Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today that the highly-anticipated 2013 Veloster Turbo will be priced at $25,999 when it arrives in Canada next month. This forced-induction follow-up to the popular Veloster three-door adds more power while offering even more aggressive exterior styling and enhanced driving dynamics.
Available in a single trim level, the Veloster Turbo comes packed with an unprecedented level of standard equipment for the segment. Turbo-exclusive features are included both inside and out. A new hexagonal grille, sculpted side skirts, rear diffuser with twin centre-mounted exhaust tips, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, and projector headlamps with LED accents differentiate the Turbo model from the standard Veloster. Inside, unique two-tone leather seats with “Turbo” stitching are paired with a new electro-luminescent gauge cluster and darker interior trim to give the car a more premium feel. Like the Veloster with Tech Package, standard features include a 7.0-inch touch-screen navigation system with back-up camera, 450-watt Dimension premium audio system with eight speakers, Bluetooth®, proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy pedals, and much more.
In an evolution of Hyundai’s Modern Premium philosophy, the company’s first matte paint finish will be offered on the Veloster Turbo. A feature typically found on vastly more expensive luxury sedans and sports cars, Matte Grey will be available as a $1,000 option. A six-speed manual transmission is standard while a six-speed automatic can be selected for $1,250.
Twin-Scroll Turbocharger and GDI Technology
The 2013 Veloster Turbo features a highly-advanced 1.6-litre turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 rpm to 4,500 rpm on regular fuel. Despite producing 46-percent more power than its naturally-aspirated counterpart, the Veloster Turbo is estimated to consume just 7.5 L/100km in the city and 5.2 L/100km on the highway when equipped with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. Hyundai’s 1.6-litre Gamma T-GDI engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) and the GDI system, provides near-instantaneous power delivery with minimal turbo lag.
Hyundai’s twin-scroll turbocharger uses a unique, industry-first design to maximize performance and durability. In the Veloster Turbo, the stainless steel exhaust manifold and turbocharger housing are cast together in a one-piece design. The upshot of this patented design is a drastic reduction in weight and cost paired with improved durability for the turbocharger housing.
Also contributing to the impressive performance of Veloster Turbo is Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). By precisely injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber at pressures of up to 2,175 psi, GDI allows for greater control of the fuel mixture at the optimum moment, thus improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven high pressure pump and the piston heads are “dished” to increase combustion efficiency in each cylinder. Utilizing a higher-than-normal 9.5:1 compression ratio, Veloster Turbo generates a best-in-class specific output of 125.6 horsepower per litre.
Six-Speed Manual OR Automatic
To handle the increased power output and support Hyundai’s commitment to making fuel efficient vehicles, Veloster Turbo is matched to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic transmission. The manual transmission features a wider gear ratio spread than the one found in the naturally aspirated Veloster (5.71 vs. 5.25) to better distribute the turbocharged engine’s additional torque.
The Veloster Turbo can also be paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters. This transmission replaces the standard Veloster’s fuel economy-focused EcoShift DCT as it can better handle the increased torque output from the turbo engine. The gear ratio spread on the automatic transmission is slightly narrower than the DCT (6.0 vs. 6.38) in order to keep the engine in its power band when changing gears.
Aggressive new exterior styling
A bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts, and new dynamic rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents in the lower fascia give the Veloster Turbo a more aggressive appearance and superior aerodynamic stability relative to the standard naturally-aspirated model. To satisfy enthusiasts, the Turbo variant’s larger centre-mounted dual exhaust outlets provide both a sportier look and a more robust sound. The Veloster Turbo’s new projector headlamps each incorporate eight individual LED accents for a unique lighting signature. A new 18-inch alloy wheel design with chrome inserts rounds out the list of exterior modifications.
Complementing the aggressive appearance is the finely tuned suspension setup of the Veloster. Veloster Turbo features a quicker ratio steering rack than the standard car and a revised steering calibration to match, both providing drivers with precise steering feedback and control while cornering. To ensure Veloster Turbo has confident stopping ability to match its increased power, the ventilated front brake rotors have been enlarged by 20 mm (300 mm) relative to the standard car.
All Velosters are fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension incorporating coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, and a 24 mm front stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a light-weight V-Beam torsion axle with coil springs and monotube shock absorbers. The rear suspension’s integrated 23 mm stabilizer bar braces the torsion arms for greater stiffness and increased control over body roll.
World-Class Weight Efficiency
World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. The benefit of weight reduction is two-fold, increasing both performance and fuel economy. At an estimated curb weight of just 1,255 kg, Veloster is 62 kg lighter than the Honda Civic Si Coupe and 121 kg lighter than the Volkswagen GTI. This priority on weight efficiency allows the Veloster Turbo to deliver a dynamic combination of agility, performance, and fuel efficiency.
Advanced Standard Safety Technologies
Veloster is equipped with an exceptional level of standard safety features for the compact coupe segment. A Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system optimally manages the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to help the driver maintain control of the vehicle in slippery conditions or during fast cornering. Should the vehicle lose traction, VSM can deliver up to eight Newton-meters of counter-steering effort to help keep it on the road. A Traction Control System (TCS) is also included.
Veloster features six airbags including dual front, seat-mounted front-impact, and side curtains. A state-of-the-art four-wheel disc braking package provides confident stopping ability. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) features Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). EBD evaluates the impact of the vehicle’s load on weight distribution and adjusts braking force accordingly between the front and rear axles. In a panic stop situation, Brake Assist ensures maximum braking force is applied. As noted, all of these safety features are standard equipment.
Manufacturer's Suggested Price List:
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Trim Trans. Price
Veloster Turbo 6MT $25,999
Veloster Turbo 6AT $27,249