aka as the CR-Zzzzzzzz. Hyundai seems to have made all the right decisions while Honda made all the wrong ones with the CR-Z (ie. a truly affordable non-hybrid base model that should outperform the CR-Z,have a back seat and be thousands of dollars cheaper and (thereby making it more accessible to the public and younger buyers) and for those of us wanting more performance a turbo charged version which will of course highlight the fact that the CR-Z's powertrain is so anemic that it does not belong in any car purporting to be sporty. Hopefully, Honda can learn something from Hyundai and realixe that it least for Honda, it cannot make an affordable sports car with any meaningful performance if it give it a hybrid powertrain.

  • Hopefully it debuts with better styling.... the CRZ beats this hands-down in my opinion. But I agree that the Veloster, with proper performance will be a class-leader.