Hyundai Veloster C3 Concept Unveiled In L.A.
Hyundai is still in SEMA mode, apparently, judging by this concept version of the Veloster they unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Basically, the C3 it’s a convertible version of the Hyundai Veloster, with a soft top that slides backwards and forwards.
Hyundai says that in the C3 they have combined the style of a coupe and the freedom of an open-top car. But it’s not a real coupe, and that roof arrangement hardly makes it an open-top car.It is kinda like the Citroen DS3 Cabrio.
It does have a clever design though. The C3′s dual-function power-retractable roof combined with the tailgate gives it greater functionality. With the roof open it is a car with the roof open, but when it’s closed, open the tailgate, fold the rear seats, and you have a large space where you can fit your bike or you kayak or whatever. Hyundai says it’s recreation mode, but it looks more like a pickup mode to us.
Reflecting on the C3′s dual personality, The car has green rear wheels and black front wheels, while the body is finished in a special white. Other details over the standard Veloster include blacked-out grille and accenting as well as a diffuser and eight individual headlight LED on the outside, and two-tone leather upholstery on the inside. The floor is covered with a mosaic made out of more than 20 old skate boards.
The engine powering the Veloster C3 is a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder developing 201 hp.