2013 Hyundai Veloster Losing Torque and Horsepower

2013 Hyundai Veloster Losing Torque and Horsepower

Official pricing for the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo was recently announced, and now some new stats on the standard Veloster have been revealed.

Update: The standard backup sensors will only be offered in the Canadian market. In the USA, the sensors will be standard with the  tech package and with the ultimate package.

For 2013, the DCT-equipped Veloster will actually lose some power; 6 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque to be exact. According to a Hyundai insider on our Veloster forum, the car will now be geared more towards delivering low-end torque, despite the power loss. Other changes for the 2013 Veloster include standard backup sensors across the full line, and a redesigned front-steering knuckle which resulted in the brake caliper being moved to the other side of the front disk.

The low-end rev power is likely due to the common complaint that the Veloster was under-powered. It should add to the overall feeling of a sporty drive, despite the overall power loss.

[Source: Veloster.org]

  • Jenga King

    The non-turbo version looks like such crap. Without the wide-open mouth the car loses a lot. 

  • danwat1234

    Maybe it doesn’t need as much cooling as the turbo version and so it’s closed up a bit for more aerodynamics