That’s probably why the model has seen such success in the short time it has been released. Both the turbo and the normally-aspirated engines have proven popular with the public.
They love the Veloster turbo because a lot of power comes out of a relatively small engine and is delivered steadily throughout the range. The normally-aspirated engine is lively and refined, while both engines offer great gas mileage.
Not a company to sit on its laurels, Hyundai has leaked two new body styles for the future. One, the cabriolet is fairly certain, the other, the R-Spec is still only a rumor. We have seen drawings of the drop-top and heard rumblings from the Korean automaker, but still nothing definite.
Rumor has it that Hyundai, while happy with the specs of the Veloster Turbo, know the platform could do more, much more. Given that the 1.6 T-GDI engine delivers 201 hp and 194 lb-ft of torque, any improvement on that is going to be impressive indeed.
Whether the company would change the engine, or push it a little more remains to be seen. Given the conservative configuration of the current turbo engine, it wouldn’t take too much fettling to squeeze a few more horsepower out of it. Add a handling kit, bigger brakes, a body kit and you have a winning formula on your hands.
It’s only speculation at the moment, with rumor being our only source of information. If we hear more, or Hyundai firm up their ideas, you’ll be the first to know!