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Hello, Veloster: New Hyundai Sport Coupe Will Launch at ’11 Detroit Show

Ever since we first laid eyes on the HND-3 Veloster concept, we wondered when Hyundai would see fit to push the compact coupe into production. Come January 2011, our wait will apparently be over. Reports suggest a production form of the car will launch at the 2011 Detroit auto show.

<a temp_href= Motor Trend says the car will make its debut appearance in the Motor City, and ultimately wind up at dealers later in 2011 as a 2012 model. Don't call it Veloster, though — we've heard the Tiburon name may be revived for the new offering, but MT says a final name has yet to be decided. Look for the car to be based off the Elantra's front-wheel-drive platform. Power will likely come from a new direct-injection 1.6-liter I-4, although the company's new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, which will make an appearance in both the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and the 2011 Kia Sportage, may also be an option. Source: Motor Trend href=%20Motor%20Trend%20says%20the%20car%20will%20make%20its%20debut%20appearance%20in%20the%20Motor%20City,%20and%20ultimately%20wind%20up%20at%20dealers%20later%20in%202011%20as%20a%202012%20model.%20Don%27t%20call%20it%20Veloster,%20though%20–%20we%27ve%20heard%20the%20Tiburon%20name%20may%20be%20revived%20for%20the%20new%20offering,%20but%20MT%20says%20a%20final%20name%20has%20yet%20to%20be%20decided.%20Look%20for%20the%20car%20to%20be%20based%20off%20the%20Elantra%27s%20front-wheel-drive%20platform.%20Power%20will%20likely%20come%20from%20a%20new%20direct-injection%201.6-liter%20I-4,%20although%20the%20company%27s%20new%202.0-liter%20turbocharged%20I-4,%20which%20will%20make%20an%20appearance%20in%20both%20the%202011%20Hyundai%20Sonata%20and%20the%202011%20Kia%20Sportage,%20may%20also%20be%20an%20option.%20Source:%20Motor%20Trend target=”_blank”>

<a temp_href= Motor Trend says the car will make its debut appearance in the Motor City, and ultimately wind up at dealers later in 2011 as a 2012 model. Don't call it Veloster, though — we've heard the Tiburon name may be revived for the new offering, but MT says a final name has yet to be decided. Look for the car to be based off the Elantra's front-wheel-drive platform. Power will likely come from a new direct-injection 1.6-liter I-4, although the company's new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, which will make an appearance in both the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and the 2011 Kia Sportage, may also be an option. Source: Motor Trend href=%20Motor%20Trend%20says%20the%20car%20will%20make%20its%20debut%20appearance%20in%20the%20Motor%20City,%20and%20ultimately%20wind%20up%20at%20dealers%20later%20in%202011%20as%20a%202012%20model.%20Don%27t%20call%20it%20Veloster,%20though%20–%20we%27ve%20heard%20the%20Tiburon%20name%20may%20be%20revived%20for%20the%20new%20offering,%20but%20MT%20says%20a%20final%20name%20has%20yet%20to%20be%20decided.%20Look%20for%20the%20car%20to%20be%20based%20off%20the%20Elantra%27s%20front-wheel-drive%20platform.%20Power%20will%20likely%20come%20from%20a%20new%20direct-injection%201.6-liter%20I-4,%20although%20the%20company%27s%20new%202.0-liter%20turbocharged%20I-4,%20which%20will%20make%20an%20appearance%20in%20both%20the%202011%20Hyundai%20Sonata%20and%20the%202011%20Kia%20Sportage,%20may%20also%20be%20an%20option.%20Source:%20Motor%20Trend target=”_blank”>Motor Trend says the car will make its debut appearance in the Motor City, and ultimately wind up at dealers later in 2011 as a 2012 model. Don’t call it Veloster, though. We’ve heard the Tiburon name may be revived for the new offering, but MT says a final name has yet to be decided.
Look for the car to be based off the Elantra’s front-wheel-drive platform. Power will likely come from a new direct-injection 1.6-liter I-4, although the company’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, which will make an appearance in both the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and the 2011 Kia Sportage, may also be an option.
Source: Motor Trend

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Buying Guide

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Fair Market Price $9,581 1.6 (Manual) Hatchback
Motor Trend Rating
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0-60 MPH:

9.2 SECS

EPA MPG:

28 City / 37 Hwy

Safety (NHTSA):

★★★★