New Veloster: Sports coupe-cool for the 2020s.

27 September, 2019

  • All-new 2020 Veloster brings refined 2+1 door sports coupe styling with upgraded performance to deliver an engaging and dynamic driving experience
  • SmartSense™ advanced safety suite features across three-grade Veloster range
  • Connectivity comes standard with a touchscreen multimedia system incorporating Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 2020 Veloster priced from $29,490 MLP

27 September, 2019 - All-new 2020 Veloster introduces a modern and refined take on the unique 2+1 door sports coupe, building on the original’s playful spirit.

Attractively redesigned inside and out the second generation Veloster features upgraded drivetrains and a sophisticated new multi-link rear suspension, with increased standard specifications across the range.

2020 Veloster features a new low and wide frontal design incorporating Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, a sleek silhouette with sculpted wheel arches, and sporty rear diffuser.

Hyundai’s SmartSense™ suite is standard in every new Veloster, and incorporates Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) systems.

Veloster’s standard touchscreen multimedia interface features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for seamless and intuitive smartphone operation.

Contributing to an exceptionally well-appointed package is the availability of luxury and convenience features such as heated and air-ventilated front seats, wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging, Head-Up Display (HUD), full-width glass sunroof and 8-speaker Infinity premium audio system.

Creating further appeal for high-performance enthusiasts is the inclusion of lightweight independent multi-link suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, a Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) system, digital performance gauge display, and turbo over-boost function.

2020 Veloster is available in three trim grades, with all-new Atkinson cycle 2.0 MPi and updated 1.6 T-GDi turbo engines driving the front wheels via a manual, automatic or Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

A fresh palette of exterior colours, with the option of a black two-tone roof, and a range of striking 18-inch alloy wheel designs complete a desirable sporty package in the all-new 2020 Veloster.

2020 Veloster Model Range

In addition to the model’s standard connectivity and safety equipment, the range-opening 2020 Veloster features LED daytime running lights, a Reverse Parking Distance Warning (PDW-R) system, a rear view camera with dynamic guidelines, and tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Veloster Turbo adds a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with satellite navigation and DAB+ digital radio, as well as additional SmartSense™ safety systems, including Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), and High Beam Assist (HBA).

Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) variants also receive the upgraded camera and radar based City/Urban/ Interurban/Pedestrian Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Smart Cruise Control (SCC) systems.

The flagship Veloster Turbo Premium model gains leather seat trim, power driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a wireless (Qi standard) charging pad, full-width glass sunroof, and Head-Up Display (HUD).

“The all-new second generation Veloster builds on the unique character and quirky 3-door styling of the original, but now with more attitude and driver appeal,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, JW Lee said.

“Powertrain and chassis upgrades, combined with standard advanced safety technology and driver-focused performance features, create a uniquely compelling package,” he said

2020 Veloster: In detail

The exterior styling of the second generation Veloster is more intense and dynamic, enhancing the 2+1 door coupe’s unique design DNA.

A broad frontal treatment incorporating a sporty take on Hyundai’s distinctive cascading grille, with a steeper roofline, increased bonnet length, and boldly sculpted wheel arches develop a powerful and refined coupe image.

Inside the cabin, an asymmetrical design for the instrument panel and dashboard reflects the exterior styling, putting the focus on the driver.

Digital performance gauges (torque, G-force and turbo boost) combined with sports steering wheel and seats further reinforce that the new Veloster is engineered to be driven.

Veloster benefits from a comprehensive Australian-specific chassis tune, to maximise the high-performance potential of the improved body rigidity and lightweight independent multi-link suspension.

Other notable driver focused upgrades compared with the first generation Veloster include a quicker-ratio electric power steering system, enhancing steering responsiveness, and Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) which improves performance during cornering.

Veloster is available with a choice of 2.0-litre MPi Atkinson (110kW & 180Nm) or 1.6-litre turbocharged (150kW & 265Nm) powertrains, the latter featuring up to 275Nm over-boost function.

The entry Veloster 2.0L MPi engine is offered with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Veloster Turbo and Turbo Premium are offered with a choice of six-speed manual or 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

A Drive Mode Select system allows drivers to tailor the Veloster’s characteristics to their driving style, with Normal and Sport modes featured in manual versions, and additional Eco and Smart modes in automatic/DCT versions.

Chassis and Suspension

All-new Veloster features a MacPherson strut front suspension combined with a lightweight independent multi-link rear setup.

The multi-link rear suspension delivers the dual benefits of superior ride comfort and increased handling capability compared with the preceding model’s torsion beam rear end.

The revamped multi-link suspension set-up with dual lower arms delivers:

  • Improved stability during high-speed cornering
  • Improved ride comfort through optimised bushing characteristics and reduced rear friction
  • Enhanced cornering stability through toe-in increase in lateral force of rear wheels
  • Enhanced steering through improvements to insulator structure
  • Improved ride comfort through extended wheel stroke and bump stopper
  • Improved ride comfort and steering through enhanced flexural characteristics of lower bushing on shock absorber

All-new Veloster’s motor-driven power steering system features a quicker-ratio rack, for enhanced responsiveness.

Australian Tuned

All-new Veloster benefits from an Australian-tuned suspension and steering calibration, as does every new Australian Hyundai model (except iLoad and iMax).

“The goal for Veloster was to have something that’s practical, comfortable and easy-to-drive but also super-rewarding; highly responsive and engaging, with lots of feedback,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Product Planning & Development Specialist, Tim Rodgers said.

“The advantage we had with Veloster is that it shares a great deal of platform DNA with both i30 and Elantra, thus we already had a large technical knowledge base which we could apply to this new tune.”

During the development process, the Hyundai Motor Company Australia Engineering division evaluated 15 front damper iterations and 28 rear damper iterations before arriving at production settings that best blend comfort and capability.

“The damper count is quite low compared with some of our other tunes since we were really able to harness that existing knowledge, as Veloster utilises similar damping technology, and exhibits a lot of similar characteristics to i30.

“In a lot of ways Veloster’s chassis calibration fell into place, and what we got in the end is a really fun car that performs exceptionally well on the most challenging roads,” Rodgers said.

Body Rigidity

All-new Veloster incorporates body structural advances that contribute to overall torsional rigidity that is increased by a substantial 27.6 percent compared with the preceding model.

New Veloster’s more rigid monocoque contributes to a high level of occupant safety in the event of collision, and provides the optimal basis for the development of desirable ride and handling characteristics.

Key to the increased structural stiffness are the extensive application of advanced high-strength steel, and the utilisation of hot stamped components, such as the A-pillars and side sills.

In addition, all-new Veloster is constructed with 121m of adhesives, 30 times more structural adhesive than the previous generation, which combined with spot welding produces a frame of exceptional rigidity.

Specific structural improvements include:

  • Sturdier upper structure adjoining the front shock absorber reinforces the cowl
  • Reinforcement of the cabin and rear opening sub-structures
  • Use of a single side sill member and stronger rear side sill with sturdier seams for increased overall rigidity
  • Structural improvements to the front sub-frame energy absorber
  • Hot-stamped A-pillar and side sill for increased rigidity

Structural improvements to the front sub-frame energy absorber improve performance in frontal collisions, while the dual-rail reinforcement of the roof structure associated with the 2+1 door layout effectively disperses the forces associated with a lateral collision.

Torque Vectoring Control (TVC)

A new, Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) system delivers a deeper driver-to-machine connection.

Taking inputs from sophisticated wheel-speed sensors, the TVC system applies precision-level braking to the inside front wheel as the Veloster navigates a turn.

By minutely slowing the inside wheel, engine power is better utilised by the front wheel on the outside of the turn to improve grip and cornering stability, giving Veloster a planted yet agile feel.

Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, standard across the range, bring grip and precision to complement all-new Veloster’s dynamic chassis.


All-new Veloster incorporates a series of clever features designed to reduce aerodynamic drag, to maximise fuel efficiency and high-speed driving stability, while also reducing wind noise.

These include the tweaking of key upper body elements such as the rear spoiler and spoiler side garnish, and the slits at each side of the rear bumper.

Functional front air-curtains reduce air turbulence generated by the rotating wheels.

Additional underbody elements reduce air turbulence and drag beneath Veloster, including a front bumper lip, front and rear wheel deflectors, and engine compartment and floor undercover panels.


New Veloster is available with 2.0-litre MPi petrol, and 1.6-litre petrol turbocharged powertrains.

The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI petrol turbo, direct-injected four-cylinder produces 150kW at 6000rpm and 265Nm of torque from 1500 to 4500rpm.

In addition, an over-boost function allows peak torque to temporarily reach up to 275Nm (between 2000 and 4000rpm) during full throttle acceleration. Over-boost is available when the engine has reached operating temperature.

An electronic wastegate actuator (EWGA) turbocharger allows the precise tailoring of boost and torque curves.

The Nu 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine brings increased performance and flexibility compared with the preceding model’s petrol 1.6 litre, producing 110kW at 6200rpm and 180Nm at 4500rpm.

It operates on the Atkinson combustion cycle to deliver maximum efficiency and reduced emissions.

New Veloster is available with either a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic (2.0 MPi) or a seven-speed DCT transmission (1.6 Turbo GDI).

A Drive Sport (DS) mode in DCT models is designed for short bursts of ‘sporty’ driving, or when maximum responsiveness is required, such as for overtaking manoeuvres.

When the shift lever is moved from the ‘D’ position into the manual plane, the previously selected driving mode is superseded by DS mode, which is indicated by either S1 or S2 in the gauge cluster.

Digital Performance Gauges displayed on the central touchscreen in Turbo versions present the driver with real-time torque, G-force and turbo boost pressure levels, for an immersive and enjoyable driving experience.

To cater to every driving style, all-new Veloster offers driver-selectable Normal and Sport modes for vehicles with manual transmission, and additional Eco and Smart modes in automatic and DCT versions.

Eco suits cruising or gradual acceleration on level roads, and Normal suits medium acceleration and moderate hill climbing.

Sport provides a dynamic driving experience with quicker throttle response as well as greater steering weight and optimised gear shift timing for sharper acceleration.

Smart Mode automatically switches between Normal, Eco and Sport mode to best suit the driver’s style and the road conditions.

Powertrain Overview

* Up to 275 Nm with over-boost function activated


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Every new Veloster brings seamless smartphone connectivity with standard Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Customers can interact with their favourite apps, access navigation, use voice command for text message and more, via the standard 7.0-inch, or 8.0-inch touch-screen (Turbo variants).

Qi wireless smartphone charging

A wireless charging pad (Qi standard) features in the centre console storage area of Turbo Premium variants. The pad allows users to charge a compatible Qi-enabled smartphone without the use of messy and unsightly cables.

Head-Up Display (HUD)

A Head-Up Display features in Veloster Turbo Premium. The HUD projects key information in the driver’s line of sight, including navigation commands and vehicle speed. Selecting the Sport drive mode presents sports-inspired tachometer design in place of vehicle speed.

Smart key and push button start

With the proximity Smart Key system in Turbo versions, users can lock/unlock the vehicle via the physical button on the front door handles, and start the vehicle with a push of the dash-mounted ‘Engine Start/Stop’ button (with the brake pedal depressed), all while the key stays in their pocket/bag.

Power driver’s seat & heated/ventilated front seats

The power driver’s seat in Turbo Premium variants offers a generous 8-way adjustment (including lumbar adjustment), to help the driver achieve an ideal seating position.

Additionally, three-stage seat heating and ventilating elements in the front seats maximise occupant comfort in all weather conditions.

Power sunroof

A power-operated sunroof in Turbo Premium variants greatly lifts the interior ambience, with an automatic retractable sliding screen fitted to offer privacy and shade.


All-new Veloster features a comprehensive suite of SmartSense™ advanced safety technologies as standard.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Urban

Standard in every new Veloster is a Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system incorporating a Forward Collision Warning (FCW) function.

All variants except Veloster Turbo DCT feature a camera-based Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) City/Urban system which utilises a windscreen-mounted camera to detect other vehicles in front of Veloster. If a potential collision is detected, the system’s Forward Collision Warning (FCW) function will sound a warning chime and display a warning in the Supervision cluster. FCW is active above speeds of 8km/h, up to speeds of 180 km/h.

Additionally, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Urban works in conjunction with FCW to automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes in the case of a potential collision (where no driver intervention is detected after a FCW system warning). FCA - City/Urban is active above speeds of approximately 8 km/h, and will attempt to bring the vehicle to a complete stop if activated up to speeds of 50 km/h.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

Driver Attention Warning (DAW) uses the windscreen-mounted camera to continually monitor the vehicle’s position within the lane, whilst also tracking steering inputs, brake pedal inputs, as well as time since last break, and operates between 60km/h and 180km/h.

