The Veloster Turbo SE is the first vehicle to feature Hyundai’s 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger. It arrives in showrooms from September 24 priced at £21,995.
The hot Veloster develops 184bhp and 265Nm of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission featuring wider gear ratios. Top speed is 133 mph and the 0-60mph dash takes 8.2 seconds.
Veloster Turbo SE also offers CO2 emissions of 157g/km with fuel economy of 40.9mpg on the combined cycle.
The front bumper, radiator grille and front fog lights are new to the Turbo. The rear also benefits from a revised bumper, which includes a new fog lamp design plus round twin exhausts and diffuser. A longer and wider rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light is included in the visual changes along with a red “Turbo” nameplate on the bottom right of the bootlid.
The Veloster Turbo SE offers new 18-inch alloys, three new colours and ‘re-designed’ leather seats.
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, said: ‘The Veloster has quickly established itself as a fun car and a unique proposition. Now the the Veloster Turbo SE brings an extra helping of dynamism, excitement and emotional appeal to our refreshed model line-up. Its overall package is genuinely strong against other competitors such as the VW Scirocco 1.4TSI and the Astra GTC 1.6i 16v VVT Turbo.’