Monday, November 7th, 2011
Panel Selects Veloster as a stand-out performer. With Veloster, high style and reasonable pricing absolutely can go together.

The all-new 2012 Hyundai Veloster three-door coupe, which will be released in Australia in the New Year, has earned the “Urban Car of the Year” title from Decisive magazine, a U.S. based publication. “The Urban Vehicles of the Year” awards are selected by a panel of independent automotive journalists who spend several months evaluating the most stylish, practical and attainable vehicles annually. After driving dozens of cars and trucks in a variety of North American urban settings, the panel selected Veloster as a stand-out performer in the 2012 class.

Hyundai’s all-new 2012 Veloster delivers innovation to the compact coupe segment with standard features such as a unique 2+1 door configuration for easy rear-seat access, a new 1.6-litre petrol direct injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine and six-speed transmission. In the U.S., GDI technology helps deliver highway fuel economy of 5.9 litres/100km for the 6-speed manual transmission, lower emissions and higher reliability.

“The Hyundai Veloster is a combination of a hip and edgy image, along with exceptional value to price and outstanding fuel economy that is perfectly suited for urban drivers,” said Lyndon Conrad Bell, Decisive magazine’s editor-in-chief. “Hyundai’s choice to make its halo car an entry-level model excites us even more. With Veloster, Hyundai definitely proves that high style and reasonable pricing absolutely can go together.”

The 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, hosted by the Emerging Diversity Education Fund (EDEF) and Decisive Media, has been named the Official Multicultural Event of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) by the 2012 NAIAS Executive Committee.

Decisive magazine’s “Urban Vehicles of the Year” are featured in the magazine's winter issue, which will be available online at and on mobile applications.


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