Go-fast version of the South Korean brand's "look-at-me" small car adds some zest to the recipe.
Koreans like their food hot. Kim chi, chilli fish, pepper sauce. But the nation isn’t renowned for producing hot hatches.
Until now. The new Hyundai Veloster Turbo will take on the established hot-hatch/affordable sports car crowd with a 1.6-litre turbocharged unit that pumps out 50 per cent more power (155kW) and almost 60 per cent more torque (265Nm).
And it makes for a tasty dish.
Unlike some turbos, which tend to produce their power in an unwieldy rush, the engine offers linear, progressive power delivery, and finds its most enthralling point from 4000-6000 rpm, wailing from under the bonnet and pushing all the way to the red line. The sound of the engine is also much more appealing than in regular non-turbo model, with a nice intake whistle and a purposeful mid-range purr from under the bonnet.
Check out the full story, and the video review at Hyundai Veloster Turbo sports coupe first drive review