Predictably, the most notable facet of the Veloster’s interior is the way its rear is accessed. While it may form a conspicuous part of the car’s unusual profile, the single rear side door turns out to be as tight as a loft hatch when it comes to the business of actually climbing through it.
The Hyundai's heavily tapered tail also means the door is bizarrely shaped. A fourth passenger will require protracted stooping and crouching. It’s worth noting that while the extra door is likely to frustrate adults, it might offer a worthy solution for parents juggling the logistical obligations of young children with a continued hankering for coupés.
Taller occupants might find their heads nestled in unsettling proximity to the radically slanted rear screen, but otherwise the Veloster feels quite roomy for a compact coupé. The cabin is comfortable and good looking, too, especially up front.
Shipshape interior design has become a trait of Hyundai’s recent product line-up, and the Veloster continues in that vein. Particularly well chosen trim materials and a mildly funky sense of layout mean that everything is presented with an attractive, modernistic neatness that belies the model’s affordability.
The effect is topped off by a seven-inch multimedia touchscreen. The unit is flanked by an indulgent amount of standard kit, including rear parking sensors, steering wheel-mounted controls, climate control and Bluetooth.