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Video: New Hyundai Veloster Turbo prototype spotted

Hyundai has been spotted test driving a prototype version of the updated Veloster SR Turbo at the Nurburgring. Is Hyundai planning something a bit more serious for the update?

2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo prototype

Testing a vehicle at the Nurburgring usually means the company is quite focused on honing the handling and dynamics of the car. Hyundai only recently opened up a workshop right next to the iconic circuit so it can further develop its cars and components.

We can’t see much in the video in terms of cosmetic changes for the new version. It’ll likely come with a slightly more aggressive front spoiler setup and a chunkier rear diffuser to help extract air from beneath the car at speeds.

Under the bonnet the same 1.6-litre direct-injected turbo is expected to remain. There has been some rumour that Hyundai might boost it somewhat to produce more than the current 150kW and 265Nm. Giving it more in the power department would help ensure it is evenly matched with other hot hatches on the market.

It is only early days yet so we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime click play on the video below, provided by worldcarfans YouTube channel, for a preview of what to expect.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.