Should the system detect careless driving (such as sudden steering or braking inputs and/or the inability to keep within a lane), the ‘Attention Level’ display on the cluster will continually decrease. Should the level decrease to a certain threshold, the DAW system will recommend that the driver take a break.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System consists of two modes - Lane Departure Warning (LDW) mode, and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) mode.

LDW uses the windscreen-mounted camera to detect lane markings and monitor the vehicle’s position in the lane, operating at speeds of 60 km/h and above. Should the vehicle stray from the intended lane without indicators being activated, audible and visual warnings will be issued.

LKA can be activated at speeds of 60km/h and above where lane markings on both sides of the vehicle are detected. LKA helps prevent the vehicle from straying from the lane by providing steering intervention should the driver not react to warnings from the LDW system.

Both LKA and LDW are momentarily deactivated whenever turn signals are active. Additionally, the driver must maintain control of the vehicle by holding the steering wheel.


Veloster Turbo features the following additional SmartSense™ safety technologies, depending on the customer’s chosen transmission.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Urban/Interurban/Pedestrian detection - DCT variants

A camera and radar based Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system features in Veloster 1.6 DCT variants. The system utilises a windscreen-mounted camera to detect vehicles and pedestrians in front of Veloster. If a potential collision is detected, the system’s Forward Collision Warning (FCW) function will sound a chime and display a warning in the Supervision cluster. FCW is active above speeds of 8km/h, and up to speeds of 65km/h (pedestrians) or 180km/h (other vehicles).

Additionally, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) works in conjunction with FCW to automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes in the case of a potential collision (where driver intervention is not detected after a FCW system warning). FCA is active above speeds of approximately 8km/h, and will attempt to bring the vehicle to a complete stop if activated up to speeds of 65 km/h (pedestrians and vehicles). <.p>

Between speeds of 60km/h and 180km/h, if activated (due to the detection of a potential collision with a vehicle), FCA will slow the vehicle in order to reduce the severity of the collision.

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) operates at speeds of 30km/h or above, using radar sensors on either side of the rear bumper to detect vehicles next to and diagonally behind Veloster. If a vehicle is present in the Veloster’s blind spot, BCW displays an alert in the exterior mirrors. If the driver proceeds to activate the corresponding indicator lights, a flashing warning is provided and an alert is sounded. The system also scans for vehicles approaching rapidly from the rear, and uses the same warning measures to alert the driver to the presence of fast-moving vehicles that may soon enter Veloster’s blind spot.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

The Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) uses the BCW system’s radar sensors to monitors for traffic approaching on either side of Veloster when reversing out of perpendicular parking spaces. Should RCCW detect a vehicle approaching, a warning will sound, and a visual warning will be displayed in the dash cluster.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Using the same windscreen-mounted camera as the LKA system, High Beam Assist (HBA) scans the road ahead of Veloster, monitoring for street lights, as well as headlights and taillights of surrounding vehicles in front. Upon detection, the system automatically adjusts headlight range, switching between high and low beam.

HBA is active at speeds of 45km/h or above, and operational once the light switch (on the indicator lever), is placed in the Auto position and the lever pushed forward away from the driver.

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) - DCT variants

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) detects the speed and distance of vehicles ahead of the Veloster. SCC maintains a safe distance to the vehicle ahead, up to a pre-set speed (between 10km/h and 160km/h).


All-new Veloster features a more intense and dynamic frontal styling treatment than the preceding model, incorporating Hyundai’s signature cascading grille with a three dimensional design, flanked by air curtain vents as part of a series of aero enhancements.

Veloster adopts a more steeply tapered roofline, with A-pillar and cowl top points shifted rearwards to increase the length of the bonnet, resulting in a sportier coupe profile.

In addition the side mirrors have been lowered and the width of the lower section of the A-pillar reduced by 30mm to improve driver visibility.

Muscular, sculpted wheel arches complete an impressive image in profile, with sporty side skirts featured on all Turbo variants.

Taillights that continue into the tailgate contribute to a broad rear impression, underscored by a diffuser sprouting central dual exhaust outlets, with a sporty rear spoiler providing the finishing touch.

