Spy Shots: Hyundai Veloster Caught Summer Testing

By John Beltz Snyder

July 06, 2010

Our spy photographer is giving us another look at the Hyundai Veloster today, as well as some added details about the car.

Debuting next year, the Veloster will be powered by a direct-injection, 1.6-liter four, good for about 140 horsepower. Later, it may get the more powerful 2.0, as well as a dual-clutch transmission. Another possible feature is a third, rear-hinged door on the passenger side, something our shooter has spied before.

Scroll down to read the photographer’s comments.

Here are the clearest and best spy photos yet of the Scirocco from Korea, the Hyundai Veloster. First showed as a concept at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show, this 2+2 front wheel drive sports coupe is out and testing in production form now as we have seen from both winter test photos and summer photos.

According to Hyundai CEO, the Veloster will be powered by a 1.6 four cylinder with direct injection delivering some 140 horsepower. Later on there could also be a more powerful version (175-190 HP) as well as a twin-clutch automatic gearbox. He also hinted that the Veloster will get a unique feature in body style for this car segment. Could it be that there will be a rear hinged little extra door on one side, just like on the Mini Clubman? Because if you look closely you can see that the driver door is longer than the passenger door on the right side and that means there is a smaller rear door on that side.

The Veloster is expected to be unveiled during 2011.