I just don't get the attraction of 45 section tires - the smooth spaces between the cracks in the pavement aren't long enough to make it worthwhile.
With 138hp and 2650 pounds of weight, the Veloster should be decently quick with the 6 speed. 0 to 100km in under 8.5 seconds I'd guess. I understand Chris's annoyance at having to shift often in his all-urban test but once out of the city, we're supposed to be a sport driving crowd who actually enjoy shifting.
Sounds like amazing value and a really refined small package. Great mileage - approaching Echo-like numbers.
Just goes to show you what solid engineering, marketing guts and a way undervalued currency will do for you.