This Is The All-New 2019 Hyundai Veloster!

While it will retain the first-generation model’s overall shape, the all-new Hyundai Veloster is clearly trying to look slightly more aggressive and less quirky.

Ever since we saw it rocking that colorful camo back in November, we immediately noticed the new grille, the different LED DRLs and even a new bumper design with vertical air intakes.

Now, since we can look at it without anything distracting us from its design, we can back up those impressions from a few weeks ago, while adding that the running lights look a little BMW-ish.

Also, the overall shape of the headlights is a complete departure from what he saw on the old car. The new headlights are a lot smaller and indeed, less quirky than before, and the rear end looks more conventional.

Speaking of the rear, while initially we thought that the bumper would protrude a bit further out from the tailgate, that doesn’t seem to be the case – although some of these images aren’t exactly crystal clear. We did notice new taillight graphics though, which may or may not look like inverted shark teeth.

As for performance, Hyundai is rumored to offer the new Veloster with two turbocharged engines (1.4 and a 1.6-liter), both mated to 7-speed dual-clutch transmissions, although the 1.6-liter could also get a six-speed manual.

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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  • LWOAP

    It’s an improvement. Now I just have to wait for the Veloster N.

    • Benjamin B.

      Yes I’m not the only one who is anticipating the Veloster N. I am also still hoping Hyundai will decide to import the i30 N as the Elantra GT N. But the 2.0T in the Veloster N will eat the 3-door VW Golf GTI for lunch.

      • Infinite1

        You might wait a while since Hyundai stated that they’re not planning on bringing it over hear. Hopefully, they’re lying.

  • Thought it was a Focus.. then I read the headline and article..

    • Vassilis

      Please tell me your comment is 99% hyperbole, 1% fact.

      • Nop, I thought it was a Focus.. then I read the headline and article..

  • jeems gordon

    will it be available in europe?

  • Toronado_II

    This shape of grill… they look for something new. They need to look again.

    • SteersUright

      Grille and headlights are so dull and uninspired for whats supposed to be a provocative design.

  • Liam Paul

    WTH, did the same people who take blurry pictures of Bigfoot also take pictures of this?

    • Jason Miller

      Spy photos……

      • khc

        “Spies” don’t know how to hold a camera steady, for all the photos?

        • Jason Miller

          More like some random person that was at the commercial shoot and only had their cell phone on them. (and not everyone owns an iPhone X) You figure people would be smart about this but they would rather complain instead.

    • Better4-2

      …don’t forget NASA photos… 🙂

  • SteersUright

    Novel and somewhat good looking though quirky, I still don’t understand who buys this luke-warm hatch when there are so many clearly superior hatches for the money. It offers provocative looks sadly backed by economy car engines and dynamics. They should’ve flared the fenders and made this a proper alternative to a Golf base, Gti, and R.

    • Jason Miller

      Just wait for the N variant.

    • Alter Ego

      Same reason people buy the iM. It looks cool.

    • Matt

      Agree on the luke-warmness but is it really at the same price after factoring things like more standard features,
      or hyundais better warrenty as trade offs for the lack of vehicle dynamics? Another guess, at least vs a golf/gti in the US, would be for some the stigma of german cars costing more to maintain & repair. While I defenetly hope Hyundai can make a true competitor to the gti/r/rs/type r etc,.I can see why some go for it.

    • LWOAP

      Well the N version might take care of the GTI but I have no idea about the Golf R. Maybe that task will be left for a future model.

  • Better4-2

    I presume that is still a 3 door 2 doors on one side, one door on the other…?
    IMO Hyundai should make it a 4 door or/and a 2 door…
    Otherwise looks much better than previous version

    • Jason Miller

      That’s this car’s “thing” though. 2 on one side, 1 on the other. That’s what makes it unique.

  • LJ

    The two red pieces below the grille look sloppy.

  • pcurve

    I’m not sure how I feel about having rear door only on passenger side. well, props to them for sticking with it.

  • jsz00

    Hyundai Urus?

    • Grumpy

      No. No. Just No.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      ok,we have a problem here.

  • Karl

    What is the purpose of this car again?

  • lagunas3ca

    Should we expect another Hyundai Veloster Turbo commercial during Super Bowl LII?

  • Robert

    Nice. They’ve grown-up the design a little. I think it looks quite nice now.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Cheap looking junk.

  • Alter Ego

    The grille looks a little frumpy.

  • john1168

    The front grille is a little funny looking but overall it’s a nice car! I like it.

  • Taegon Lewis

    When I first saw the grill, I’ve automatically thought of Grumpy Cat.

    Otherwise, I kinda like the new Veloster’s styling. Now, to wait for the variant, we’re all (slightly) patient for: the Veloster N.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Bring us the N.

  • Six_Tymes

    At this point, just let fans handle a re-design. Because, this isnt all that good.

  • klowik

    I still don’t like the grille, it looks unfinished.

  • TotallyDisqusted

    The Veloster has basically replaced the TC at this point as a coupe for people that don’t really want a sports car.

  • Althea Later

    Looks like a melancholy sea bass

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It looks good and aggressive.

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