Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rumored To Debut At New York Auto Show With 208 Horsepower

Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rumored To Debut At New York Auto Show With 208 Horsepower

Hyundai looks set to address the complaints of those who thought that their Veloster sports coupe was underpowered by showing a turbocharged version at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

The car will use an upgraded version of the Gamma 1.6L direct-injection 4-cylinder producing 208 horsepower, putting it in direct competition with the Volkswagen GTI, MINI Cooper S and other boosted hot hatches. Hyundai is also reportedly aiming to get close to the base Veloster’s 40 mpg rating.

UPDATE: Hyundai has confirmed that this rumor is just speculation and that a Veloster Turbo will not debut in New York. As previously reported, Hyundai will instead unveil the new 2012 Accent.


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  • Rob

    Sweet … I think this car is going to be an absolute hit! 40mpg and a turbo will have some very scared looks on the face on Ford and Honda.

  • Only1db

    YES PLEASE!!! its really going to be a hard choice between this and the face lifted Genesis coupe with the newer 2.0t gdi motor.

  • Pat

    I plan to order the new Veloster. Mainly I wanted highway mileage at the expense of power, but I would like to know if it will in fact come out with a Turbo as I want to make sure I get it. I was seriously looking at the GTI, as well as Ford Focus hatchback. But I still prefer a 2 door. I am the original owner of my 1991 F250 4×4, so I have one gas hog. Either engine, my mind is set on the Veloster. I hope they will in fact keep me posted if a TURBO will be available as I want to put my order in ASAP.


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