The 2021 Hyundai Veloster compact performance hatchback model in white parked in a park forest
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The Hyundai Veloster is a compact sports hatchback coupe model produced by the Hyundai Motor Company. Starting as a concept model that premiered at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show, the Veloster was tweaked for the mass market before entering production and officially debuting at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show before going on sale.

The Hyundai Veloster is unique for its asymmetrical doors. The driver’s side features one large door, and the passenger side features two smaller doors. This, in addition to its hatchback build, makes the Veloster an oddity within the Hyundai catalog. In terms of design, it’s most similar to the Hyundai Ioniq. However, the Ioniq is offered with hybrid, PHEV, and EV powertrains. In comparison, the Veloster only comes equipped with internal combustion engines.

Hyundai announced in July 2021 that all Veloster models would be discontinued in the U.S. except for the Hyundai Veloster N performance variant. Before this change, the Veloster’s competition included the Honda Civic, the Mazda3, the Toyota Corolla, and the Volkswagen Golf.

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  • 2021 Hyundai Veloster (Starting MSRP $18,900)
  • 2022 Hyundai Veloster N (Starting MSRP $32,500)
  • Pros: The regular Hyundai Veloster compact sports hatchback is a joy to drive, and the Veloster N is even grander and more rewarding. Additionally, both the Veloster and the Veloster N are very affordable compared to their competitors.
  • Cons: The interior quality of the Veloster feels cheap, and its back seats are cramped. Additionally, the baseline engine of the standard Veloster can be occasionally noisy.
  • See Also: Accent and Veloster N

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