Turbo Veloster confirmed for UK
A higher-performance turbocharged Hyundai Veloster is proven for that United kingdom market. The vehicle – which comes to the 2nd 1 / 2 of 2012 – continues to be previewed with a customised variant displayed only at that week’s SEMA motor show in Vegas.
The Hyundai Veloster continues to be receiving solid reviews since its launch – except for its somewhat anemic 1.6-litre inline-four engine, making only 138bhp.
See pics of the turbocharged Hyundai Veloster
However the new twin-scroll turbo package must take the ability as much as an believed 207bhp, based on Hyundai of the usa Chief executive officer John Krafcik, who accepted he didn’t initially expect there’d be interest in the additional power.
An indication of what’s in the future is displayed in the annual SEMA Show, a yearly aftermarket of production in Vegas where Hyundai includes a half-dozen concept automobiles displayed – such as the ARK Performance Veloster, a personalized one-off that utilizes a twin-scroll turbo to squeeze 210bhp from the hatchback.
The Hyundai Veloster’s initial appeal is within its distinctive design, featuring just one door around the driver’s side, but two around the passenger side, which makes it fairly simple to get involved with the rear seat. A hatch also enhances cargo access. The vehicle includes a sporty appearance that, regrettably so far, was more poseur than real.
The turbo Veloster can make its debut in the Detroit Auto Show in The month of january and achieve US showrooms by spring, based on Krafcik.
Its launch continues Hyundai’s twin-track online marketing strategy. Recently, the company has already established a significant comeback in america by emphasizing design and, particularly, fuel-economy. But it’s now pushing into performance, too, with items such as the Genesis Sedan R-Spec.
Throughout the maker’s SEMA preview, Hyundai folded out an idea form of the smaller sized Genesis Coupe having a 450bhp, 5.-litre V8 produced by Rhys Millen.
Based on Krafcik, “the V-8 fits” with little effort. The Korean marque will listen for feedback to find out if that combination ought to be introduced to promote.
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