Hyundai has confirmed it will launch a Veloster Turbo in the UK to cater for customers looking for more power from the sports coupe.
The Veloster Turbo is the first Hyundai to feature the company’s 1,6-litre GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger.
In European specification, this new T-GDI unit generates 184bhps and 270 Nm of torque. In non-turbocharged form, the Veloster offers 138bhp and 167 Nm. The 0-62mph time has been cut from 9.7 seconds to 8.4 on the Turbo model.
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “UK drivers tend to prefer more torque from a lower engine speed, so our European engineers have specified a set-up that still provides a substantial increase in power while also delivering the desired low-end torque.
“The resulting package is very competitive against the performance of competitors such as VW Scirocco and Vauxhall Astra.”
Extra features on the Turbo include unique front and rear bumpers and foglights, new rear spoiler and grille, new 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents, and unique LED taillights.
Pricing for the UK will be announced nearer launch.