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Hyundai Veloster Turbo arrives early

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Hyundai Veloster Turbo - first photos

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo will arrive officially later today at the Detroit Motor Show, but we already have the first photos of Hyundai’s hot hatch.

Apart from the daft looking Hyundai Hexa Space that turned up at Delhi last week, all Hyundai’s latest offerings have been pretty much on the money, none more so than the very convincing Veloster. But there was just one thing we didn’t like about the new Veloster – it’s lack of oomph. But that’s been solved with the arrival of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

Due to be revealed officially later today at the Detroit Auto Show, we now have the first official photos of the Veloster Turbo, and as far as we can see Hyundai are on the money again with their performance version of the Veloster.

With the new 1.6 litre Hyundai turbo engine we revealed back in October, the Veloster Turbo gets 201bhp to row along a comparatively lightweight (1270kg) coupe, which should make for some interesting comparisons withy stuff like the Golf GTI and Focus ST. And it looks good too.

Hyundai has given the Veloster Turbo a new front grill and bumper, a set of meaty-looking oval tail pipes and. it would appear, a more butch set of sills. It’s not over the top, but enough to make the Turbo look more purposeful than the regular Veloster.

There will be more detail when the Veloster Turbo arrives later at Detroit, but it’s looking promising.

Update: We now have a full gallery of Veloster Turbo photos after Hyundai officially revealed their hot Veloster.

(17 photos – click any thumbnail for full size)

By Cars UK