Two petrol engines are available: a 138bhp 1.6-litre and a 184bhp 1.6-litre turbo. The lower-powered unit is gutsy but not particularly quick, and you need to rev the engine hard to get the best from it. The turbo is brisk, with good low-down pull and a 0-62mph time of 8.4 seconds.
Hyundai Veloster Coupe ride & handling
The Veloster runs out of grip early, and you get little warning that the front tyres are about to let go due to the remote steering. It’s a pity, because the Hyundai actually responds quickly to steering inputs and stays flat through the corners. The ride is firm on the standard car and firmer still on the Turbo, which has stiffer suspension and 18inch alloys. Both are uncomfortable at low speeds – even if you opt for the smallest (17-inch) alloys.
Hyundai Veloster Coupe refinement
The Veloster isn’t as quiet as other coupés. The engines become rowdy when worked hard, and because they’re both fairly inflexible, that tends to be most of the time. A fair amount of wind and road noise also enters the cabin at speed.