SEOUL (dp) – Hyundai Veloster is being assessed for entry into Indonesia. Latest three-door coupe that has been traded in several countries in Asia, Europe, and North America will add to the portfolio of PT Hyundai Mobil Indonesia (HMI) as the planning.
As stated by Sales and Marketing Director HMI Erwin Djajadiputra to Dapurpacu.com in Seoul, South Korea. According to Erwin, Veloster is an interesting model that has a chance to be favored by Indonesian consumers.
“I think the cars with a unique form now being loved in Indonesia, especially big cities like Jakarta,” said Erwin. “A car with a hatchback like the Veloster is also advantageous in tax matters.”
Erwin himself had asked the Dapurpacu.com about market opportunities when Veloster trade into the Indonesia. Although there is no competitor that has a model like Veloster, Erwin agreed that the price will determine the success of a car which have been designed in Europe.
Erwin did not dispute that the success of Nissan Juke became one rationale Veloster the HMI market. “Who thought a car with unique designs such as the Juke it can be absorbed with a good market. Indonesian consumers apparently already saturated with ordinary models, “he continued.
Veloster is a four-passenger coupe that was designed with a strong approach to sport. Model that has been awarded “The Urban Car of the Year” from Decisive Magazine has only one door to the rear passengers.
For Left Hand Drive model, the position of the passenger door on the left. Of course, it will be right side when the cars have Right Hand Drive. “Hyundai has made the position of the rear door on the left side for Right Hand Drive market. We’ll take that one (Right Hand Drive Veloster)”. Some standard features are installed in Veloster fairly sophisticated. Such as, Hyundai Blue Link telematics systems, and 7-inch touch screen on the dashboard.
Dapurpacu.com have tried driving a Hyundai Veloster in test circuit in Namyang, South Korea. 1.6-liter Engine Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) have good performance in our opinion. With 6-speed transmission, Dapurpacu.com able to reached up to 100 mph (180 km/h) at 400 meters straight trajectory.