The Hyundai Veloster’s Taillights Look Like a Shooting Star

Here’s something I never knew before: the Hyundai Veloster’s brake lights look like shooting stars. This certainly isn’t all Veloster models, and I’m sure it only applies to certain years, and I have no idea which models and which years I’m talking about. But I can tell you this: I was behind a Veloster the other day, and oh, boy, was I delighted.

You can see what I’m talking about in the image above. The Veloster I was following, which is a first-generation Veloster Turbo, has these little tail lights on either side of the rear hatch, and when the driver puts on the brakes, the lights turn on like shooting stars, rainbows or whatever celestial object you prefer to think of them as. Personally, I don’t care what you call them, but I think they’re kind of cool.

This isn’t Hyundai’s first rodeo with hidden cool taillight designs. The original Sonata Hybrid also had a very cool taillight, which seemed to resemble an atom when you looked inside it from the perfect angle. To me, that’s a little more exciting than the Veloster shooting star lights in the wide world of taillight coolness — but both are a lot more interesting than normal, dull taillights that most cars have.

And, on that note, kudos to Hyundai for adding a little spice here. Most people will probably never notice the Veloster’s odd taillights, but, of course, I have — and they’re lovely. I hope to end up behind one in traffic again soon.

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