Hyundai Veloster Coupe (2011) spied

Published: 06 September 2010

These are the latest shots of Hyundai’s new Veloster, a wedgy coupe that our spies have snapped hot-weather testing in the USA. Think of it as a budget VW Scirocco, and it’ll be on sale in the UK in 2011 for around £15,000.

Sounds cool. Anything else to help the Hyundai Veloster Coupe stand out?

Oh yes. Hidden beneath the disguise of this prototype are the Veloster’s asymmetric doors. Engineered for both left- and right-hand drive markets, the driver has one door, but on the passenger side there are two conventionally hinged doors.

Underpinning the Veloster is the front-wheel drive hardware from the next-gen i30 hatch, and the headline engine will be a new direct-injection and turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol that will appear in other Hyundais before the end of 2010

The Veloster Coupe was originally set for a debut at the 2010 Paris motor show at the end of the month, but that’s been scrapped so the limelight can be focused upon the new ix20 mini-MPV. That means an LA Auto Show appearance in November 2010 is on the cards, and then we’ll know if the Veloster name (which adorned the concept shown at the 2007 Seoul motor show) has been kept for production.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy