Hyundai Veloster – 2011-Present
Hyundai Veloster History
Hyundai Veloster is a three-door compact sports car that combines the style of a coupe with the functionality of a hatchback. The Veloster isn’t the first car to sport only three doors but its asymmetric shape differs from any other in the market. There’s one big door on the driver’s side and two smaller doors on the passenger’s side allowing for easier entry to the back seat. Although it’s not Hyundai’s first sports car since the retirement of the Tiburon in 2008 its similar size replaces the ‘shark’ in the compact segment while bigger brother, Genesis Coupe competes against the heavyweights. Inspired by a high-performance sports bike the Veloster’s distinct design features won AJAC’s Best New Design award in 2012. Hyundai Veloster doesn’t have direct competition but it’s been put up against the likes of Mini Cooper, Scion tC, Fiat 500, and Honda CR-Z.