STAND by for a turbocharged Veloster! Hyundai’s 1+2 door coupe will reach its dealerships from September 24. It will be priced at £21,995.
This turbocharged Veloster will be the first car to be fitted with the Korean carmaker’s 1.6-litre T-GDI engine. This power unit is equipped with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger. And, in line with European driving tastes and in a bid to enhance driver enjoyment, power output has been boosted and low end torque increased.
The model develops 186PS (184bhp) and 195lb ft (265Nm) of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission featuring wider gear ratios. This delivers a top speed of 133 mph and acceleration from 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds. Maximum torque is delivered between 1,500rpm and 4,500rpm and the benefit is a more engaging and responsive drive. Firmer dampers ensure improved body control.
As with all Hyundai powertrain offerings, efficiency has been maximised so in spite of increased performance, the Veloster Turbo SE offers CO2 emissions of just 157g/km with fuel economy of 40.9mpg on the combined cycle.
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”.
On the outside the Veloster Turbo SE retains the standard car’s unique 1+2 door layout but with the addition of visual enhancements designed to give the car an even more athletic and purposeful look. 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 alloy wheel designs with chrome inserts. These are complemented by a moulded side sill, which gives it a low and sporty stance.
Three colour options will be available for the Turbo SE namely White Crystal (Solid), Phantom Black (Pearl) and another Hyundai-first a Matt Grey finish. The Pearl and Matt Grey paints cost £445 and £525 respectively. A tilt and slide Panoramic sunroof is available for £950.
Inside, the Veloster Turbo SE also receives an unprecedented level of added standard specification to make it the ultimate version in the Veloster range.
It features redesigned leather seats with grey panels, with the “Turbo” nomenclature embossed on the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The driver’s seat is electrically adjustable with lumbar support.
Hyundai’s seven-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, incorporating media centre and reverse parking camera with parking guidance, comes as standard. With navigation, buyers also receive an upgraded eight-speaker sound system including amplifier and subwoofer.
As with all new Hyundai products, the Veloster Turbo SE is backed by the manufacturer’s fully transferable five-year Triple Care assurance package. This includes a five year unlimited mileage warranty, five years free roadside assistance and five years vehicle health checks.