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2019 Hyundai Veloster First Drive Video: Big Deal for Small-Car Lovers

Do you like small, sporty, fun-to-drive compact coupes? Well, if you do, just know that right this very second, there are probably fewer of you than there were about 10 minutes ago. The segment is shrinking and everyone seems to be flocking to compact SUVs.

But Hyundai says, "Not so fast! There are still a number people who like to drive, and like to drive small cars." For them, there's the 2019 Hyundai Veloster. It's all new, redesigned inside and out. And if you like a good value and you like cars that are fund to drive, you do need to check this out.

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The changes from the 2018 model to the 2019 are subtle in terms of styling. It looks very similar to the outgoing one, but it's a little bit different: You have a wider grille up front and different headlights, standard LED running lights and optional LED headlights. You also have something in the front Hyundai calls "air curtains." What are air curtains? We don't know, but we think it's a word Hyundai made up to now describe the fact that it's got vertical slats in the front bumper.

Down the side, you have much more prominent fenders than you had before. It gives the Veloster a longer look, this despite the fact that it really isn't any longer than the old car — the wheelbase is exactly the same.

For the rest of my review of the new Veloster, inside and out, plus driving impressions and more, watch the video above.

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