Hyundai is planning an entry-level Veloster Turbo targeted at a list price of less than £20,000, it has been confirmed.
A version called the Turbo SE (Special Equipment) recently went on sale for £21,995, fitted as standard with a huge kit list that includes leather seats, climate control, sat-nav and 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
However, a Hyundai UK insider has revealed that a new version of the ‘1+2-door’ car is on the way, with some of the Turbo SE’s kit removed and a list price at least £2,000 lower.
Among the equipment being lined up for exclusion on the new car are the satellite navigation and leather seats. The aim is reported to be to maintain as much of the functional equipment as possible, losing only superfluous luxury items.
The key visual features like the body kit, longer spoiler and 18-inch alloys are set to stay, unless the alloy wheels need to be downsized to visually differentiate the two versions. A final decision has not yet been taken.
A turbocharged engine has brought new verve and dynamism to the unusual Korean design, and it is hoped that following the flagship Turbo SE, a cheaper model will help to expand the model’s appeal and affordability.
Further details are expected by March next year.