Hyundai has unveiled the Veloster Turbo on its JIMS 2013 stand. This model is set to be launched in South Africa mid-2014.
Under the bonnet lies a 1,6 GDI turbocharged petrol engine that pushes out 150 kW at 6 000 r/min and 265 N.m of torque between 1 750 and 4 500 r/min. This unit is mated with a six-speed manual transmission and has a claimed zero-to-100 km/h in 7,8 seconds. Fuel consumption is 7,4 litres/100 km while CO2 emissions is said to be 176 g/km.
Visually, the Veloster Turbo looks similar to the regular model, but it gains some aesthetic enhancements to set it apart. The front bumper radiator grille and front fog lights are new to the Turbo. At the back there’s a revised bumper, new fog lamp design, a wider rear spoiler and twin exhaust outlets.
Standard features include leather seats with grey panels, with the “Turbo” nameplate embossed on the driver and front passenger seats, a seven-inch touchscreen, incorporating a media centre and reverse parking camera with parking guidance an audio system with eight speakers including an 8-inch subwoofer, external amplifier and with iPod/USB/Auxiliary input jacks, heated front seats, alloy pedals, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Hyundai also took the opportunity to announce that it will have 22 new products/product enhancements within the next four years. The company also confirmed the i10 Grand, facelifted ix35 and Elantra and the new Genesis saloon for 2014.