This Hyundai Veloster Turbo mule has been spied at the Nürburgring
The heavily disguised test car hints at mild mid-life styling changes
This test car sports the dual round exhaust tailpipes of the Veloster Turbo
The quirky 2+1 door arrangement looks set to remain a staple feature
The Hyundai Veloster was first seen in standard form back in 2011
Expect to see the facelifted version of the Veloster Turbo next year
A revised version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been spied at the Nürburgring. The controversially styled coupé-cum-hatchback is being given a mid-life styling refresh, with the tweaked car expected to be launched in the middle of 2015.
The Veloster Turbo's asymmetric 2+1 door layout and quirky styling divided opinion when the car was first launched in 2011. The distinctive layout aims to combine the practicality of a hatchback with the sharp styling of a coupé.
The heavily disguised prototype seen pounding around the German race track retains the existing car's key features and dimensions, but some tweaks to the grille and bumper can be seen and a different headlight design is also apparent.
Those changes appear to bring the car into line with the Hyundai ix35, which has also been caught testing this week.
Our spies report that the Veloster Turbo test mule's interior was also heavily cloaked, suggesting that the refreshed version could benefit from some cabin upgrades.
The test car sports the twin round central exhaust tailpipes seen on the Veloster Turbo but not on milder variants. It isn't clear whether the Veloster Turbo's facelift will involve any mechanical changes.
The Veloster Turbo is currently the most powerful version of the car on sale in the UK. It features a different chassis set-up to the standard car, as well as bodywork changes. Its 1.6-litre T-GDI engine puts out 184bhp at 5500rpm and 195lb ft between 1500rpm and 4500rpm.