Hyundai is going to officially unveil the 2013 Veloster Turbo tomorrow, but for now here’s some of the basic info and a few photos to hold you over until the embargo is officially lifted. The standard Veloster is powered by a 138 horsepower 1.6L, but the Veloster Turbo adds an extra 63 horsepower for a total 201 horsepower and 196 lb-ft. of torque. Even with the extra power, the Veloster Turbo still gets 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The turbocharged 1.6L can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The Veloster Turbo gives Hyundai a direct competitor to the VW GTI and Honda Civic Si. At 2,800 pounds the Veloster Turbo is 234 pounds lighter than the VW GTI, which gives it a better power-to-weight ratio.
To set it apart from the lesser power Veloster, the Veloster Turbo gets a more aggressive face, side skirts, wider fenders, a new rear bumper with oval tailpipes and V-rated 18-inch performance tires.
The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo will arrive this summer. Come back tomorrow for all the official info.