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Hyundai to Add Turbo Veloster

Move will add a major pump in performance.

by on Nov.01, 2011

The ARK Veloster debuting at SEMA provides a hint of what Hyundai will deliver with the Turbo Veloster.

Hyundai will pump up the new Veloster, the quirky little hatchback it recently introduced, with a turbocharger that will bump up its horsepower by nearly 50%.

The Veloster has become the latest in a string of strong products from the Korean brand, but if critics had any complaint about the unusual 3-door+1 design it was the Hyundai Voloster’s anemic little 1.6-liter gasoline engine, which currently makes just 138 horsepower.  (Click Here for TheDetroitBureau.com’s review of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster.)

Hyundai is hoping this move will resolve that complaint.

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The twin-scroll turbo will increase the horsepower of the Veloster’s inline-four engine to 207 hp, John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, revealed during the annual SEMA Show, an aftermarket extravaganza in Las Vegas.  Hyundai is signaling the possibilities of a performance spin-off of the hatchback with the ARK Performance Veloster, a customized one-off that uses a twin-scroll turbo to squeeze 210 hp out of the hatchback.

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