The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has finally put some power into one of the most attention getting cars on the market. This Hyundai version has been a head turner, but that’s really about all it was, until this new turbo came along to give it a kick in the pants. Now, not only does it turn heads, it will actually take you places with an assertive power that finally matches the aggressive styling due to some forced induction and effort by the Hyundai team.
Critics are saying that the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo styling looks more like a SEMA bound sportster than a compact hot hatch. That along with the fact that it still comes in under $30,000 and has the extra power to match up to its looks, it should give the rest of the hot hatch segment a run for its money in the upcoming sales season. The Veloster Turbo host a 1.6 liter direct injected inline four cylinder with a brand spanking new 18 psi turbocharger to give it some butt by way of 201 horsepower and 195 pound feet of torque. While 201 horses may not sound like a lot in comparison to some of the other sports cars coming out, when they are pulling a little hatch, let’s just say to expect to powerhouse through any highway or byway you want to cruise through. On top of the speed, it gets a respectable 26 city miles per gallon, 38 highway miles per gallon and a combined 30 miles per gallon.
The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is quite roomy too for a compact. There is 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats which have a 50/50 split, so you can take one side down or both for even more space. The video gives a great example of this space in action along with some of the other features that should make this Veloster version a favorite.