Our fears of the Veloster being discontinued were quickly assuaged by the introduction of the all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster. Now one year removed from its total redesign and reintroduction, the 2020 model is better than ever. While engineers didn’t have to change much, considering the redesign, they did increase the value of the vehicle by adding standard features and even enhancing the exterior design cues slightly.
The Hyundai Veloster was first introduced as a concept car all the way back in 2007, but it didn’t join the lineup until 2011. That first iteration (or second, counting the concept) was available through the 2017 model year, when the Veloster was seemingly discontinued as no model was released for 2018. That’s when the all-new, second-generation model that we’ve got today was introduced and went on sale for 2019.
For the 2020 model year, as we mentioned, the Veloster has added some standard features and even changed some of the new exterior design cues to make it look and feel even better. First things first, the manual transmission has been removed from the Turbo Ultimate trim level, though it is still the standard option in the Turbo R-Spec grade. Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Warning is now standard on the Turbo R-Spec trim level as well.
As for Turbo and Turbo Ultimate trims, wireless device charging has been standardized in both trims. Regardless of trim level, every Veloster model now features tie-down hooks in the cargo area and the formerly flat black accents found on the front grille, both fascias and the side skirts have been enhanced to gloss black. All of these new features enhance the value of the 2020 Hyundai Veloster, but they don’t change any of the phenomenal specifications the sports coupe offers.
Powered by either a 2.0L engine that generates 147 horsepower or a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder capable of pushing that up to 201 horsepower, you know you’ll enjoy every trek on the road behind the wheel of your 2020 Hyundai Veloster.