Hyundai has unveiled a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive Hyundai Veloster at this year’s Busan Motor Show in South Korea.
Developed by Hyundai’s High Performance Team – which also carried out early development work on the Hyundai i20 World Rally Car – the two-seat concept features a mid-engine layout.
The Veloster Midship, is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged Theta GDI engine which produces 296bhp. As the name suggests, the engine is located behind the driver’s seat to offer better weight distribution and handling balance.
The Veloster Midship measures 4220mm long, 1865mm wide and 1340mm in height, making it slightly wider and lower than conventional versions of the hatch.
Hyundai described the car as having a “high-rigidity body structure” and it also boasts lighter aluminium wishbone suspension, high-performance shock absorbers, uprated brakes and an active variable exhaust.
Unfortunately, the Hyundai stated that this concept car was made “to explore possibilities for the Veloster chassis and is currently not related to any future production model”.