Hyundai Veloster 2012 sports coupe spied in Dubai

Hyundai Veloster 2012 sports coupe spied in Dubai

Hyundai showed off a concept hatchback “coupe” called the Veloster back in 2007. The compact coupe was a design study on how the direct replacement for the Hyundai Coupe would look like, considering the Genesis Coupe had moved too upmarket. The Veloster has already been spotted testing in Europe and elsewhere, but the Veloster prototype is also undergoing hot-weather testing in Dubai, even if it is winter here, as seen in these exclusive photos by reader Henry G.L.

Henry’s photos show a Dubai-registered Veloster in heavy camouflage, caught in Abu Dhabi complete with a Salik tag on the windshield and a Masafi tissue box on the dash. Obviously the final design has changed a lot from the concept, namely the addition of side-rear windows and a Hyundai corporate grille, although the gist of the concept’s profile is still there.

The concept was powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes, and front-wheel-drive, although a smaller engine is planned for production. So far, it doesn’t look to be having any aggressive sporting intentions, but that may change in the future. At least we now know it will come to the UAE.

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What do you think?



  1. is that really a ‘drivearabia’ van!?!?!?

  2. Good looking car. Hope its reliable and as good as the competitors.

  3. we lost her? zany name for the zany looks and on top of that they lifted the front end from a citreon of all cars

  4. Author

    Yep, assassin saw it first. As for the van….

  5. Here are some technical specs on the Velostar as reported by Hyundai:
    -Dual clutch tranny
    -1.6 liter direct injection engine
    -40 mpg

  6. MASH,

    Salam, New Safrane is there advertisement on you site ? but news, specs or price when we except these update ?

  7. Ive been waiting for the hyundai coupe replacement for years since i saw the concept pics.. I heard its smaller than the current coupe, more of a CRX like car.. should prove to be an interesting car..

  8. Hell.. I’d buy it.. 2.0 manual.. preorder!!
    Lets see the test drives and reviews 1st.. I hope its decent to be sporting enough like a mini cooper or such..

  9. Any news about its arrival here?

  10. hi.i want to know about the cost of this car in iran…thank u so much

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