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Spy Shots: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

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Spy Shots: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

By Nelson Ireson

Editor

September 3rd, 2010

Last December, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik confirmed that a new Veloster Concept-based coupe would be joining the lineup in 2011 as a 2012 model and serve as the replacement for the previous Tiburon. Today, we have new spy shots of a prototype undergoing further testing ahead of its reveal pegged for later this year, or possibly early next.

Krafcik explained that the latest model "will have a lower price point, kind of eco sport positioning, where it is not going to be all about performance." Repositioning the car will ensure that Hyundai won’t be cannibalizing its own sales by having two similar cars, the Tiburon replacement and the Genesis Coupe, in similar segments.

As for the styling of the new model, Krafcik revealed designers will be looking to the Veloster concept shown at 2007's Seoul Auto Show for inspiration and that 70-80 percent of the concept car's lines may transfer to the production version. The design briefing will focus around making the replacement Tiburon "very stylish", as well as "very fuel efficient," he explained.

link:

http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1042814_spy-shots-2012-hyundai-veloster

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