Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

In line with current models from Hyundai, the interior of the Korean car is well laid out and you aren’t stretching for controls. Fit and finish is good and although the soft-touch plastics on the dash are welcome, the indicator stalks feel a little cheap. The Veloster doesn’t feel quite as premium as a German product in terms of fit and finish or materials used, but then it isn’t as expensive either.

The Veloster then has more in common with an average family saloon and as a mode of transport for daily commutes it does the job perfectly well. It may not be exciting to drive but it is comfortable on long journeys. The seats have a decent amount of bolstering for your back and have fore and aft movement so that you can get the perfect driving position.

You do seem to have a higher seating position in the Veloster than you have in other coupes but that’s no bad thing. Up front there is plenty of room but jump in the rear and things are a lot more cramped. If you are six-foot plus then the rear seats are not for you: legroom is minimal and the coupe shape means headroom is compromised. Rear visibility is limited thanks to the spoiler that runs across the middle of the rear screen but Hyundai has added rear parking sensors as standard to make parking in cramped spaces easier.