One of the Hyundai Veloster's party tricks consists of its three-door configuration, but that hallmark may not translate to all markets. In fact, an Australian source is fueling rumors that a four-door variant is in the cards.
Even before the Veloster officially launches later this year, someone with close ties to the automaker is apparently suggesting the possibility of a different Veloster body style. Eunjoo Shin, manager for overseas product planning, allegedly let slip that a "more conventional four-door configuration" Veloster could be developed for certain global markets.
If so, Shin's the only one talking about such a car. Other Hyundai reps are remaining tight-lipped about the subject, but are neither confirming nor denying a four-door Veloster.
The Veloster, first shown as a concept at the 2007 Los Angeles show as a concept, was shown in production guise at the 2011 Detroit Auto show. The Veloster is thought to be the Tiburon’s replacement, but is significantly different than the outgoing coupe. One long door on the driver side, and a forward-hinged third door with a recessed handle on the passenger side of the vehicle make it stand apart from other hatchbacks in the segment -- or in any segment, for that matter.
Should the Veloster be offered in a four-door version in the U.S.? Or is its 3-door configuration the defining characteristic that makes it unique?
Source: Carsales Network