I am an American car guy… in fact on the rare occasion that I have bought outside of the American car manufacturers, it has been for only Audi and BMW. So when Ken Garff Hyundai asked me to take the new Hyundai Veloster out for a spin and share my thoughts, I was skeptical to say the least. After doing a little research online though I was really intrigued.
First off, this car just looks different and cool! A neighbor actually texted me the first night it was in my driveway and asked if a spaceship had landed. It’s got very unique lines and some serious styling. But it doesn’t just stop on the outside. Inside it continues with a high tech dash configuration that actually makes it hard to focus on the road and not at all the cool gizmos!
How does it drive? Well, I mentioned Audi and BMW earlier… I was shocked at how this car handled. It has an amazing sports suspension that rivaled my old A4 and 535i. This thing turns on a dime and drives like it’s on rails. It has a unique sound with it’s dual center mounted exhaust and the engine loves to scream at high rpms. The dual clutch transmission and paddle shifters on the steering wheel make it a blast to drive. Because it’s a small car, the 138 horsepower is plenty, but I can’t wait to see some of the modifications that will be coming out for this new car to make it even more peppy!
Technology… This car is loaded with it! The center console 7 inch multi-media touchscreen with BlueLink technology will blow your mind! I didn’t even have time to see all of the cool features this car had when it came to technology. Hyundai has truly raised the bar when it comes to putting technology at the hands of the driver!
I want to thank Steve Robinson at Ken Garff Hyundai for letting me experience the cool new Veloster first hand! I really fell in love with this car and it was fun to have people come up and ask me about this unique, new and different entry from Hyundai. If you get a chance swing by and see Steve or Ryan Robinson at Ken Garff Hyundai – 717 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 and take this car for a spin and see for yourself!