While there’s still a bit of a mystery to the exterior design of the Veloster given the shaded teaser photos, we’re getting a pretty complete picture (albeit a bit exaggerated, given we’re dealing with renders) of the completely overhauled cabin.
The South Korean automaker is keen on keeping up with the trends for its small, sporty hatchback, showcasing what looks like a truly modern, minimalist interior layout. Hyundai does give out a drawn rendering of the interior of the second-gen Veloster, but we can take the changes for granted. First of all, there’s a two-tone appearance – racy vibrant red for the driver and a more serious, less glamorous light gray for the passenger side. The entire layout of the cabin has already been refreshed, the instrument cluster for example sporting a new, hexagonal binnacle.
There’s also a sporty asymmetrical design, with the few center stack controls angled towards the driver. The infotainment display is positioned up top for the best possible view, but there’s one detail that bothers us – it’s diagonal seems tiny, at least when compared to the rest of the cabin. On the outside the Veloster isn’t nearly as revolutionary – though its exterior styling is already pretty bold. Rumors have the 2019 Veloster mechanically on par with the Elantra GT, using the same credentials: base naturally aspirated 2.0-liter with 161 horsepower (120 kW) and a turbo 1.6-liter with 201 hp (150 kW) and a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.