The new Hyundai Veloster is set to arrive in Australia with better equipment and performance, launching later this month from $29,490.

Hyundai’s second-generation Veloster will hit dealership showrooms this month with pricing from $29,490 plus on-road costs.

Revealed last year at the Detroit motor show where the Veloster N also made its debut (which Australia won’t be getting) the Veloster and Veloster Turbo range is now finally available in Australia. Hyundai’s four-door sporty hatch brings a new look, better equipment, and increased performance.

Available in three grades – Veloster, Veloster Turbo and Veloster Turbo Premium – the range comes standard with safety equipment such as lane keeping assist, six-airbags, forward collision warning, and driver attention warning.

The base Veloster is the only model to get a non-turbo engine, powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol producing 110kW of power and 180Nm of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission at $29,490 or can be optioned with a six-speed auto for an additional $2300. Standard equipment on the base grade includes 18-inch alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 rubber, infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sports seats, leather steering wheel and gear shift, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, climate control, and a reversing camera.

Veloster Turbo is priced from $35,490 with a manual transmission or $38,990 with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, mated to a 1.6-litre turbocharged four developing 150kW and 265Nm. It adds adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection safety aids. It also gets 18-inch alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber, 8.0-inch infotainment, sat nav, DAB+ radio, partial leather interior trim and LED headlights.

Flagship Veloster Turbo Premium has the same output as the Turbo and is priced from $38,990 with a manual transmission or $41,990 with a DCT automatic. Premium models get dark metallic 18-inch alloy wheels, leather trim, ventilated and heated front seats, sunroof, head up display, heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, automatic wipers, and can be optioned with two-tone roof in black for $1000.

Performance-oriented upgrades to the second-gen Veloster include a quicker-ratio electric power steering system and Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) which “improves performance during cornering,” according to Hyundai’s press release. The models are also uniquely tuned to Australian roads.

Click in to Practical Motoring later this month for our first drive review of the new Hyundai Veloster.

2019 Hyundai Veloster pricing (plus on-road costs)

Veloster – $29,940

Veloster (auto) – $31,790

Veloster Turbo – $35,490

Veloster Turbo (auto) – $38,490

Veloster Turbo Premium – $38,990

Veloster Turbo Premium (auto) – $41,990


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