New Veloster hits roads next month

New Veloster hits roads next month

The new Hyundai Veloster Turbo is set for release next month, with excited drivers already signing up to take it for a test drive.

The 184bhp turbocharged version of the distinctive Veloster coupe, which has one door on one side and two on the other, will be priced at £21,995.

Set to hit the road on September 24, the sporty Turbo comes with a reassuring five-year, unlimited mileage guarantee, although drivers will of course still requirebreakdown cover for emergencies.

With firmer dampers to help aid body control, the Turbo has a top speed of 133mph and can do 0-62mph in a speedy 8.4 seconds.

The new model is also the first of Hyundai's vehicles to include the 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger.

The Veloster Turbo has CO2 emissions of 157g/km and a fuel economy of 40.9mpg.

Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, said: "The Veloster Turbo SE brings an extra helping of dynamism, excitement and emotional appeal to our refreshed model line-up."

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