2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Higher-performance Hyundai Veloster Turbo could be coming soon

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo was unveiled earlier this year and there are rumors that a higher-performance variant could be in the plans from the South Korean automaker.

While we don’t like to report on rumors, it appears there is a good possibility that Hyundai is planning on bringing out a higher-performance version of the popular Veloster turbo in the near future. Motor Authority is reporting that a “recent conversation with an anonymous source close to the matter”, said that Hyundai has left room in the Veloster Turbo lineup for there to be a higher-performance model.

The current Veloster Turbo offers a 1.6-liter turbocharged four cylinder that pumps out a respectable 201 horsepower and 195 lb. ft. of torque. But it’s probably not sporty and fast enough to compete with the Volkswagen GTI or the Mazdaspeed3. The executives at Hyundai are smart enough to know that they will need a faster version of the Veloster turbo to compete with the sporty hot hatches out there.

It could be all by design

Motor Authority reports that the current Veloster Turbo setup is probably by design. The more powerful Veloster Turbo uses the same suspension as the base Veloster with a naturally aspirated engine. The only difference is the Turbo gets 18-inch wheels in place of the standard 17 inch wheels. It is suggested that this was done on purpose by Hyundai engineers, allowing room to offer a higher performance variant.

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