2012 Hyundai Veloster versus Veloster turbo

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
  • 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