The Hyundai Veloster is a cruiser at heart

Look beyond its daring design
by Dinzo Tabamo | May 31, 2017

[

If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.

The Hyundai Veloster is at a strange crossroads at the moment. Like its Genesis Coupe stablemate, it looks fast and sporty but it's more comfortable being a touring car. 

Under the hood is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 201hp. At P1,588,000 it should be considered a bargain compared to sports cars in its price range like the Toyota 86 and the Mazda MX-5. But the sporting nature of those two Japanese models is what distances them from this Korean hatchback. 

However, if you want a head-turning three-door vehicle (as you may know, this has a unique door configuration) that you can drive for hours comfortably, the Veloster should be on your shortlist. I did a quick drive to Pampanga with it and it was a pleasant road companion. The ride is smooth, the NVH is good, and the cabin feels much more premium than the typical Elantra or Tucson. In other words, you do get what you're paying for, as long as you know what to expect. 

For a better look at this unique offering from Hyundai, click play on the video above. 

View other articles about:
WE RECOMMEND
MORE FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK
SPONSORED CONTENT
PHOTO: Chira dela Cruz
  • Quiz Results

  • TGP Rating
    --/20
    Engine
    --
    Power
    --
    Torque
    --
    Transmission
    --
    Fuel
    --
    1.8 E CVT
    Starts at P1,110,000
    TGP Rating:
    --/20
    Pros
    Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
    Cons
    Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
    Verdict
    Honda’s winningest combination comes when you opt for a six-speed manual transmission available in the Civic hatchback Sport, in which …
    Learn More
  • TGP Rating:
    /20

    Starts at ₱

    TGP Rating:
    /20
    Starts at ₱