MARKHAM, ON– Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today that the 2013 Veloster Turbo will be priced at $25,999 when it arrives in Canada next month. This forced-induction follow-up to the Veloster three-door adds more power while offering even more aggressive exterior styling and enhanced driving dynamics.
Available in a single trim level, the Veloster Turbo comes fully loaded. Turbo-exclusive features are included both inside and out. A new hexagonal grille, sculpted side skirts, rear diffuser with twin centre-mounted exhaust tips, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, and projector headlamps with LED accents differentiate the Turbo model from the standard Veloster. Inside, unique two-tone leather seats with “Turbo” stitching are paired with a new electro-luminescent gauge cluster and darker interior trim to give the car a more premium feel. Like the Veloster with Tech Package, standard features include a 7.0-inch touch-screen navigation system with back-up camera, 450-watt Dimension premium audio system with eight speakers, Bluetooth®, proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy pedals, and much more.
Hyundai’s first matte paint finish will be offered on the Veloster Turbo. A feature typically found on vastly more expensive luxury sedans and sports cars, Matte Grey will be available as a $1,000 option. A six-speed manual transmission is standard while a six-speed automatic can be selected for $1,250.
The 2013 Veloster Turbo features a 1.6-litre turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 rpm to 4,500 rpm on regular fuel. Despite producing 46-percent more power than its naturally-aspirated counterpart, the Veloster Turbo is estimated to consume just 7.5 L/100km in the city and 5.2 L/100km on the highway when equipped with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. Hyundai’s 1.6-litre Gamma T-GDI engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) and the GDI system, provides near-instantaneous power delivery with minimal turbo lag.
Hyundai’s twin-scroll turbocharger uses a unique design to maximize performance and durability. In the Veloster Turbo, the stainless steel exhaust manifold and turbocharger housing are cast together in a one-piece design. The upshot of this patented design is a drastic reduction in weight and cost paired with improved durability for the turbocharger housing.