This isn't really shocking news – we've known that Hyundai has been working on a turbocharged version of its new Veloster for quite some time – but it's nice to have official confirmation directly from CEO John Krafcik on the company's Twitter account and via a live announcement at SEMA. The highly anticipated 2013 Veloster Turbo will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January, reportedly alongside a refreshed Genesis Coupe.

The Veloster Turbo will – surprise, surprise – be powered by Hyundai's new 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that was recently announced in Korea. That engine's previously announced spec is 204 horsepower – 66 more horsepower than the standard Veloster's naturally aspirated inline four. Assuming the model gets some other upgrades along with it, the turbocharged hatchback should be a pretty enthusiastic steer.

As for the updated Genesis Coupe, Car and Driver says that Krafcik has confirmed the base 2.0-liter turbo-four and naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 will get power increases (the V6 will likely get the same 333-hp treatment that the 2012 Genesis sedan received), and from the spy shots we've seen, we can expect the coupe's styling to be more akin to that of the smaller Veloster. We'll have the full details come January.


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        Mobis21
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        LOL. Your OCD obsession with the so-called "Snout" is hilarious.
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        Alex
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        Your comments are worse.
        Mobis21
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        I swear, the Veloster is selling like hot cakes that Nippon fan boyz are foaming all over themselves to own one!
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      Tilps
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      all hundays looks like girl cars.
        bobmarley
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        @Tilps
        good to know...I've never seen a hunday
          Synthono
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          @bobmarley
          It appears to be some kind of hotel in the United States. It must be a really weird hotel if it looks like a girl car, never stayed there myself though.
        desinerd1
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        @Tilps
        I thought it was all VWs
        peter
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        @Tilps
        It takes a girl to know one.
        Mobis21
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        @Tilps
        Wow! LOL! How very un-originally clownish. Now back to the Awesome Veloster.
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        Mobis21
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        You are the same poser that is attempting moronic humor and always falling flat, coming across as the mutterings of a foolishly delirious troll.
      Mobis21
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      Awesome news for Veloster fans and prospects. This should satisfy those who crave additional power and performance without breaking the bank!
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        onewayroll
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        The Focus ST will not be quicker than the Mustand V-6.
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        Mobis21
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        LOL. Amazing. This Honduh fan boy is so lost. LOL.
        Efe Qu
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        This is so not true! I have a Veloster and with the A/C ON I can achieve 43 mpg hgw at 55 MPH and with the A/C Off I can achieve 48 mpg!!!! ;o)
      bobmarley
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      The base gencoupe will be twice the car it is now...I would be bummed if I just bought a 2.0T
      montegod7ss
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      If the Genesis Coupe gets the Sonata Turbo engine that will be a good thing. Then it will be up to Ford to put the 4cyl Ecoboost into the Mustang, also a good thing!
        desinerd1
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        @montegod7ss
        and the four cylinder turbo that's coming in 3 Series and Z4, also a good thing.
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        Mobis21
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        You just can't help yourself. No more cat food for you! LOL!
      Fonin
      • 3 Years Ago
      that is nealry 50% increase in output
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