Rear mid-engine Hyundai Veloster Midship concept breaks cover with 300 PS

Hyundai Veloster Midship concept
Hyundai Veloster Midship concept

No plans for production

Hyundai has taken the wraps off the Veloster Midship concept this week in South Korea at the Busan Motor Show.

In charge of development was the same team that worked on the i20 WRC and now they have created a two-seater Veloster featuring a rear mid-engine layout. The power unit has been installed right after the rear seats within the wheelbase to provide a better weight distribution which should improve handling and make the car more agile around the corners.

The engine in question is a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter Theta GDI gasoline unit developing 300 PS (220 kW). The Veloster Midship has also gained a lighter aluminum suspension as well as a strengthened chassis to create what the South Korean marque describes as being a "mini supercar."

Sadly, for the moment there aren't any plans to put the concept into production.

Also at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea, Hyundai is currently showcasing the facelifted Grandeur and the all-new AG large luxury sedan. 

Source: Hyundai

Hyundai unveils high-performance 'Veloster Midship' concept at 2014 Busan International Motor Show

  • Veloster 'Midship' (RM) concept car revealed
  • Mid-engined, two-seater Veloster, generating 220kW/300PS from 2.0-litre turbo engine
  • All-new AG large front-wheel-drive sedan also unveiled

29th May, 2014 - Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, today unveiled the exciting 'Veloster Midship' (known internally as 'RM' or 'Rear Mid') show car at the 2014 Busan International Motor Show.

Developed by Hyundai Motor Company's High Performance Team - who also developed the i20 WRC in its initial form - overseen by Mr Im Sebin and Mr Hwang Injin, the two-seater RM concept is fully driveable and boasts the latest Hyundai performance technologies, including a turbocharged 2.0-litre Theta GDI engine generating 220kW, lightweight aluminium suspension, a high-rigidity chassis and a mid-engined (RM: rear midship) mini-supercar layout.

The engine is located behind the occupants and within the wheelbase, offering ideal weight distribution and handling balance through corners. The Midship is a concept only to explore possibilities for the Veloster chassis and is currently not related to any future production model.

Also receiving its global reveal at the show is the all-new 'AG' large sedan that underlines Hyundai's position as a manufacturer of premium, distinctively-styled vehicles. Displaying an elegant yet simple exterior, 'AG' continues the modern interpretation of Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, with a distinctive long nose, and a refined character-line that runs the length of the wheelbase.

This new front-wheel drive flagship sedan will offer quiet and sophisticated driving comfort, while adopting a series of advanced convenience features.

AG is expected to reinforce the premium image of the Hyundai brand when it hits Korean showrooms in the second half of this year. No decision has been made yet as to whether the AG will be sold in overseas markets.

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Why they don't try to fit the Sonata's 2.0 turbo engine in the Veloster?
May 29th, 2014 12:08pm
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JaapIndeBetouw JaapIndeBetouw
isn't that the same engine?
May 29th, 2014 12:20pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
I think he means fitting it in the front-engined road car.
May 29th, 2014 2:56pm
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Yes I mean the normal Veloster. The 1.6 turbo is not enough and lack power and torque. Sonata's turbo engine is what this car needs.
May 29th, 2014 9:44pm
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