Detroit, Michigan – Hyundai has presented the world premiere of the all-new 2013 Veloster Turbo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new model will go on sale this summer.
“The Turbo further broadens Veloster’s hero role in the Hyundai lineup to attract our next generation of buyers,” said Mike O’Brien, vice-president of product and corporate planning at Hyundai Motor America. “It’s powerful, high-tech and fuel-efficient, attributes which we think make Veloster Turbo the ultimate innovation in the sport coupe segment.”
The Veloster Turbo uses a new 1.6-litre turbocharged gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine that produces 201 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission developed in-house by Hyundai. The company said it has a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per litre, and a best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 pounds (6.3 kilograms) per litre.
The new Veloster Turbo also features sport-tuned steering, sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note, unique front fascia, ground effects, matte grey paint, unique 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, and unique LED taillights.