While we don’t know which turbocharged engine Hyundai will use, the carmaker unveiled a new 204-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine last month at the Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, according to Autoblog.com. An engine like that would be a big step up from 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder currently found in the Veloster. We think the Veloster handles well, but it only offers adequate power delivery. Forced induction could be just what the doctor ordered.
We’ll have more details come January.