We’re just hours away from the official kick off the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, but there have already been several photo leaks. The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is the latest model to be “leaked.”
Hyundai is going to officially unveil the 2013 Veloster Turbo tomorrow, but for now here’s some of the basic info and a few photos to hold you over until the embargo is officially lifted. The standard Veloster is powered by a 138 horsepower 1.6L, but the Veloster Turbo adds an extra 63 horsepower for a total 201 horsepower and 196 lb-ft. of torque. Even with the extra power, the Veloster Turbo still gets 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The turbocharged 1.6L can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The Veloster Turbo gives Hyundai a direct competitor to the VW GTI and Honda Civic Si. At 2,800 pounds the Veloster Turbo is 234 pounds lighter than the VW GTI, which gives it a better power-to-weight ratio.
To set it apart from the lesser power Veloster, the Veloster Turbo gets a more aggressive face, side skirts, wider fenders, a new rear bumper with oval tailpipes and V-rated 18-inch performance tires.
The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo will arrive this summer. Come back tomorrow for all the official info.