The 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE is the first vehicle to feature Hyundai’s 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger. In addition to that the power output has been boosted and the low end torque has also been increased.
On the performance side It develops 186PS (184bhp) and 195lb ft (265Nm) of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission featuring wider gear ratios. This delivers a top speed of 133 mph and acceleration from 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds. Maximum torque is delivered between 1,500rpm and 4,500rpm and the benefit is a more engaging and responsive drive. Firmer dampers ensure improved body control.
As with all Hyundai powertrain offerings, efficiency has been maximised so in spite of increased performance, the Veloster Turbo SE offers CO2 emissions of just 157g/km with fuel economy of 40.9mpg on the combined cycle.
On checking out the the outer side of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE we saw that the standard car’s unique with 1+2 door layout but with the addition of visual enhancements designed to give the car an even more athletic and purposeful look.
The front bumper, radiator grille and front fog lights are new to the 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE. The rear also benefits from a revised bumper, which includes a new fog lamp design plus round twin exhausts and diffuser. A longer and wider rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light is included in the visual changes along with a red “Turbo” nameplate on the bottom right of the bootlid.
The Veloster Turbo SE offers new 18-inch alloy wheel designs with chrome inserts. These are complemented by a moulded side sill, which gives it a low and sporty stance. Three colour options will be available for the Turbo SE namely White Crystal (Solid), Phantom Black (Pearl) and another Hyundai-first a Matt Grey finish.
While on the inside, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE also receives a standard specification to make it the ultimate version in the Veloster range.
It features re-designed leather seats with grey panels, with the “Turbo” nomenclature embossed on the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The driver’s seat is electrically adjustable with lumbar support.
Hyundai’s 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, incorporating media centre and reverse parking camera with parking guidance, comes as standard. With navigation, buyers also receive an upgraded eight-speaker sound system including amplifier and subwoofer.
As far as the Warranty is concerned,the 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE is backed by the manufacturer’s fully transferable 5 Year Triple Care assurance package. This includes a five year unlimited mileage warranty, five years free roadside assistance and five years vehicle health checks.
Prices and specs for the Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE have been announced. They are suppose to Arrive in the UK showrooms on 24 September, the turbocharged 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE coupe will cost from £21,995.
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