What is it?
The long-awaited performance version of the Hyundai Veloster features a raft of chassis modifications alongside the first application of the of the firm’s new 1.6-litre T-GDI engine. It features a twin-scroll turbocharger and represents a 33 per cent increase in power and 59 per cent increase in torque over the naturally-aspirated engine.
The Veloster Turbo retains the standard car’s MacPherson strut front and coupled torsion beam rear suspension set-up, but the damping rates have been increased. The much-maligned power steering system has been modified, too.
With the bold Turbo badging comes a range of bodystyling specific to this performance derivative. Thankfully, the new bumpers, skirts and wings are reasonably subtle as the unique look of the standard Veloster is eyecatching enough.