The Hyundai Veloster arrived in Canada in late 2011 as a 2012 Veloster model and captivated the compact sporty market for its unique design. The Veloster replaced the Hyundai Tiburon which was discontinued in 2008, the Veloster combines a hatchback and coupe platform which was unveiled as a concept sports hatch/coupe at the Detroit Auto Show in 2007, what makes the Veloster stand out from the rest is the 3-door layout, with one door on the drivers side and two doors on the co-pilot and passenger side allowing for easy access to the backseat. The Veloster in Canada is powered by a 1.6L DOHC engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and 138HP, coupled with manual transmission or optional EcoShift dual clutch automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters which have become popular in performance cars. The Veloster in arrived to Canadian dealers with a standard package while the Veloster tech package includes 18 inch rims, panoramic sunroof and optional leather seats. The base model Veloster comes fully loaded with high resolution 7 inch touchscreen entertainment system with XM satellite radio, ipod connectivity and backup camera, while the Veloster tech package adds Hyundai's GPS Navigation System, and premium audio system with 8 speakers including external amp and subwoofer. The 2013 Veloster will be available with an optional turbocharged engine, while the 2012 Veloster in Korea is currently available with an upgraded 1.6L Gamma GDI turbocharged engine with 201HP, which will be coming to Canada in mid 2012.
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