The all-new second gen 4-Door Hatch receives new sheet metal, a new interior, and the latest technology. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2018 Hyundai 2019 Veloster and Veloster Turbo reveal. Detroit, MI -- Hyundai revealed its all-new 2019 Veloster and Veloster Turbo at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). 2019 Hyundai Veloster Design The all-new 2nd gen Veloster features an all-new but familiar design. New front LED headlamps (optional) and DRLs, a new flowing molten steel grille, functional air curtains and for the Sport, a three-dimensional grille. Available 18-inch alloys wheels highlight the profile while the rear end includes a more integrated diffuser. Optional LED taillamps, chrome exhaust tips - single outlet for the 2.0L and dual for Turbo and R-Spec, take care of the exterior. 2019 Hyundai Veloster Drivetrain(s) The Veloster’s Atkinsonized 147 hp and 132 lb.-ft. of torque 2.0L I4 offers improved efficiency. It is mated to either a six-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. Owners can switch between Normal, Sport, and Smart driver modes. The 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque direct-injected and turbocharged 1.6L I4 provide a healthy 125.6 hp/L with an over-boost providing another 7 lb-ft of torque for a few additional seconds at WOT. The Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed MT or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with paddle-shifters. The turbo also adds Active Sound Design, which enhances intake and exhaust powertrain sound character inside the cabin for a more visceral driving experience. I did not hear it run but like all these sound gimmicks, I doubt any of us will enjoy this addition. The Veloster Turbo also features a quicker steering rack, different calibration, and a 24-mm front stabilizer bar to provide more feedback and control. Out back an independent multi-link design with a 19-mm stabilizer bar provides livelier ride and handling characteristics over the 2.0L. The MT with 18” alloys include Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires. 2019 Hyundai Veloster Safety The Veloster arrives with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) standard. Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collison Warning (RCCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA) for the LED equipped models, and Driver Attention Warning (DAW) are also available. The Turbo can be equipped with Radar Cruise Control. All Velosters include a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), and ESC (Electronic Stability Control), 3-shweel discs, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). 2019 Hyundai Veloster Infotainment Veloster arrives with AM/FM/MP3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, HD Radio, Aux input, and next-generation Blue Link connectivity via a 7” color LCD display. An optional floating 8” touchscreen navi display and Infinity Clari-Fi audio with eight speakers and a sub and Qi charging and Heads-Up Display including RPM, MPH and transmission gear are also available. Like the current Veloster, the all-new second gen will be a niche vehicle for the person looking for something completely different than the mainstream coupes and hatches available from other OEMs at a very affordable price. The all-new 2019 Veloster looks sharp, “probably drives sharp”, and will be a joy to get behind the wheel for a few hours. Whether that continues onto days, week’s months, and years remains to be seen.