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.
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.