2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 45% More Power, Fun

The most common complaint about the much-loved Hyundai Veloster is its relative lack of power. No more. Behold the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which now offers 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque from their turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Mini, they're coming for ya.

The information we have about the new Hyundai Veloster Turbo is limited and comes from yet another embargo broken by yet another online site (not us). If you don't know what we're talking about the short version of it is this: automakers send out images to certain automotive outlets so they can write about the cars and schedule posts before these journos go out and get plastered on some PR person's dime. The agreement is that these outlets don't release the information until a specific, pre-determined time.

Eventually, someone (usually from a random Eastern European country) leaks a few of these photos online and then those outlets already under the embargo use it as a pretext to get out of their agreement and publish early.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 45% More Power, Fun

This time, we were rewarded with a couple of images and the basic weight/powertrain details. Specifically, we know power is boosted a whole helluva lot from 138 horsepower to 201 horsepower. Torque is also up to 195 lb-ft of torque from the now paltry-seeming 123 lb-ft of torque.

Transmission choices still include the 6-speed manual and automatic. Weight is also up from 2,584 pounds to 2,800 pounds, which puts it lower than the Civic Si Coupe and GTI with comparable power. The projected fuel economy is 27 mpg city and 38 mpg, which blows away the other hot hatches (the best is the 27/35 mpg for the 2012 Cooper S).

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 45% More Power, Fun

We assume there are also enhancements to the suspension (we're not under the embargo, currently, so we honestly have no idea) and there are obviously visual tweaks. More information later when the embargo officially drops.