2012 Hyundai Veloster Tipped to Break Through the 40 MPG Barrier

2012 Hyundai Veloster 2012 Hyundai Veloster Tipped to Break Through the 40 MPG Barrier
Hyundai’s new sports coupe, the 2012 Veloster, which might also eventually be named the Tiburon, is all set to break through the 40 miles-per-gallon barrier and that too, with just a conventional four-cylinder engine. There will be no expensive hybrid powertrains to jack up costs.

Hyundai Motor America President, John Krafcik, talked about this during a media breakfast in Los Angeles. This amazing degree of fuel efficiency will set this new coupe ahead of the 2011 Honda CR-Z which currently offer the best mpg figures in the market. The CR-Z offers 36/39 city/highway fuel economy with the CVT and 31/37 with a manual gearbox; and these figure are despite having a hybrid powertrain. The new Hyundai on the other hand does without the fancy powertrain thus cutting down on weight as well as costs and reducing the overall pricing of the car. Fuel economy of this level is certainly going to push Hyundai ahead of competitors Ford and Toyota.

According to Krafcik, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is all set to woo the younger generation of auto enthusiasts with increased fuel efficiency and additional technology. All Velosters will come equipped as a standard with a large screen on the dashboard as a means to manage connectivity features and other traditional car functions.

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