Do you crave a Hyundai Veloster Sport 1.6 GDi more than Olympians want medals?
If so, check-out its manufacturer's personal contract purchase plan. Terms include a
£6,595.25 deposit, of which Hyundai pays £1,500. This is followed by thirty-six monthly
payments of £239. Throughout this period, motorists have a gold medal mileage allowance
of 10,000 per-annum. At the end of the contract there are three options. One, pay the
£7,182.50 purchase fee to own the vehicle outright. This – with the other charges – totals
£22,381.75. Option two is to return the Veloster like a fake bronze medal. There should be
nothing further to pay, subject to any mileage excess charges and condition. Or three, part
exchange for a new car.
Tough choice, but who could bare part with this three-door beauty?
And yes, I mean “three” door. Why? Because the Hyundai Veloster has one entrance on
the right and two on the left. So, is it really a two-door with a bonus appendage or a four-
door lacking a hole? Tough to know. Either way, the Veloster Sport 1.6 GDi sends 138bhp
through six-speed manual transmission to its front wheels. It, therefore, hits 62mph in 9.7
seconds. That is not particularly fast, but the Veloster has never claimed to be hard-core. It
is – in my view – for motorists who want the style and status of a sporty looking coupé but
without the aggressive handling, firm ride, and sharp power delivery. It succeeds on these
terms. Further strengths include the five year warranty, spacious boot, and sensible running
costs. It averages 43.4mpg, after all, leaving “failing” athletes enough cash to “buy” medals.
By Stephen Turvil
Mon, 06 Aug 2012