Report: Hyundai considering 5-door Veloster, Elantra Touring for U.S. market

According to not so solid comments from company spokespersons, Hyundai could be bringing two five-door models to the United States very soon.

The first model being considered is a 5-door Hyundai Veloster. The current Veloster has a single door on the driver’s side and two shorter, front-hinged doors on the passenger side. Hyundai has been planning to do a five-door version of the Veloster for right-hand-drive markets like the United Kingdom and could also offer the model to the United States.

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The second model being considered is the Hyundai Elantra Touring, which is basically the i30 hatchback that made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes from a 1.6 liter GDI Gamma direct-injection gasoline engine making 138-hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 28/40/32 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the six speed manual and 29/38/32 mpg with the DCT. Prices start at $17,300.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CARandDRIVER