With the theme Ang Gusto Mo, Gusto ng Puso, Hyundai wants to tell Filipinos that we are all ears, and we’re listening to what you want, and it starts with this, the all-new Hyundai Veloster hot hatch.
Priced at P1,548,000, the Hyundai Veloster is one of the easiest ways to owning a (somehow) fast car in the country. Being the Turbo model, the Veloster is powered by a 1.6 liter turbocharged, direct injected petrol engine, producing 204 hp and 265 Nm of torque. Power goes to the front wheels through a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission.
Making sure to the people that you are not just driving a normal hatchback, the Veloster Turbo is aggressively designed, with a large, bold hexagonal grille up front, big twin exhaust pipes at the back, and aggressively designed front and rear bumpers, coupled with large 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside is space for 4 people (5 if you’re a murderer) because the rear center seat is almost useless. At least the interior is practical and spacious enough for normal-size people to actually fit in the back seats, alongside some space for luggage and their stuff for the weekend getaway. Standard in this sole Turbo variant are features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, smart key with push button start, HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, and a powered driver’s seat, because Hyundai thinks the passengers are inferior compared to the driver, and don’t deserve electrical adjustments for the seats (of course, I’m kidding). If ever you become like that douche who crashed a Hyundai Genesis at the AutoFocus test drive event last 2015, Hyundai’s got you covered with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program, and hill start assist.