2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo launched in Detroit
This week at the Detroit Motor Show, the Korean automaker Hyundai launched the Turbo version of its Veloster model that comes with 63 hp more than the standard model. No word about the price tag but it will definitely be more expensive than the regular model which starts from $18,075, including here the $775 destination charge.
Under its hood there’s a 4-cylinder, direct-injection, turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine that pumps out 201 hp and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The regular version has a 1.6-liter gasoline, 4-cylinder, direct injection engine that generates 138 hp and is connected as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission.
According to Hyundai, the new Veloster Turbo is capable of returning 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, but let’s wait and see what EPA has to say about this. The entry-level 2012 Veloster with the 6-speed manual can do 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, according to EPA.
The carmaker said that the Veloster Turbo will go head to head with the Mini Cooper S, Honda Civic Si and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. A novelty of the model will be the very first exterior Matte Gray paint developed by Hyundai, along with a bespoke front fascia, 18-inch alloys with chrome inserts, foglights and ground effects.
Aside from these, the car packs a sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note, along with sport-tuned steering. Instead of the trapezoidal center exhaust that the standard Veloster has, this model adopts two circular exhaust pipes.
Compared to the base model, the Turbo version is wider and longer, even though the wheelbase has remained the same at 104.3 inches. Inside the cabin there are seats wrapped around in leather with the “Turbo” name stitched into the seatbacks. As standard, the Veloster Turbo comes with heated front seats.
Source: Hyundai via Inside Line
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