Feeds
85%
Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster coupé

Welcome to the world of 2+1 motoring

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Well connected

I have to say I was impressed by how easy the system was to set up and use, and by the reliability of the voice commands. It did a very good job of interpreting the contents of both USB sticks and my iPod.

Hyundai Veloster

According to Hyundai, you can also feed video content from your smartphone onto the screen though I’m not sure driving along while trying to watch a movie is such a clever idea. More to the point, I couldn’t work out how to do it, despite the presence of various cables in the glove box.

You can apparently perform the same trick with gaming consoles but that strikes me as potentially suicidal, even if it’s the passenger playing the game.

Hyundai Veloster

As is becoming common across the Kia-Hyundai range, the Veloster has two 12V power outlets in the centre console. For such a small, cheap and peripheral feature, it really is remarkably handy.

All the interior fabrics and plastics have a quality feel to them which, if not quite at the level of the very best European manufacturers, are close enough to make quibbling pointless. The same goes for the switchgear, all of which is nicely damped. The various flying aluminium grab-handles are a pointless but visually impressive touch.

Hyundai Veloster

While the rear is a little cramped, the front is a paragon of spaciousness, with a near perfect driving position and environment. So while you may not be actually driving a fast car you are sitting in cabin that makes you feel like you are. And that, surely, is very much the point of the Veloster.

Verdict

The Veloster looks better than it goes, but it looks rather funky. It’s no sports car but it is cheaper than the competition: the entry level Scirocco will set you back £2500 more and has less in the way of kit. It has a well made and rather stylish interior, and that extra rear door is something you will come to appreciate very quickly if you regularly travel more than two up. ®

More Car Reviews

Renault
Twizy
Renault Mégane
265 Trophy 2.0
Kia Rio Nissan Leaf 2011's Best...
cars

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

85%
Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster coupé

Stylish inside and out, and with a clever third door the Veloster is a looker rather than a racer.
Price: From £17,995. As tested £19,690 RRP

More from The Register

next story
SECRET U.S. 'SPACE WARPLANE' set to return from SPY MISSION
Robot minishuttle X-37B returns after almost 2 years in orbit
LOHAN crash lands on CNN
Overflies Die Welt en route to lively US news vid
America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft
674 days in space for US Air Force's mystery orbital vehicle
'Utter killjoy Reg hacks have NEVER BEEN LAID', writes a fan
'Shuddit, smarty pants!' Some readers reacted badly to our last Doctor Who review ...
Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box
Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export
Hardened Hydrazine the source of Galileo satnav FAIL
Russian aerospace firm's kit fails on 46th mission
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.