Veloster sporty coupe concept targets Y-Gen
i-30 Crossover Wagon expands C-segment offering
(Johannesburg, South Africa) At the IAA 2007 which opens at
on Sept 13, Hyundai Motor Co. will unveil three new vehicles led by the i-Blue Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle.
Joining the i-Blue will be the Veloster, a sporty coupe which caters to the unique requirements of the Y-generation and the i-30 Crossover Wagon (CW), styled at the company’s European Design Center in Russelsheim.
Styled at Hyundai’s Design and Technical Center at Namyang, the Veloster (codenamed HND-3) coupe is the third in a series of daring concept cars to be developed by the central styling studio in Korea. The Veloster name, a compound of velocity and roadster, evokes the sporty characteristics of a classic two-plus-two. A panoramic glass roof and other futuristic styling cues help project a high-tech image.
Designed to cater to the tastes of the Y-generation, Veloster combines simple, iconic design with good value and robust construction.
“With Veloster, we wanted to try something really different. We’re keenly aware that we need radically new products for the Y-generation, the first-time twenties something buyer,” said Oh Suk-Geun, Hyundai’s vice president of design. “This is really a bold new direction,” he added.
i30 Crossover Wagon
Following the introduction earlier this year of the i-30 5-door hatchback at the Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai is proud to introduce an extension to the i-30 family, the i-30 CW. This vehicle marks Hyundai’s long-awaited return to this popular and hotly contested segment in Europe. Like its 5-door hatchback sibling, the i-30 CW was styled at the European Design Center in Russelsheim ensuring that is perfectly in tune with continental tastes.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group which was ranked as the world’s sixth largest automaker in 2005 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 68,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor posted US$58.1 billion in sales in 2005 (on a consolidated basis). Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 5000 dealerships and showrooms.