April 25, 2019
Firstly, I own a 2016 Veloster Turbo 6 speed manual, with heated leather seats home link, Sirius XM Radio. This car is an absolute blast to drive, and with 201 horsepower on tap, it is less and a Volkswagen GTI on outgoing Ford Focus ST dot-dot-dot but thousands less.
The 2019 Veloster Turbo R Spec is just as much fun to drive,and has been tweaked for performance.
Unfortunately,and I DEFINITELY mean UNFORTUNATELY,Hyundai did NOT put much effort into the interior AT ALL.
I read EVERY review I could absorb,and ALL the praise included the interior.
This is how you know two things.1)A young person,NOT aware of the previous model wrote the review...or...2)A person didn't spend more than ten minutes looking at the interior.
It IS 85%OF THE REASON you choose a car,any car.The new Veloster R Spec doesn't even have leather.You can't get an auto with paddle shifters ( both of which are a laughable mistake ) and the interior is ALL HARD CHEAP PLASTIC.
I dont know about you,but I want BETTER for MORE MONEY.
The seats are too too wide and NOWHERE NEAR as form fitting or bolsterous as my 2016's leather.
The attention NOT PAID TO DETAIL is confusing.I already have the same engine.I f I can't get better upgrades or the soft touch surfaces and creative design,why would I bother?
The uplevel trim Turbo Ultimate has ridiculously impossible to keep clean,OFF WHITE LEATHER.AND...its the price of the ALL NEW N MODEL.
The N will suffer greatly when the hordes of buyers looking for UNIQUELY DIFFERENT and FAST...see Hyundai's dumb grade school mistake of cheap plastics everywhere,NO LEATHER,NO AUTO WITH PADDLE SHIFTERS.
That makes the " N " drop in price within a year to where it SHOULD BE,at about $24 or 25,000 TOPS.