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.
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.