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.