Photos of one of Hyundai’s most anticipated cars for this year have just been leaked online several hours before its full world premiere at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: the new 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.
Back when the Veloster Concept was introduced in 2007, we knew that they had a neat idea on their hands, especially one that had the potential to reinvigorate the concept of the affordable sports car. But after the normal Veloster hit the showrooms this past year, it didn’t seem to meet the expectations of those expecting homage to the original Honda CR-X.
But expressions of discontent have been kept to a minimum since Hyundai has had us on the edge of our seat ever since they announced that a more powerful turbocharged version was on the way.
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So far from what’s been circulating the automotive news desks, the turbocharged Veloster will be powered by the same 1.6L Gamma GDI four-banger that’s in the standard Veloster. Obviously, that engine has been reworked to accommodate a twin-scroll turbocharger for an estimated 204-hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, buyers can also choose between a six-speed manual or automatic.
Other changes haven’t been released, but from the photos, we can decipher some aesthetic and optional differences when compared to the standard Veloster, such as more aggressive bodywork and unique seats with bespoke trim for the inside.
Full detail will be announced tomorrow at Hyundai’s press conference.
– By: Chris Chin