The range topping 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE is the first vehicle which includes brand's 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger. In addition to that the power output has been boosted and the low end torque increased.

This new trim level model generates 184 hp (135 kW) and 195lb ft (265Nm) of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission featuring wider gear ratios. The top speed here is 133 mph.

Other interesting numbers are revealed through the acceleration time, which from 0 to 62mph is just 8.4 seconds. Maximum torque here is achieved between 1,500rpm and 4,500rpm. In addition to these, the Veloster Turbo SE offers CO2 emissions of just 157g/km with fuel economy of 40.9mpg on the combined cycle.

Furthermore, the improved body control is now possible thanks to the firmer dampers. Exteriorwise, this Veloster Turbo retains the standard car's unique 1+2 door layout but with the addition of visual enhancements.

The latter were designed to give the car even more athletic and purposeful stance. The front bumper, radiator grille and front fog lights are also new to the Turbo. The rear also benefits from a revised bumper with new fog lamp design, round twin exhausts and diffuser.

Next, longer and wider rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light is featured in the visual changes along with a red "Turbo" nameplate on the bottom right of the bootlid. This Hyundai now runs on new 18-inch alloy wheel designs with chrome inserts.

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The exterior trim colors featured here are namely the White Crystal (Solid), Phantom Black (Pearl) and Matt Grey finish. As an option, there is also a tilt and slide Panoramic sunroof available.

The interior of the Veloster Turbo SE features a wide range of standard equipment, which in fact makes it the ultimate model in the Veloster range.

For instance this includes re-designed leather seats with grey panels, with the "Turbo" nomenclature embossed on the driver's and passenger's seats, driver's seat which is electrically adjustable with lumbar support, a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, reverse parking camera with parking guidance, an upgraded eight-speaker sound system including amplifier and subwoofer.

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE is going to be available in showrooms from the end of September priced at £21 995.

Source: Hyundai