Hyundai Veloster Turbo made its official debut at Detroit Auto Show 2012 (North American International Auto Show – NAIAS 2012). Hyundai exposed to the most powerful version of Veloster, powered by a gasoline engine of 1.6-liter and 204 horsepower (152 Kw / 207 PS).
Hyundai takes advantage of the largest auto show from the beginning of the year – Detroit Auto Show 2012, to reveal a different Veloster to the public. The Korean manufacturer presented the more powerful version of the coupe: Hyundai Veloster Turbo , announced by the Hyundai officials since October.
Hyundai Veloster Turbo photo gallery – Detroit Auto Show 2012 Live
Hyundai Veloster Turbo Engine
Hyundai Veloster Turbo, the most potent derivative in the range uses a 1.6-liter gasoline unit, equipped with turbocharger and direct injection.
The engine succeeds to develop 204 HP (152 Kw / 207 PS) and a torque of 265 Nm (195.4 lb/ft) at 1750 rpm. The resources will be similar on the other world markets, the differences will be minor.
The 1.6-liter unit can be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission or with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Koreans say that Hyundai Veloster Turbo should still ring up fuel economy numbers of 27 city and 38 highway with the six-speed manual.
Hyundai Veloster Turbo Design
To emphasize what lies under the hood, Hyundai operated a number of aesthetic changes. Hyundai Veloster Turbo now enjoys a completely new grille, a redesigned front spoiler, with larger air intakes and new projectors, more generous bosse, side skirts and a new rear bumper with two central exhaust pipes.
Speaking of prices, we’re not quite sure what the Hyundai Veloster Turbo MSRP will be, but the standard 2012 model starts at $18,075 delivered (in the US). A fair assumption is that the Turbo’s price will start somewhere in the very low 20s when it arrives this summer.
Hyundai Veloster Turbo vs its rivals (click to enlarge)
Hyundai Veloster Turbo Video – Detroit Auto Show 2012 Live
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