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Published on January 9th, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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New Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai has today unveiled a new turbocharged version of the Veloster at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The turbo is a twin-scroll, and is mounted to the four-cylinder, 1.6 litre engine seen in the standard Veloster.

It produces 201 bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque, which isn’t quite as hot-hatch as the Ford Focus RS, but is none the less a lot through the front wheels, especially when you consider the normal car has only 138 bhp and 123 lb-ft of torque.

Two gearboxes are available: a six speed manual and a six speed dual-clutch automatic.

The suspension and dampening systems have been reworked to the setup is now a lot stiffer, but not ridiculously so – it is after all a family car.

Other modifications include adjustments to the exhaust system, which as well as helping to offer more power , makes the Veloster Turbo more vocal.

There is a new, more aggressive front bumper and rear spoiler, and twin central exhaust pipes and 18 inch wheels are included as standard, as well as daytime LED running lights.

Customers can opt for a special matte grey paint, unique to the Veloster Turbo.

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