Hyundai has released a teaser video of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster showing the coupe racing in the night. The car in motion is wearing colourful camouflage, as per the set of official teaser images that surfaced last month. There might not be that much to see, but put on your headphones, because we can hear the Veloster’s engine/exhaust note, and it sounds pretty good!

Earlier this week, we saw spyshots of the new Veloster completely uncovered, taken at the car’s ad shoot in the US. The coupe’s unique asymmetrical door configuration – two doors on one side and one on the other – has been carried over. There’s a big hexagonal grille up front and the headlamps are both smaller and sharper than before. The LED daytime running lights cradle the main beams. Air curtains can be found at the edges of the bumper.

The car pictured had a two-tone paint scheme, with black covering the roof and A pillars. Black also plays contrast on the lower end – on the front lips, side skirts and rear bumper. This Veloster appears to have sportier proportions (we’re expecting it to be longer and wider) and sharper edges than the original; the latter means it looks more like the Honda CR-Z.

The rear end is a big improvement, with longer lamp clusters replacing the old blob. The letterbox rear screen is also now longer, which emphasises the width of the car better. Like in the Elantra AD, there are triple elements in the rear lights, but we can’t make up the shape yet. This is likely to be the Turbo model, with two round central pipes.

Expect Gamma T-GDi turbocharged engines with Hyundai’s own dual-clutch automatic gearbox and a six-speed manual. Hyundai seems to be keeping faith with the stick shift, launching its first hot hatch and N model (the i30 N) with the sole choice of a DIY gearbox – and that’s good news for enthusiasts. Will there be a Veloster N with the i30 N’s 275 PS/353 Nm engine in the future?

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is set to make its motor show debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and that’s happening in the second week of January. This teaser video, for Hyundai’s domestic market of South Korea, mentions early appearances of the car in Gangnam and Kondae’s Common Ground in Seoul – so perhaps we’ll see more of it before the wraps come off in the US. Like what you see?