All Turbo variants feature additional sports styling, with a lower air intake trim finished in metallic red, a sport type cascading grille, LED headlights and taillights.

Veloster 2.0 MPi features 10-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels in a Dark finish, and Veloster Turbo features 10-spoke, 18-inch alloys in Gloss Black.

Exclusive to Veloster Turbo Premium are striking, five-spoke 18-inch Dark Metallic/machined alloy wheels.

New Veloster occupies an almost identical space to the preceding model, measuring 4240mm long, 1800mm wide and 1399mm high, on a 2650mm wheelbase.

Exterior colours

All-new Veloster is available in seven exterior colours, including:

  • Red Ignite Flame (Solid)
  • Yellow Thunder Bolt (Solid)
  • Chalk White (Metallic)
  • Dark Knight (Mica)
  • Tangerine Comet (Mica)
  • Phantom Black (Mica)
  • Lake Silver (Metallic/Mica)

Lake Silver is available for Veloster 2.0 MPi only, and Thunder Bolt and Tangerine Comet are exclusively offered for Veloster Turbo and Turbo Premium.

A Phantom Black two-tone roof is offered as a $1,000 option for Veloster Turbo Premium with Chalk White, Thunder Bolt, Tangerine Comet and Ignite Flame exterior colours.


All-new Veloster’s interior layout is designed to amplify the driver experience with asymmetrical elements that reflect the unique 2+1 door coupe exterior.

The centre garnish creates a sense of separation between the driver’s and passenger’s seats, and the use of different colours puts further focus on the driver’s seat.

In addition, Veloster displays an overall contrast between the architecture of the vertical console and the horizontal lines of the crash pad to create a dynamic cabin mood.

Black cloth trim is featured in Veloster 2.0 MPi, and Veloster Turbo is upgraded with black cloth/leather trim. Veloster Turbo Premium is trimmed in black leather.

Every new Veloster features a modern tablet-style touchscreen multimedia display with Bluetooth streaming (phone calls and audio), Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and reversing camera.

2.0 MPi variants feature a 7.0-inch touchscreen and a 3.5-inch mono TFT LCD cluster, with a chequered flag pattern for the speedometer and tachometer.

1.6 Turbo variants are upgraded to an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit featuring Satellite Navigation, Infinity Premium Audio and DAB+ Digital Radio, as well as a 4.2-inch TFT colour supervision cluster.

Additionally, Turbo variants adopt large speedometer and tachometer dials with needles positioned at six o’clock, red lighting that emphasises the high-performance image, and concealed white lighting that adds depth.

Veloster’s sports steering wheel utilises an ergonomic layout for the buttons and paddle shifters, for intuitive and dynamic driving.

For Turbo variants the sports wheel features a colour accent matched to the gear lever handle and cabin highlights, with a semi-perforated leather wrapping for superior grip and a sporty image.

Turbo variants bring sports front seats with side bolsters for extra lateral support whilst also featuring a central, extra-wide red piping line for a dynamic and distinctive look.

New Veloster features a six-airbag system incorporating front, side and curtain airbags.

As well as increasing body rigidity, to the benefit of safety and dynamics, the body structural design is optimised to improve visibility, ergonomics and ease of entry/egress.

Veloster’s rear seat opening is extended towards the rear by 58mm for improved accessibility.

The tailgate parting is also enlarged with the rear header moved backwards by 450mm to allow more space for rear seat passengers.

Veloster’s driver’s seat height is reduced by 5mm and the instrument cluster height raised by 10mm to promote an ideal driving posture.

A reduced A-pillar obstruction angle from 12.5 degrees to 11.1 degrees improves visibility along with an A-pillar lower width reduced from 351mm to 320mm.

The C-pillar obstruction angle is also reduced from 22.5 degrees to 19.6 degrees and horizontal visibility is increased from 29.4 degrees to 35.0 degrees.

In addition, front-side vision is enhanced by optimising the shape of the outside mirrors and lowering their height by 34mm.

Rear headroom is increased by 15mm compared with the previous generation and front and rear shoulder room are increased by 11mm and 9mm respectively.

New Veloster’s cargo bay holds 303 litres.


Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP). Price excludes delivery and on road costs.

2020 Veloster Lifetime Service Plan Pricing

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