Hyundai Veloster Turbo will reportedly pack 208 horsepower

Reports suggest that an upcoming Turbo variant of the Hyundai Veloster will pack a 208 horsepower punch under the hood.

Inside Line managed to get confirmation that a turbocharged version of the car will indeed exist back in January when the car made its world debut in Detroit. However, no details beyond that were released, and while this still isn’t official, Hyundai-Blog now claims that the Veloster Turbo will come with a 1.6L T-GDI four-cylinder engine developing 208 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

The engine will be a turbocharged version of what is currently found in the 2012 Hyundai Accent, and the Korean-market Avante. A twin-scroll turbocharger will be used to improve engine response and performance, while increasing efficiency at low engine speeds, and therefore decreasing emissions. The engine could also make its way into the 2013 Hyundai ix30 and next-gen Kia cee’d.

Hyundai-Blog claims that Hyundai will be making an official announcement at the New York International Auto Show later this month. We’ll be on the lookout.

Source: Hyundai-Blog via Inside Line

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