Expectations are a funny thing.
Come from a certain line, have a certain history, be something for a certain amount of time and people begin to have expectations that are more or less set in stone. This is particularly true for cars of the Hyundai family. Hyundai cars have been around for decades, but no one would ever put them in the same league as Toyotas, Hondas or any others in that echelon of Asian car manufacturer.
The funny thing about expectations is that they are always prime targets for being demolished.
Take the Hyundai Veloster, for instance. Hyundai has had a few sporty cars before. The Genesis has made a splash, but not much of one. Take to the roads, however, and it's hard not to notice that they've begun to take over the road. You won't see them with the frequency of a Honda Civic, but there's no denying that the Hyundai Veloster has gained its own unique velocity when it comes to the devoted drivers who have joined its ranks.
There's a certain sportiness about the Hyundai Veloster that is impossible to deny. It combines the stylishness of a coupe with the utility of a hatchback thanks to its unique design. The Hyundai Veloster is powered by Hyundai's Gamma 1.6L four-cylinder engine and the Turbo variant is outfitted with a turbo-charged variant of the same engine. Torque is communicated to the street through the standard six-speed manual gearbox.
So the next time you're on the road, and you see a Hyundai Veloster zip past you on the road just remember this one thing: Expectations are made to be shattered. The car that just flew past you is tangible proof of that.