When Hyundai unveiled the 2011 Hyundai Veloster hatchback at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, it was confirmed that the Korean automakers will indeed offer a turbocharged version to take on the hot-hatch segment. However, Hyundai did not provide any details as to which engine will power the hot Veloster.
While many of you really wanted to see the 274-hp 2.0L turbocharged from the Sonata 2.0T make it into the Veloster, reports suggest that Hyundai will be fitting its new 1.6L T-GDI turbo engine in the turbo version of the hatchback.
The 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine produces 208-hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 195 lb-ft of torque available from 1,600 rpm to 5,000 rpm.
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Refresher: The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is powered by an all-new 1.6L GDI Gamma direct-injection gasoline engine making 138-hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual, or Hyundai’s all new dual-clutch 6-speed automatic. Fuel-economy wise, the 2012 Veloster is expected to get up to 40 mpg. Sales start later this year.
2012 Hyundai Veloster:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Hyundai Blog