In a tweet from the US chief, the Veloster will receive the turbocharged direct injected 1.6L.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Oct. 31, 2011
2012 Hyundai Veloster with the 1.6L GDI - $17,300 (+ $760 D&H) to start and 28/40 mpgUS city/highway with the 6-speed stick.
Remember our recent story on the The Story behind Hyundai’s Upcoming Direct Injected 1.6L With A “T” for Turbo
and of course maybe 10 to 15 stories on the Veloster itself including 2012 Hyundai Veloster Pricing and Video Preview
? A basic forum search revels 75 different threads with the Veloster mentioned so we have discussed it more than a few times
The 1.6L T-GDI
The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine, which was developed over a period of 52 months and cost slightly over 60-million USD, achieves the best performance figures in its class where the sub and compact competition is the toughest. This engine dances on the graves of its formidable rivals with an unheard of 204HP and 195 lb-ft of torque at just 1,750 rpm!
And it will easily meet California’s ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) standard, known as the most stringent in the world and be so far beyond Euro 5 it is not be worth another sentence.
The Veloster is an interesting take on the 3 door coupe with a small rear entry door placed on the passenger side of the vehicle. Like all recent Hyundai’s, the Veloster equipped with the1.6L GDI and 6-speed MT provides its owner with a 40 mpgUS highway rating. Unfortunately, the “EcoShift” with the six speed manual pulls back from the Hyundai mantra of 40 mpg for everyone with 29/38/32 city/highway/combined mpgUS rating when equipped with the 6-speed Automatic DCT.
Veloster delivers standard features such as a unique third door for easy rear-seat access, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, Pandora internet radio, 7” touch-screen display, new 1.6L Gasoline-Direct-Injected (GDI) I4 and six-speed transmission.
2012 Hyundai Veloster Pricing
Veloster||1.6L GDI I4||Six-speed MT||$17,300|
Veloster||1.6L GDI I4||Six-speed AT Dual Clutch||$18,550|
D&H of $760 is not included.
The Veloster combines design elements of a coupe and the functionality of a hatchback, while incorporating an additional passenger-side rear door for uncompromised rear-seat access.
In the digital age, buyers expect to be connected all times, so Veloster comes standard with a multi-function seven-inch touch-screen display, Gracenote display technology with voice recognition and Pandora internet radio capability.
To assist in fuel savings, Veloster with the MT weighs just 2,584 lbs. In addition to advancements in fuel economy, the advanced 1.6L GDI engine produces 138 horsepower, which gives it the best specific output in its class.
Combining the two and you have…
Well, it is almost to hot to handle!
From the exact tweet:
@hyundai: It's official. Veloster Turbo is coming. More details in January at the Detroit Auto Show. ^jfk
I do not think I need to mention who ^jfk is but if you do not know, he’s big within the North American Hyundai corporation.
And with that tweet, those expecting sports car performance will eventually receive it. Enthusiasts amongst us that simply think the Veloster is a unique and “better mousetrap” with excellent FE potential get to enjoy the show.
The Veloster “T” is going to be a little fire breather with that 1.6L T-GDI installed. And if geared taller with the new found HP and torque addition, may even maintain its 40 mpg highway rating too