2012 Hyundai Veloster voted one cool car by KBB
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is getting a lot of attention these days for its unique new styling and innovative technology. The three-door coupe from South Korea has gotten the attention of the automotive world and has been named one of the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster has certainly challenged the staus quo in the auto world as the Hyundai Motor Group continues to bring new cars to market faster than any other carmaker.
The press release issued today by Hyundai says there are two key factors that the editors of the new and used information resource use to determine which cars are picked for the award. In order to make the KBB list,the cars must be fun-to-drive and fun-to-own. But a very subjective “cool factor” is also one of the criteria that the 2012 Veloster had to meet.
“Packed with a unique brand of versatility, innovative technology and left-field styling, the Hyundai Veloster challenges the status quo to a duel,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. “The 3-door Veloster – one on the driver’s side, two on the other – is among the most distinctive cars available at any price.”
Another key criteria that KBB uses is that each vehicle on the list must be available for purchase for under $18,000. Kelley Blue Book uses their exclusive Fair Purchase Price as the measuring stick. KBB’s Fair Purchase Price is the price consumers typically pay for a car, based on actual new-vehicle transactions and updated weekly for changing market conditions.
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is selling fast
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster has certainly been popular with buyers, as we reported here two weeks ago. U.S. dealers can’t keep up with the demand for the base model Veloster. "Availability is tight, the car is in high demand," said Krafcik. "It's like Apple with iPhones. They aren't sold out, but they are hard to get. We're still in that wonderful phase. We are literally selling the cars as they come off the car carriers."
The Hyundai Veloster is a unique vehicle that has a fresh new design, and advanced technology features at an affordable price. And what makes the Veloster extremely attractive to consumers, is the three-door car gets excellent fuel-economy posting 40 mpg on the highway. The Veloster is one of Hyundai’s first models to achieve the 40 mpg rating.
The fast-selling Veloster delivers the functionality of a hatchback but style and sporty design of a coupe which is appealing to consumers. It also has new technology that buyers are looking for. The Veloster features Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system and Pandora internet radio with seven-inch touch-screen display.