21 April 2012 – Hyundai yesterday launched its uniquely-styled and highly-anticipated Veloster at the Komoco Singapore showroom. Thanks to Komoco Motors, I was invited for the launch, which was attended by potential and current customers, professionals in the automobile industry, and the media.
Hyundai has recently got bolder and bolder in the design of its car, with the new Elantra clinching several international awards the moment it was launched. Now, it has taken a step further in marrying design together with comfort and power – a step that even the flagship i45 cannot match. With the launch of the new Veloster, I dare say Hyundai has taken a step forward to lead its competitors in this war of automobile designs and efficiency (let’s forget about COE for now – that’s a different story for another day).
Boosting 140 horses in the 1,591 cc engine, the Veloster makes use of its Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology to launch itself into the arena, both in terms of driving dynamics and technical specifications. I shan’t harp too much on the details here as I’ll be posting another review on this car – this time, a more in-depth one which goes into the various specifications and technicalities. So for now, enjoy the pictures, and if you’re keen, drop by Komoco Motors and arrange for a test drive now!
The Hyundai Veloster is retailing at approximately S$116,999, inclusive of COE*.