Inoovative new coupe caught testing ahead of ita Detroit show debut in January
22 October 2010

Hyundai's innovative Veloster coupe 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 Coupe 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 Coupe 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 Coupe 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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