2020 Hyundai Veloster Makes It Down Under Priced From AUD $29,490
The new generation Hyundai Veloster has launched Down Under, retaining the 2+1 body style of its predecessor.
Offered in three trim levels named the Veloster, Turbo and Turbo Premium, it’s priced from AUD $29,490 (USD $20,012), AUD $35,490 (USD $24,083) and AUD $38,990 (USD $26,459), respectively.
All grades pack several standard connectivity and safety items, with the most affordable getting LED DRLs, a reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, Reverse Parking Distance Warning system and tire-pressure monitoring.
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Upgrade to the Veloster Turbo and you will enjoy a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and DAB+ digital radio, in addition to the High Beam Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. Get it with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, from AUD $38,490 (USD $26,119), and you will also receive Smart Cruise Control, City/Urban/Interurban/Pedestrian Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and an upgraded camera.
The Turbo Premium adds a full-width glass sunroof, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, head-up display and wireless charging pad. The metallic paint is an AUD $595 (USD $404) option on all trim levels, whereas the flagship spec can be ordered with the AUD $1,000 (USD $679) two-tone roof.
Powering the base model is a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four producing 147 HP (150 PS) and 180 Nm (133 lb-ft) of torque, paired to a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. The two plusher grades get the 1.6-liter turbocharged unit, with 201 HP (204 PS) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque, or 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) with over-boost, matched to EITHER a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.