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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Spy Shots

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One of our sleuth spy photographers has caught the upcoming turbocharged version of the Hyundai Veloster sports coupe undergoing final testing in several locations around Europe.

Its sighting reaffirms Hyundai U.S. chief John Krafcik’s comments that the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next January.

It will share the spotlight with another anxiously awaited Hyundai product, the refreshed 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

A turbocharged version of the standard Veloster’s 1.6-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine should deliver upwards of 204 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, putting the Veloster Turbo in prime Volkswagen GTI and MINI Cooper John Cooper Works territory. The standard model puts out just 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque.

The prototype also appears to pick up a new exhaust system, with circular dual tips replacing the squarer shaped ones on the standard model. Aggressively styled bumpers and flared wheel arches also dominate the prototype. Expect huge intakes and a nasty exhaust growl to accompany the new Veloster Turbo when it finally arrives.

Hyundai isn’t giving us release dates just yet but we’d expect to see the turbocharged Veloster on dealer lots by mid-year 2012. In the meantime, click here for all the details on the regular 2012 Hyundai Veloster.
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  1. I want to know what price point this will start at. This sounds like it will be a fun car, something that I would almost consider owning.
     
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  2. Pricing: Lower than Honda CR-Z, Mini Cooper and Scion tC. Higher than Mazda 2.

    Base, Preferred (my choice) and Technology packages: http://www.veloster.org/forum/8-hyundai-veloster-general-discussion-forum/916-veloster-packages-dealer.html

    Personally, I can't justify waiting and paying extra for the power of the turbo gasoline engine, resulting in lower mpg, when electric vehicles with a 100+ mile range can be charged for $2-$3 per night. I'll be very happy hanging onto the 30/40 mpg introductory model Veloster for the next few years while the electric vehicles' range increases, their prices drop and the cabins become more comfortable in adverse weather.
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  3. Pricing will be available in less than 3 weeks.
    Velosters will arrive at West coast dealerships in 3-4 weeks.
    Per Hyundai's Aug 8th Sales Release:
    "The 2012 Hyundai Accent will be the fourth nameplate in the Hyundai lineup delivering 40 MPG on the highway, including the Sonata Hybrid, Elantra and Veloster, due to arrive in dealerships in a few weeks."
    -- He is referring to the Veloster, as the 2012 Accents have already been at the dealerships.)
    Link to Hyundai's Sales/Press releases: http://www.hyundainews.com/Corporate_News/Sales_Releases/
     
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  4. That mouth is absolutely hideous, looks like a big fish to me. I hope this isnt translated to the final production version.
     
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  5. I believe if you look at the current Veloster, you'll see its the same mouth. There's just part of the grill not installed on this veloster. I thought the same looking mouth on the new Sonata Hybrid looked muscular but many friends tell me it doesn't look anywhere near as nice as the regular Sonata's mouth/face.
     
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