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2013-10-17 10:52

HYUNDAI’S TURBO HERO: SA will (at last) receive a turbo charged Hyundai Veloster in 2014. Fans attending the 2013 Johannesburg motor show can take a look at the new model. Image: HYUNDAI

Hyundai has unveiled its 150kW Veloster Turbo at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show ahead of it being launched locally in 2014. It will be the first model in South Africa with Hyundai’s 1.6 T-GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger.

Gallery: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo


The four-cylinder produces 150kW/265Nm and is mated to either a six-speed manual or auto and can reach 100km/h in 7.8 seconds in manual guise and 7.4 (auto).

In manual guise, fuel consumption is rated at 7.4 liters/100km with emissions of 176g/km, while the auto can deliver 7.8/100km and 187g/km.

The Veloster Turbo has improved steering and is fitted with a MacPherson strut at the front and torsion beam with stabliser bar (a first Hyundai SA) at the rear, coil springs, gas shock-absorbers and a 23mm front stabiliser.


Hyundai South Africa’s marketing director Stanley Anderson said: “The Turbo model in this range further broadens the Veloster’s ‘hero role’ in the Hyundai line-up and provides a very attractive option to our next generation of buyers. With its powerful, high-tech and fuel-efficient features, the Veloster Turbo is the latest innovation in the sport coupe segment.”

The turbo has new front and rear bumpers, grille, fog lights,18” alloys, twin exhausts, diffuser and spoiler with LEDs, along with red Turbo badging at the rear.

The cabin has a higher level of specification which includes redesigned leather seats with grey panels and Turbo badging. While both front seats are heatable, only the driver’s seat is power adjustable with lumbar support.

Standard is Hyundai’s 17.7cm touchscreen, audio system with eight speakers (including a subwoofer), external amplifier and Bluetooth as well as iPod, USB, auxilary ports.

In terms of safety, each Veloster is equipped with six airbags, stability management, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution.

The Veloster Turbo will be sold with a five-year or 90 000km service plan, five-year or 150 000km warranty and five-year or 150 000km roadside assistance.

Pricing will be announced closer to the local launch in 2014.

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