Hyundai Veloster to Debut at Detroit Auto Show, Accent in New York

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Hyundai has confirmed it will debut the Veloster sports coupe/hatchback at the Detroit Auto Show this January followed by the new 2012 Accent in New York in the Spring.

The confirmation was given during a technical presentation by Hyundai execs at the company’s HACHI research and engineering center in Detroit on Friday. Hyundai also provided plenty of details on new engines and transmissions it is working on and while it was never mentioned specifically, we’re lead to believe that the Veloster will make use of a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a dual-clutch transmission. Power will be 138-hp and 124 ft-lbs of torque and the car is expected to achieve an impressive 41-mpg on the highway. That’s more than the 40-mpg claim Hyundai has made for the 2011 Elantra.

As for the Accent, it is also expected to get the new 1.6L (although perhaps not the dual-clutch setup), and fuel economy should be even better.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Lowbeam Lowbeam on Dec 30, 2010

    i never try a Hyundai automatic dual clutch DSG like transmission in a Hyundai since no model got it. but i tried the 6 speeds auto trans from elantra and sonata and these transmissions are suprisingly quick and very well responding for such auto transmission. a very big imporvement about the old-ones 4 and 5 speeds.

  • William McMurry William McMurry on Jan 10, 2011

    question ; What is the fuel capacity of the Hyundai Veloster ? thanx