The Hyundai Veloster Turbo marks the first application of the company's new 1.6-litre T-GDI engine
6 March 2012

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been unveiled at today's Geneva motor show. The model sees the company’s first application of its new 1.6-litre T-GDI engine.

In European specification, the 1.6-litre high compression engine, which also features a twin-scroll turbocharger, delivers 183bhp and 199lb ft of torque. The Turbo records a 0-62mph time of 8.4secs, against the naturally aspirated model’s 9.7secs. No details on fuel consumption or CO2 emissions are available.

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Hyundai has equipped the Veloster Turbo with a quicker steering rack with revised calibration. The front and rear suspension setup has been tuned to “enhance driver enjoyment”. A larger diameter exhaust has been fitted to provide what Hyundai claims is a “more robust sound”.

A six-speed manual transmission will be fitted as standard. The Hyundai-developed unit has a wider gear ratio spread to accommodate the additional torque output.

The Veloster Turbo has new front and rear bumpers, a new rear spoiler and grille, new 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, projection headlights with LED daytime running lights, and unique LED taillights.

Geneva marks the first time the Veloster Turbo has been seen in Europe. The north American-specification model received its world debut at the Detroit motor show in January.

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5 March 2012

Great start! Now lets hope we see this engine slotted in to other vehicles in the Hyundai range.

Personally, along with the revised suspension, I'd like to see a warm version of the i30.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

5 March 2012

I don't mean to sound harsh - but aren't them figures a bit slow for a 183bhp car?

A vauxhall corsa vxr is a 1.6t - I know its 189bhp - but that does it in 6.8 - I know these figures are unlikely - but to me I would of thought about 7.2 - unless it weighs a lot this car.

5 March 2012

I saw one of these a few days ago, a striking looking car. I agree with gazza5 that it could be a little quicker. I think the American market version has 198bhp. All the same, it's not exactly slow, and there's plenty of torque, so it should be enough for most drivers.

5 March 2012

agreed - i still dion't think the car is slow - but to me its either the gearing - or it weighs a lot - admittedly 0-60 times aren't something i normally look at but it just seemed a bit slow.

5 March 2012

There is something odd going on with those figures, because that IS slow for a 180bhp hatchback. Even if the gearing was a bit odd I wouldn't expect it to take that much of a performance hit. Will be interesting to see the reports when the car actually comes out, I still like these but was hoping for alot more from this variant.

5 March 2012

[quote Autocar]0-62mph time of 8.4secs[/quote]

YAAAAAWWWWNNNN.... surely they can do better than that is they want a proper halo model?

5 March 2012

I look forward to seeing this engine in all kinds of Kia and Hyundai!

5 March 2012

I'm not really one for 'chipping' cars but I'm sure being a Turbo there will be plenty of companies offering power upgrades for a small amount of money if you wanted it.

5 March 2012

[quote Autocar]The Hyundai Veloster Turbo will be unveiled at tomorrow’s Geneva motor show. The model will see the company’s first application of its new 1.6-litre T-GDI engine.

In European specification, the 1.6-litre high compression engine, which also features a twin-scroll turbocharger, delivers 183bhp and 199lb ft of torque. The Turbo records a 0-62mph time of 8.4secs... Read the full article[/quote] Nope, there are family hatches that will eat this,needs at least another 20 bhp.

Peter Cavellini.

5 March 2012

I hope Autocar got the 0-60 time wrong, if not what is all that power for? You might as well buy the regular 1.6, its not much slower!

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