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.
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.