Hyundai Velostar
John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America, introduces the Hyundai Velostar at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. (AP PHOTO)

DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai's latest offering is a sporty coupe that offers more convenient rear-seat access.

The South Korean automaker last month unveiled the 2012 Veloster at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Hyundai says the car will get about 40 miles per gallon and start around $17,000 when it goes on sale this summer.

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Hyundai says Veloster fits into its goal of producing a fleet that gets an average of 35 mpg by or before 2016 and 50 mpg by 2025.

The Veloster has one door on the driver's side and two on the passenger side. Based on a 2007 concept vehicle, it combines coupe and hatchback attributes.

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