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autoviva2012-01-10 13:42:09

Hyundai Veloster gains speed with turbo version

Hyundai Veloster gains speed with turbo version

At last year’s launch of the Veloster at NAIAS, many were the voices that said the model needed a more powerful version. Well, for those voices Hyundai is making their wish come true with the unveiling of the 201hp Veloster Turbo.

This version is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine which develops an output of 201 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1750 – 4500 rpm. The engine can be combined with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

“The Turbo further broadens Veloster’s hero role in the Hyundai line-up to attract our next generation of buyers,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product and corporate planning, Hyundai Motor America. “It’s powerful, high-tech and fuel-efficient, attributes which we think make Veloster Turbo the ultimate innovation in the sport coupe segment.”

Arriving in the Summer of 2012, Hyundai expects the Veloster Turbo to offer strong competition to the Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si and Mini Cooper/Clubman S.

Although power has been increased substantially Hyundai hasn’t paid less attention to efficiency. So the GDI fuel delivery system featured on the 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine to improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

According to Hyundai the design of the Veloster Turbo has been inspired from a custom high-performance sport bike. In fact one of the most popular sport bike upgrades is to modify the exhaust and Hyundai designers have removed the Veloster’s trapezoidal center exhaust and replaced it with two larger free flowing circular pipes.

The Veloster Turbo also features a bigger hexagonal front grille and a new dynamic rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents in the lower fascia. With these design changes Hyundai has given the model a more aggressive look, while adding more aerodynamic stability compared to the base model.

Veloster 1.6 T-GDi Style TurboVeloster 1.6 T-GDi Style Turbo
Straight 4
97 cu in
Top Speed
133 mph
6, Manual
Maximum power
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined)
30.95 US MPG
$ 44.770
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 1.066


I wonder if this will improve the Veloster's reputation of being a fun little car. MotorTrend did a test and said it isnt as fun as it looks...
11.01.2012 @ 14:49
It now beats the Mini Cooper S, Abarth 500 and VW GTI in power now, and the price might be less too. We'll see when it is announced.
11.01.2012 @ 18:05
It is a Love or Hate car. I still don't know in which group I fall, but I always thought that manufacturer that dared to built Love or Hate car needed to be thanked to take the risk and try to bring t...
14.01.2012 @ 09:48


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