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Hyundai Veloster Turbo arrives at Geneva show

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The Korean automaker Hyundai has brought to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show its Veloster Turbo model that is powered by the company’s new 1.6-liter T-GDI engine. This engine benefits from a twin-scroll turbocharger and in its European specification produces 183 hp and a peak torque of 199 lb.-ft.

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo is capable of doing the 0-62 mph sprint in only 8.4 seconds, whereas the standard version the car will need 9.7 seconds to hit 62 mph from start. We don’t have any details concerning the CO2 emissions and the fuel consumption of the vehicle.

What we do know is that the car has been fitted with a faster steering rack with updated calibration, while both the front and rear suspension have been revised in order to “enhance driver enjoyment”. For a “more robust sound”, Hyundai has equipped the Veloster Turbo with a larger diameter exhaust. As standard, the aforementioned T-GDI engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

As far as the design is concerned, the Turbo version of the Veloster comes with new front & rear bumpers, new grille and rear spoiler, projection headlights with built-in LED DRLs, bespoke LED taillights and a new set of 18-inch alloys that have chrome inserts.

As most of you know, back in January at the Detroit Motor Show, Hyundai introduced the North American-specification of the Veloster Turbo.

Source: Hyundai

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo launched in Detroit

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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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