2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster made its debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and it warmed our hearts in terms of looks, but its 138 HP leaking out of the Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine chilled us to the bone. Shouldn’t a "sports car" have a little more push that that? Hyundai ’s answer to that question came to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show when they unveiled the new Veloster Turbo - a model powered by a new 1.6-liter turbocharged-gasoline direct injection engine that delivers a total of 201 HP.

Next to a more powerful engine, the new Veloster Turbo will be distinguished by a bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts, and new dynamic rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents. The car sits on a new set of 18" gray wheels with chrome inserts. For the interior, Hyundai has added full leather seats with the word "Turbo" stitched into the seatbacks and an exclusive Supervision Cluster that offers the driver information in a larger, clearer, and more interactive format.

UPDATE 06/04/2012: Despite previous rumors, the Veloster Turbo won’t be priced under $20k. Hyundai has announced today prices for the new Veloster Turbo: $21,950 for the Veloster Turbo equipped with a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and $22,950 for the 6-Speed Automatic version.

Hit the jump to read more about the new 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

Exterior

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

When we first saw the Hyundai Veloster, we immediately fell in like, but when the new Turbo version took its turn, we were in love. The Turbo version adds aggression and aerodynamic stability to the stout little machine, allowing it to look better than ever. The Veloster Turbo’s unique design takes inspiration from a custom high-performance sport bike, starting with the exhaust system. The standard trapezoidal center exhaust has been replaced with two larger free flowing circular pipes that, combined with new intake manifold, also allowed engineers to give the engine a more robust sound to delight enthusiasts.

The Veloster received a bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, more sculpted side skirts, and a new dynamic rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents in the lower fascia as aprt of the aeridynamic package associated with the Turbo model. A first for Hyundai is the new Matte Gray paint that can be combined with a set of new 18" gray wheels with chrome inserts. The new wheels are combined with Kumho Solus KH25 215/40R18 85V tires, a McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, and a 24 mm diameter front stabilizer.

Interior

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

For the interior, Hyundai has added full leather seats with the word "Turbo" stitched into the seatbacks and an exclusive Supervision Cluster that offers the driver information in a larger, clearer, and more interactive format. It is also offered with standard heated front seats, while the center stack and controls resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate a push-button starter and alloy pedals.

Engine

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The new Hyundai Veloster Turbo is powered by a new 1.6-liter turbocharged-gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine mated to an in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The engine delivers a total of 201 HP at 6000 RPM and a peak torque of 195 lb–ft delivered between 1750 to 4500 rpm.

Hyundai has announced an estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg city and best-in-class 38 mpg highway for manual transmission models, best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter, and best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp.

Prices

The new Hyundai Veloster Turbo will go on sale in Summer 2012. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Competition

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The new Veloster Turbo targets models like the Volkswagen Golf GTI , the Mini Cooper S , and the Honda Civic Coupe Si . At first glance, however, the Veloster looks to be out favorite because of its aerodynamic look, powerful engine, and impressive fuel economy. All we need is the price of the Veloster to seal the deal.

Base Engine 2013 Veloster Turbo 2012 Civic Coupe Si 2012 GTI 2012 Cooper S 2012 Clubman S
Displacement1.6-liter Turbo2.4-liter2.0-liter Turbo1.6-liter Turbo1.6-liter Turbo
Horsepower (est.)201 @ 6000201@ 7000200@ 5100181@ 5500181@ 5500
Torque (lb.-ft.) (est.)195 lb–ft @ 1750 – 4500170@4400207@1800177@1600–5000177@1600–5000
Specific Output125.683.8100.0113.1113.1
Transmission6 M/T or A/T6 M/T or A/T6 M/T or DCT6 M/T or A/T6 M/T or A/T
Fuel Economy
M/T
A/T
27/38 (est.)
TBD/TBD
22/31
N/A
21/31
24/33
26/34
27/35
26/34
27/35
Curb Weights
M/T
A/T
2,800
2,888
2,877

N/A

3,034 (2D)
3,080 (2D)
2,668
2,712
2,833
2,877
Weight-to-Power Ratio
M/T
A/T
14.0
14.4
14.3
N/A
15.2
15.4
14.7
15.0
15.7
15.9
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
LOVE IT
  • Aerodynamic looks
  • Powerful engine
  • Impressive fuel economy
LEAVE IT
  • Competition has more clout in terms of brand loyalty
  • No price yet

38 comments:

Yes, Hyundai has done this innovation’s name the justice. Obviously, they have packed it with great power to perform super fast.

It precisely contains a turbo aspect seeing how powerful it can run.

Frankly, I love its rear fascia more. It is more exuding of an innovative design. When it comes to the technical specs, it doesn’t fail my expectation of being powerful.

It looks like an awesome practical car that’s fun to drive with impressive power ratios at the same time. This car is going to be great and an awaited model for 2013.

I find it more simple yet aggressive on style. Anyways, I want to know the engine output and the speed performance of it.

This must be identify as a new and bolder concept in this generation. I like its aerodynamic look and the way it was designed.

There is so much to know with Hyundai, they are developing cars like this Veloster Turbo, they formed this car with powerful engine and aerodynamic stability. This car can speed up with a 200hp.

I never thought that Hyundai can be this good on creating a vehicle. This one looks fabulous on both of its exterior and interior design. But I am still on Mini Cooper S’ side compare to this.

I think the velocity speed of this car is awesome based on the design model itself. This will be distinguished as a new and bolder concept in this generation. I like its aerodynamic look. I’m hoping that its really worth waiting for.

This Hyundai Veloster Turbo is one of the most much-awaited vehicles today due to its impressive looks. The design is very appealing and I’m very expecting a lot from this car especially the speed performance. I’m hoping for more updates regarding this Veloster Turbo.

I can’t wait too much to know the price of this car. This vehicle is simple yet very appealing when it comes to the model design. I’m expecting a lot from this model about the speed performance and the engine output.

I am so excited to find out the price of this car, though I know it’ll not be that much because of the competition. Personally, I also love its aerodynamic looks, it doesn’t look similar with other cars.

It has a very impressive engine and I love its aerodynamic look. I guess its platform is awesome!

I still don’t know if what is the special features of this Hyundai Veloster for it to be a better competitor. Looking by this, I can’t see even one, the article didn’t elaborate the features of this Veloster Turbo but sure, it really had the looks.

That new output would still be quite a bit off when compared to other similar cars in the market. However, that one is fine with me, since it would still push the Veloster faster.

When will be the next update news about this Hyundai Veloster turbo? I can’t wait for that! Hmm, Veloster should really be an impressive car.

That new output would still be quite a bit off when compared to other similar cars in the market. However, that one is fine with me, since it would as yet push the Veloster faster.

This veloster turbo is one of the most much-awaited vehicles that I saw today! I just only hope that they truly boost the engine of it this time. By the way, I love the simplicity of this vehicle, very appealing!

I can’t wait for this Veloster! Well, I hope that it is really worth waiting for, and I would truly be expecting it to have a very awesome speed performance.

Veloster color options are really looking so great on it but I was hoping that before they already put this one on the market, I was hoping that they already enhance the engine of it.

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