Inoovative new coupe caught testing ahead of its Detroit show debut in January

Hyundai's innovative Veloster coupé has been caught in testing ahead of its debut at January's Detroit motor show.

The compact 2+2 has been designed as a direct rival to the VW Scirocco but is expected be several thousands of pounds cheaper. The new Coupé looks short, with quite a long and flat-looking rear deck, but is otherwise a close match for the 2007 Veloster concept.

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Company insiders suggest that the Coupé will have an asymmetric body, with two doors on the left-hand side of the car to make entry to the rear of the cabin easier from the kerb. The car will also have a conventional hatchback.

Powering the new Coupé is Hyundai’s latest 1.6-litre, direct-injection ‘Theta’ engine. In entry-level trim it’ll have around 140bhp and 125lb ft of torque, and an optional twin-clutch gearbox. A 200bhp 1.6-litre turbo variant will arrive after launch.

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22 November 2010

From what you can see through the disguise, not much appears to remain from the original Veloster concept which is a pity. It was one of the more interesting things from 2007 IMO

22 November 2010

I will wait until the Detroit show to see how close the road going model matches the original Veloster concept, I hope it stays faithful as it was an interesting concept car. Hyundai are definitely on a roll at the minute and a new coupe will only keep it on the right track.

22 November 2010

The old coupe looked like a coupe whatever it was based on. This might be a much better car underneath, but it looks like a hatchback - shame

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