Hyundai has taken the wraps off a small facelift for the Veloster Turbo sold in South Korea. The order books are already open for those who are in the market for a fairly potent hatchback which now has a silver trim on the front grille along with new alloy wheel designs and a slightly reworked fog light cluster. The headlights have also received a subtle makeover while on the inside there are new sporty seats available in three different finishes. Hyundai has also installed an engine sound equalizer which provides six selectable fake engine sounds.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo facelift
Hyundai Veloster Turbo facelift

Under the hood it’s the same four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 204 HP (150 kW) but now it can be coupled to a newly developed dual-clutch, seven-speed gearbox borrowed from the Euro-spec i30 Turbo facelift. It should be mentioned that the European variant of the Veloster Turbo is rated at only 186 HP (137 kW).
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The Veloster Turbo SE will be arriving in Hyundai’s dealerships in the United Kingdom next month. Scheduled to rival cars such as the Vauxhall Astra GTC and the Volkswagen Scirocco, the hot version of the Veloster has a starting price of 21,995 pounds.

The 1.6-liter GDI engine has been fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger that has increased the output of the power unit to 184 hp and a peak torque of 195 lb.-ft.

Thanks to this upgrade, the Veloster Turbo SE is capable of running the 0-62 mph sprint in only 8.4 seconds, en route to a maximum speed of 133 mph. It is able to return 40.9 mpg UK and has CO2 emissions of 157 g/km.

The twin-scroll turbocharger isn’t the only modification brought over the standard Veloster as the Turbo SE also comes with firmer dampers which should provide a better body control and make the vehicle more suitable for European drivers. Compared to the naturally-aspirated model, the Veloster Turbo is easily identifiable thanks to its front grille, bumpers, exhaust and the rear diffuser. Also new are the “Turbo” badges spread all over the car, while the last visual modification would have to be the addition of new 18-inch alloy wheels.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE

Inside the cabin, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE comes with new leather seats, a better sound system and also a satellite navigation system; with all of these being offered as standard equipment for the base model. Needless to say, additional goodies are available for extra money.

The Hyundai Veloster is a modern and unique new model in the auto sector. This car is a glossy tailgate that is exceedingly well designed and consists of a suitable and appropriate passenger side door in the back. The releasing date of this car has not yet been fixed but it is certain that it will be released in late summer of 2012 in showrooms for people to see. The expected price of this model ranges from $17,450 to $21,500. This car is extremely exceptional due to the great features that this car has. When you see this car it will literally take your breath away because you have never seen a car like this before. The Hyundai Veloster is motorized by 138 horsepower and 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine with changeable control machine timing united with a six-speed transmission.

This car comes in various colors and gives you the opportunity to choose which one is suitable to your personality. The colors that are available in the Hyundai Veloster are Boston Red, Marathon Blue, Vitamin C, Ironman Silver, Century White, Triathlon Gray, Ultra Black, and 26.2 Yellow. These amazing colors really make this brand of car stand out from the rest.

When it comes to the interior one must keep in mind that this car is built in with an amazing 450-watt stereo system in which you can choose to include streaming from phones, iPods, or Mp3 players. This car also comes with a 7- inch multimedia touch screen on which the family can watch videos during car rides and have a great time. The Hyundai Veloster also consists of a navigation system that works with the power of your voice. This feature is one of a kind and it allows you to listen to the radio and the news, sport updates, and stock information.

The exterior features of the Hyundai Veloster include a third door that gives it a sporty touch and also allows easy entrance and exit for the passengers in the back. It is also equipped with a rearview camera that has backup warning sensors. It will warn you if a vehicle is too close to your automobile. The car has 18 inch alloy wheels that are of good quality and will last you a long time. One other exterior feature of the Hyundai Veloster is the marvelous panoramic sunroof. This amazing roof opens up and allows air and light to fill the car and make the ride even more fantastic.

This is a wonderful car that seats four passengers and allows them to enjoy the view while traveling in this incredible car. When driving this car the individual will get 26MPG in the city and 38MPG on the highway. Those that purchase this car will have to make a monthly payment of $414 and will have a sixty month warranty. So if you are thinking about purchasing this brand new car then you are making the right decision. This Hyundai Veloster is one of a kind and will not let you down.

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