The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo was unofficially unveiled today ahead of 2012 Detroit Auto Show thanks to some of our sources. As expected, the new Veloster Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This is quite an improvement, as the standard Hyundai Veloster is powered by the all-new Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 123 lb.-ft. at 4,850 rpm.
This engine is offered as standard with the six-speed manual transmission or an all-new, six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Thanks to the Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology the engine can deliver an estimated highway fuel economy of up to 40 mpg. The turbocharged 1.6-liter engine found on the Veloster Turbo delivers a maximum torque of 195 lb-ft and it is mated as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission, while an automatic transmission is available as an option.
The Veloster Turbo is also heavier than the standard version as the weight is up from 2,584 pounds to 2,800 pounds. The 2013 Hyundai Veloster is expected to deliver a fuel consumption of 27 mpg city and 38 mpg. More details to be revealed when the new car will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.