We’ve known about the turbocharged version of the Veloster since January, but Hyundai only recently made it official.
Following the announcement on the debut of the North American Velsoter Turbo at the Detroit Motor Show in January of 2012, the company’s Australian arm revealed today that a 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine would join the three-door sport hatchback’s line-up.
The naturally aspirated version of the Veloster will launch in Australia early next year, with the turbo model to follow at a later date.
The Turbo model will get a 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit with a twin-scroll turbocharger, an air guided intercooler, direct fuel injection system and dual CVVT, delivering 204HP at 6,000 rpm and 265Nm (195 lb-ft) at 1,750 rpm.
Hyundai has said that these numbers will slightly differ depending on the market.