2012 Hyundai Veloster

The snazzy 2012 Hyundai Veloster is not a replacement for the two-seat, Honda CRX Si, but it has drawn comparisons, and Hyundai does not mind. The Veloster is an innovative compact coupe with a unique third door, which causes people to take a second look.

It offers comfort, safety, great gas mileage, and is built with Hyundai’s first dual-clutch transmission.


The Gamma, (GDI) Gasoline Direct Injection, 1.6-liter, and 4 cylinder Engine is new, and helps deliver up to 40 miles per gallon in highway driving, lower emission output, and increased reliability. The peak output is 138 hp, at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 123 lb-ft at 4,850 rpm. It has an electronic throttle control, variable induction, and roller timing chain with anti-friction CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coatings.

The six-speed manual, or EcoShift, Dual-clutch transmission with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVTT), uses one clutch which acts on gears 1,3 and 5, and the other clutch acts on gears 2,4, and 6, resulting in a quick, smooth transition, with no efficiency loss. The power-train has an Active Eco mode, which can modify the engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.

Safety Features

Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Six Airbags (dual front seat, side, front and rear side curtain).

Exterior & Interior

The 2012 Veloster look is inspired by a high-performance sport bike, with the black A-pillars, giving the glass a motorcycle helmet visor appearance. It features “Fluidic Sculpture” lines, muscular wheel arches, camouflaged door handles and mirrors, wrap-around head and taillights, 17″ alloy wheels, dual centered chrome exhaust tips, which complement the front fascia.

The console and controls resemble a motorcycle’s fuel tank, with an optional push-button starter, air vents which resemble motorcycle tailpipes, and metallic accents throughout the interior. With alloy pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift-knob available, the Veloster provides a very sporty, and spacious interior, with comfortable, form-fitting bucket seats. The third door is an additional rear passenger-side door, with a hidden door handle, to maintain the coupe design.

Added Features

BlueLink technology helps you to find points of interest (POI), check maintenance, map your fuel economy with Eco Coach, communicate with friends, and monitor your vehicle, all with voice text, in an attempt to reduce driving distraction. With a 7-inch touch-screen monitor, it is easy to view and with voice recognition, easy to use without taking your eyes off of the road.

For a powerful, fuel-efficient, eye-catching, sporty, spacious, comfortable drive, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a hatchback, three-door, coupe, with a very reasonable price!


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $17,500.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gallons (50 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 28 city / 40 hwy
Length: 166.1 in. (421 cm) Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (264 cm)
Height: 55.1 in. (139.9 cm) Width: 70.5 in. (179 cm)
Curb Weight: 2740 lbs (1242 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 15.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: 4 Cylinder 16-valve dual CVVT Displacement: 1591 cc
Horsepower: 138 HP Max RPM: 6300 RPM
Torque: 123 lb-ft @ 4850 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds 1/4 Mile: 16.5 seconds