Hyundai's latest addition in the Hong Kong market is the three-door sports car, Veloster, targeting the younger generation looking for style, driving experience and value. The unconventional configuration is the key feature which distinguishes it from its competitors.
There is one door on the driver's side for more spacious entrance, with two doors on the passenger's side for easier accessibility.
Veloster combines the style of a coupe and the functionality of a hatchback. Such creative design has made Veloster unique among sports cars in the market.
Veloster's stylish design is more than just the 1+2 door configuration. The extra large, tinted panoramic sunroof allows adequate sunlight and fresh air into the car, adding vitality and freedom while driving, and the 18-inch alloy wheels with painted inserts give a strong presence on the road.
Multimedia equipment brings you the best entertainment; a 7" multimedia touch screen display with USB/IPOD/ AUX ports is pre-installed in every Veloster, with Bluetooth access while driving to give drivers and passengers the best information and entertainment.
For those who savor superb audio enjoyment, a maximum eight sets of speakers can be installed for an ultimate surround sound effect.
The brand new Veloster, with the 1.6-liter petrol direct injection engine, produces 140 horsepower which is the highest in its class, we are told.
Coupled with six-speed dual-clutch transmission system, the extraordinary configuration brings the driver a stable and superior driving experience.
After all, safety comes above all features. The advanced Vehicle Stability Management system ensures operability, accuracy and stability of the car to ensure best optimal driving stability and safety.
Another key safety feature is Electronic Stability Control ,where the system will immediately change the engine output for a safer drive upon sudden change of direction, acceleration and braking force.
Moreover, the Brake Assist System enhances the braking force during emergency situations to shorten braking distance effectively.
Other features including the Hill- start Assist system and six airbags bring extra protection to drivers and passengers.
Motoring editor Roger Boschman has been in Hong Kong since 1974 and has raced his own car on Macau's Guia Circuit.