Hyundai Veloster Turbo to get 208-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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.

Click here for more news on the Hyundai Veloster.

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