2012 Hyundai Veloster in testing


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The Hyundai Veloster was caught in testing in Europe. Eventually, the Hyundai Veloster is said to replace the Tiburion model in the future. The new Hyundai Veloster is a hatchback, which will be developed both as gasoline and hybrid versions.

The  original Veloster Concept was debuted in 2007, and from the photos, it remains similar to the original concept design. The Hyundai Veloster will compete in the subcompact car segment such as the Honda Fit, VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Cobalt and Toyota Corolla Matrix.

It is likely that the 2012 Hyundai Veloster hatchback will receive the new 1.6-liter four cylinder engine with direct injection, which puts out 140-horsepower. Hyundai said that it expects this engine will provide the combined fuel economy of over 40 mpg.

There is a variety of engine options will be available,  a turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter gasoline engine with about 200 hp, a diesel engine for the European market, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline for North America, and maybe a hybrid version in the future.

The Hyundai Veloster will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September and in January 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

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