Why CHANGE What Works
March 17, 2019
First of all,I own a 2016 Veloster Turbo 6spd manual.It's a blast to drive,has 201 horsepower,heated leather seats,
Homelink,satellite radio,and is unique looking.It was thousands less than the
The redesign is a nightmare of bad ideas that should have never been executed into production.
Aside from the outgoing Veloster's odd indention under the headlight that ISN'T effective air streamlining,the rest of the body is pretty sharp.
The 2019 has two blunt opposing body lines/curves that look ridiculous and are not a sinuous,fluid design.
The interior quality of materials are very cheap on the doors and seats,
which were widened for 300 lb. old guys...not it's demographic target.
The open design ( sortof satin handles )
flanking the console and shifter were removed for a flat,cheap,flimsy wall.The doors are plain and boring.
The radio now stands up like an annoying comedian.I don't know about you,but I really DON'T WANT something distracting my outward view.
The VERY odd compilation of unnecessary angles at the rear do not flow smoothly.
Now,does it drive as well.Well,yes.But the only two versions you should want, the R Spec and new N version ONLY come in manual transmissions,which is ludicrous for the N version.
This means,NO AUTOMATIC Wikipedia shifters.Huge.Huge.Huge engineering oversight.PLUS...I can get a Camaro with that,plus 275 horsepower for thousands less right now with rebates,and a slew of standard safety features.As a matter of fact,you can grab a 335 horsepower Camaro with paddle shifters for 3 to 4 grand less with current rebates.
Engineers NEED desperately to think of clean,fluid,sleek design elements and less weird 23 year old grad student ideas.Look at the 19' Mazda3.Now look at the OVERLYDESIGNED Veloster.
I rest my point.