Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE: amazing performance, amazing price

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE will go on sale in the UK on the 24 September priced from £21,995.

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo gets the same great specification, striking looks and innovative 1+2 door combination of the standard Veloster coupé, but if the standard car’s 138bhp and 123lb ft of torque isn’t enough for you, you’re in luck.

Not that the normal 1.6-litre Veloster could ever be called slow, but to the four-cylinder motor Hyundai have bolted on a turbocharger, upping power to 184bhp and torque to a fat 195lb ft.

That means the 0-62mph dash takes just 8.4 seconds, while a 133mph top speed is attainable. It’ll be good on fuel, too. Hyundai has maximised the Veloster Turbo SE’s efficiency meaning the car will deliver 40.9mpg combined with 157g/km CO2 emissions.

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE doesn’t just possess strong performance though. The sleekly styled coupé also boasts a decent standard spec, featuring 18-inch alloys, new leather sports seats – with electric adjustment for the driver – Hyundai’s seven-inch touchscreen sat-nav system and a reversing camera with guidance among the lengthy list of equipment.

There’s also the option of upgrading to an eight-speaker sound system boasting an amplifier and subwoofer.

The standard Veloster is a striking, elegant car. With the power hike however, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE gets a butched-up bodykit to reflect its more grunty engine.

The front bumper is deeper while the radiator grille and fog lights are new for the Veloster Turbo SE. The car also gets deeper side skirts and a chunkier bumper is fitted at the rear, housing twin round tailpipes and a race car inspired diffuser. The all-important ‘Turbo’ nameplate sits proudly on the bootlid too.

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE is available in White Crystal, Phantom Black pearlescent and Matt Grey paint finishes. Together with the body mods, all three give the car a purposeful, sporty stance.

At £21,995, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE is a performance bargain that won’t break the bank to own or run, thanks to its impressive efficiency given the car’s power output.