Another embargo has fallen by the wayside, at least partially. We have a lot to tell you about the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, but much of it has to wait until the car is revealed tomorrow afternoon at the Detroit Auto Show.

What we can show and tell you, what's already out and about on the Internet, are these three images and the basic specs below.

Note that the standard Veloster's 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine produces only 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque. The extra 63 horsepower afforded by the addition of a turbocharger, among other mechanical upgrades we'll talk about later, makes the Veloster instantly competitive with other sport compacts like the Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si and Mini Cooper S.

Make sure to come back tomorrow afternoon when we call tell you all we know about the 2012 Veloster Turbo, as well as share live images from its debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
  • 201 horsepower / 196 pound-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual or dual clutch transmission
  • 2,800 pounds (up from 2,584 pounds)
  • 27 City / 38 Hwy
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).



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      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's gOing to eat me!!
      jon4than
      • 2 Years Ago
      where did those 200 lb come from? shouldn't it be only a little over? like: + better suspension, other handling, + turbocharger/engine goodies, +luxuries/standard equipment but shouldn't they remove some excess weight for what they add?
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jon4than
        I'm betting this includes the sunroof that's present on all but the base Veloster, bringing that model to 2740 with manual transmission.
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jon4than
        Agreed. I could see an additional 50-100 lbs, due to the turbo and all the necessary plumbing, plus maybe some beefier suspension and chassis components, but an additional 216 lbs? What, is it AWD as well? Unnecessarily heavier than the non-turbo model IMO.
      me
      • 2 Years Ago
      Na thats impossible you couldnt go througg a car wash with a matte finish . Theres a special m3 that came out and they came with a disclaimer
      P.Z. Dawkins
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting how small changes can make a big impact. I love the Veloster, but I'm not liking the Veloster Turbo so much.
      navypond
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Autoblog got the facts wrong. It's not 201 bhp. It's 210bhp.
      helloac
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how the blogs and magazines think they have the wool pulled over our eyes. We all know you know what the car looks like a week before it is unveiled because you have the embargoed pictures... and all of the specs
        Speed3cam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @helloac
        no **** dude - it's called an EMBARGO. The manufacturers give all the outlets the information early but EMBARGO it until a given time. If Autoblog breaks the embargo (leaks the info), they don't get future info early.
          helloac
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Speed3cam
          I know what an embargo is. what i meant to say is that a week before the show, all of the posts say "what can we expect at the show?" when they already know a lot of what's going to be presented... thats all. not a big deal, but i think its funny
        Stirling Matheson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @helloac
        Speaking as someone from a different outlet, we don't always have embargoed pictures... and we sure as hell don't always have specs.
      T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that's hideous! It looks like it was designed using one of those computer programs made to design your own car and some adolescent picked every add-on enhancement possible.
      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's almost "Juke"esque in appearance. And that's not a good thing.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly and still slow. Meh
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        No one has even tested it yet and you are calling it slow? Go away Toyota fanboy. I can see how you are upset though since Hyundai has basically lifted its leg and pissed all over Toyota so far.
          miketim1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Ever heard of the GT86 ? It laughs at this.
        tipdrip215
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        If it had a Toyota, Lexus, or Scion badge on it you wouldn't be able to quit touching yourself once the picture was on your computer screen.
      adam512
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kill it before it lays eggs :P
      MyerShift
      • 2 Years Ago
      What an unfortunate face!
      • 2 Years Ago
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