2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo equipped with the DCT will lose some of its power

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 13, 2012

Hyundai has released the official pricing and several new details about the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The Canadian market will get the standard backup sensors while for the U.S. customers, the sensors will be available as standard only with the tech package and with the ultimate package. The new Veloster, which is equipped with DCT, will actually lose some of its power – exactly 6 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque.

A source from inside Hyundai said on the Veloster forum that even with the loss in power, this gear will be geared more for delivering low-end torque.

Hyundai’s revisions for the 2013 Veloster include standard backup sensors across the full line and a redesigned front-steering knuckle that resulted in the brake caliper being shifted to the other side of the front disk.

It’s believed that it now has low-end rev power because of the frequent criticism that the Veloster had a low power. It also boosts the overall sense of a sporty drive even when its power actually dropped.

For those who don't know, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 201 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1750 – 4500 rpm. According to the manufacturer, the Veloster Turbo will deliver a fuel consumption of 27 mpg and best-in-class 38 mpg highway for manual transmission models.

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