The turbocharged Veloster has pretty much been a given since the base car debuted a year ago. At best, Hyundai could do was shoot par. And they have. 201 hp, 195lb-ft, 2800lbs, and yes, it’s still a twist beam rear end.
Hyundai went out of their way to mark the GTI as a competitor, citing Volkswagen’s published power and weight figures and declaring the Veloster its better in power-weight. While reality may not agree, there’s something to said for Hyundai’s bluster. What that is, I leave entirely up to you. And why matte paint? Because race production car.
The 2012 North American International Auto Show media days are a wrap and we’ve got our complete photo gallery from the show to share with the world. We’ve included both the world debuts and North American debuts from the show in the galleries after the jump. Byron will have his thoughts on this year’s show soon, but for now we hope you enjoy the gallery!
The Chrysler 700C made its way to the NAIAS show floor with no fanfare at all. We don’t know anything about this concept other than it shows that Chrysler is testing the design waters for the future of the Caravan and Town and Country. There are no radiator vents in the front which indicates that the 700C was designed to be an electrified vehicle. Other than that, there wasn’t much information available. It is a pretty radical styling departure from the current lineup of minivans but we’re not sure yet if that’s a good thing.
Audi showed off their latest iteration of the Q3 compact SUV with the Vail Concept. The Vail Concept hints at what the Q3 could be for the North American market. While they didn’t come out and say that the Q3 will be sold in North America, this is proof that they are strongly considering the idea.