Just as planned from Hyundai’s previous announcement in 2010, Hyundai plans to roll a turbocharged Hyundai Veloster along with the normal aspirated version. The normal aspirated 2012 Hyundai Veloster is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 138 horsepower, which is more than enough horsepower for this light weight speedster.
From our July 2010 post, the Veloster Turbo will feature a 1.6-liter GDI turbo engine that is capable of producing 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. That is about 70 horsepower more. It is a significant power increase if you look at the light weight 2012 Hyundai Veloster at 2,600 pounds. The new turbo unit came from the current 2012 Hyundai Accent, which also features gasoline direct injection technology to provide greater fuel efficiency.
The normal aspirated 2012 Hyundai Veloster is expected to provide an estimate fuel return of 40 miles per gallon. We expect the turbo version should be around 34 miles per gallon, which is very good for its segment.
Along with the turbo engine, there is a diesel version of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster for the European market as well. In addition, the U.S. may also get a hybrid version in the future.
Source: Hyundai Blog