The Veloster Midship is powered by a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 300 horsepower. The engine is located behind the occupants and within the wheelbase, and spins the rear wheels only.
Other upgrades include reinforcements to the Veloster chassis, the addition of lightweight aluminum suspension components, and a motorsport-inspired aero kit. That kit is fully functional by the way. In fact, the concept was developed primarily by Hyundai’s WRC team based in Germany and is said to offer ideal weight distribution and handling balance through corners.
Sadly, there are no plans to put the Veloster Midship into production. Hyundai says it was developed only as a means to explore possibilities for the Veloster chassis. The good news is that Hyundai is working on an updated version of its Veloster and it’s likely we’ll see some of its elements borrowed from the Veloster Midship concept.
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Hyundai is launching the new AG to help claw back sales from established luxury makes such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz—reduced tariffs and free trade agreements have seen sales of imports grow by 27 percent this year. The AG’s expecting pricing in Korea will see it compete with the likes of the A4, 3-Series and C-Class.
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