When Does The 2013 Veloster Turbo Come Out?
»When is the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo coming out?« is one of the most common questions we receive these days.
The answer’s short an sexy: The 2013 Veloster coupe is already out and available at your local Hyundai dealership.
There appears to be a great interest in the »hot« version of the Hyundai’s three-door sports car, so we’ve made a decission to write a short introductionary review about the new Veloster.
2013 Veloster Turbo Review
The buying public got its first look at the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo during the North American International Auto Show.
There was a lot to like, with a starting price of $21,950, a powerful 201 HP and 195 lb.-feet of torque, not to mention a beautifully styled exterior.
Industry insiders already believe that the Veloster Turbo is going to deliver stiff competition for the likes of the Mini Cooper S, Civic Coupe Si and Volkswagen GTI.
It’s the twin scroll turbochargers that make that powerful engine tick. The twin turbochargers come with a pair of exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles. One is smaller and shaper angled for quick response, while the other is larger and less angled to ensure peak performance.
The result is an improvement in lower end torque and a quicker response. The addition of Gasoline Direct Injection -GDI technology to the 1,6 L turbo engine means lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency.
Hyundai has already said that the design inspiration for the new Turbo came from sport bikes.
This is pretty evident in the two round exhausts, which replace the trapezoidal exhaust on the non-turbo model. The front of the vehicle also has a bold new look, with muscular sideskirts added.
The rear diffuser provides a higher level of stability to the vehicle. Hyundai also ensured that handling of the new Veloster Turbo was improved by incorporating a quicker ratio steering rack and adding 18-inch sport tires.
A McPherson shock and spring assembly can be found up front and a torsion beam at the back. The interior comes with full leather seats, with the center console once again using the sport bike influence.
You’ll find a push button start and alloy pedals at your feet. You have the option of mating the power to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with flappy paddle shifters. Fuel efficiency is excellent at 27 city and 38 highway.