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Veloster Details Unleashed!

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On: Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 2:26PM | By: Chris Salamone

Veloster Details Unleashed!

Today’s world is fast-paced. Each day we are overwhelmed with new data and exciting stories, a virtual media blitz. The all new 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a car which not only helps drivers to navigate and command the media realm, but seems to have functional design elements as well. If you’re in the market for a compact coupe and can wait until summer 2011, the Veloster is a great option to consider. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Veloster is the standard 7-inch touchscreen which serves as the command center for navigation, staying in touch with comrades, uploading photos, using Pandora, and, most importantly, watching movies or playing video games on your the Xbox 360. Fear not, parents, drivers can watch and game only whilst in the park position.

Another much anticipated and interesting feature found in the Veloster is Blue Link, a novel technology which increases connectivity to the outside world without sacrificing safety. For example, location sharing and hands-free texting are some of Blue Link’s amenities. You can also lock your car remotely or start the engine from afar. If you’re like me, and regularly lose your vehicle to the abyss which is every mall parking garage, Blue Link can flicker the Veloster’s lights and honk the horn. The SOS Emergency Assistance feature can detect collisions, locate the vehicle’s GPS position, and send for help. In sum, this is the perfect car for Tom Hanks—a man whose characters regularly and notoriously get stuck in unintentional isolation.

Everyone who looks at the new Veloster will notice one thing immediately. The car has a 3rd door! No more crawling over a cramped front seat to ingress and egress, now extra riders can exit with the grace of a ballerina via the passenger-side 3rd door.

The vehicle is powered by a 1.6L GDI 4-cylinder engine with D-CVVT. There is also an available dual-clutch transmission and the suspension is supposedly sport-tuned. Hyundai expects the car to obtain up to 40 MPG highway. Final pricing is unclear, but expect the starting price to hover near $17,000 to $18,000.

Lately, a lot of new cars are integrating media technologies into the dashboard. The Hyundai Veloster is no exception. This is a car for the modern driver, a person looking for good driving dynamics, functionality, and, most importantly, access to the precious lifeblood which connects people across the world and was previously inaccessible to the isolated motorist: media.

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