The Veloster Turbo SE will hit showrooms in September, priced from £21,995
28 August 2012

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE will go on sale in Britain next month, priced from £21,995. The Veloster Turbo will compete against performance versions of the Volkswagen Scirocco and Vauxhall Astra GTC.

Adding a twin-scroll turbocharger to the standard Veloster’s 1.6 GDI engine has produced power and torque figures of 184bhp and 195lb ft. Hyundai claims a 0-62mph time of 8.4 seconds and a top speed of 133mph. The combined fuel consumption figure is 40.9mpg and the Veloster Turbo emits 157 g/km of CO2.

The Turbo features fitted firmer dampers than the standard Veloster, a change made by Hyundai to improve body control and optimise the car for European tastes.

The Veloster Turbo is identifiable from the naturally aspirated model by a raft of external changes including new bumpers, front grille, rear diffuser and exhaust. New 18-inch alloy wheels and ‘Turbo’ badges complete the visual modifications.

Inside, the Veloster Turbo receives new leather seats and standard equipment including sat-nav with a 7-inch touchscreen and an upgraded sound system.

Matt Bird

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The Hyundai Veloster wins on practicality, price and standard kit but lacks the dynamic talent and appeal that a coupé should have.

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28 August 2012

If only Kia would use this engine in its smaller cars then it would have its first warm hatchs. It wouldnt be very difficult either as the non-turbo'd 1.6 GDi engine is already available.

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28 August 2012

Get this in the Cee'd and give it an output of 200bhp. 

28 August 2012

This car just looks wrong, and adding a turbo doesn't fix that.

28 August 2012

8.4 seconds to get to 62? That is waaay too slow. The Mini Countryman Cooper S does it in 7.6, its bigger and it is heavier, with the same amount of power, and is actually cheaper. I know they aren't direct competitors, but it goes to show how poor the performance appears to be with this car.

Also, as a side note, I went and had a look at a Veloster recently. I'm rather short (5'5") and with the drivers seat on it's lowest setting, I bearly had an inch of head room. This one did have the sunroof, so if you are thinking of one, and are taller than me, then don't order the sunroof!

28 August 2012

Superstevie, the MINI countryman maybe superior in most ways but its looks make the Velostar turbo seem pretty.

Good point about the packaging though, this would seriously hamper anyone wanting one.

28 August 2012

superstevie wrote:

 I'm rather short (5'5") and with the drivers seat on it's lowest setting, I bearly had an inch of head room.

I'm 5'11" and couldn't get in the thing - hopeless.  Next.

28 August 2012

So they've done nothing to address the '


28 August 2012

The "standard" Veloster looks better, costs £4,000 less AND the "Turbo" only beats it to 62 by a little over a second ... I think Hyundai needs to go back to the drawing board on this one ...

28 August 2012

I rewrote the headline. Seems more fitting now.

TS7

28 August 2012

Good job there are lateral slats on the front grill, it could swallow a person whole otherwise.

It looks even more ridiculous than guppy-mouthed Audis and Peugeots.

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