THE 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a mix of sportiness and practicality. But yet, somehow, it manages to be its own thing.
On the outside, the Veloster is able to pull off the unusual paradox of being non-descript and eye-catching. At first, its sloping roofline says coupe; however, the rapid transition to the trunk screams hatchback, which it is. Then comes the next step that would have everyone doing a double take.
Hatchbacks are traditionally classified as either three door (passenger, driver side and trunk) or 5 door — passenger, driver side, two matching rears, and trunk. Yet, the Hyundai bucks the standard vehicular symmetrical design trend for what is ultimately the Veloster’s ‘killer app’. It’s a four-door hatchback.