Hyundai dealers will get Veloster Turbo coupe models next month when it hits roads on September 24.
The 184bhp turbocharged version of the Veloster 1+2 door coupe will priced at £21,995, a £245 premium over the 1.6 GDi Sport DCT 4dr.
Some dealers have been requesting a faster version of the Veloster since the model was launched in Europe last year in order to help attract previous Coupe owners.
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.
The new model has a top speed of 133mph and will hit 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds. Firmer dampers have been fitted to help improve body control.
The turbo model has CO2 emissions of 157g/km with fuel economy of 40.9mpg.
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, said: “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 1+2 door layout but with the addition of front bumper, radiator grille and front fog lights. The rear features 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.
Three colour options will be available for the Turbo SE - white crystal (solid), phantom black (pearl) and 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.Interior changes for the Turbo SE include re-designed 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 7-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.