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2012 Hyundai Veloster versus Veloster turbo

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Brandon Ramirez, Product planning manager for Hyundai Motor America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the new Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

From Hyundai:

The 2013 Veloster Turbo arrives in the Summer of 2012, facing off against worthy competitors such as the Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si and Mini Cooper/Clubman S with a better power-to-weight ratio than all of them, and a unique sport-tuned steering and suspension hardware set.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013 Veloster Turbo (Exclusive Turbo features)

  • Powered by a new 1.6-liter Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission
    • Horsepower: 201 at 6000 RPM
    • Best-in-class highway fuel economy estimated at 38 mpg (M/T)
    • Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter
    • Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp
  • Sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note
  • Sport-tuned steering
  • The unique front fascia, foglights and ground effects
  • Hyundai-first Matte Gray paint
  • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts
  • Projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents
  • Side mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Unique LED taillights
  • Supervision cluster
  • Leather seating surfaces with drivers lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Turbo exclusive Graphite Black interior with Blue accents and headliner graphics
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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.