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Old 11-15-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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Just read that Kia and Hyundai are debuting their new engine in the 2015 models. In the forte, this engine produces 201 hp and 195 lb/ft torque. Has anyone test drove this engine yet?
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Old 11-15-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
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It's not new, they've been using it in the Veloster Turbo.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Hickory, NC
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The Veloster Turbo does indeed have that 1.6L engine. It's still not that quick unfortunately.

Ford has a similar setup already in the Fiesta ST. 1.6L turbo inline 4 "rated" at 197HP, 212 lb/ft. However dyno numbers lead people to believe that Ford underrated the power slightly. A tune & exhaust can get the HP rating up closer to ~240 and torque to ~280-290.

The Focus ST has the 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo rated at 252HP and 270 lb/ft. Both the Focus and the Fiesta are quicker cars than the Veloster.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Veloster Turbo does indeed have that 1.6L engine. It's still not that quick unfortunately.

Ford has a similar setup already in the Fiesta ST. 1.6L turbo inline 4 "rated" at 197HP, 212 lb/ft. However dyno numbers lead people to believe that Ford underrated the power slightly. A tune & exhaust can get the HP rating up closer to ~240 and torque to ~280-290.

The Focus ST has the 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo rated at 252HP and 270 lb/ft. Both the Focus and the Fiesta are quicker cars than the Veloster.
The VT is stupid slow. It shouldn't have a flashy "Turbo" badge on it.

I'd think the Fiesta ST's were great if they weren't so expensive. I've seen one of those little guys move out.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
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The VT is stupid slow. It shouldn't have a flashy "Turbo" badge on it.

I'd think the Fiesta ST's were great if they weren't so expensive. I've seen one of those little guys move out.
Well, "turbo" doesn't necessarily mean "fast." But Hyundai engines do seems slower than they should be though, even compared to peaky Japanese engines, much less torquey European and American engines.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:33 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Well, "turbo" doesn't necessarily mean "fast." But Hyundai engines do seems slower than they should be though, even compared to peaky Japanese engines, much less torquey European and American engines.
Probably some kind of throttle lag to keep from eating trans replacements under warranty.

Throttle lag ?
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Probably some kind of throttle lag to keep from eating trans replacements under warranty.

Throttle lag ?
No.

They're just slow. And I'm talking about wide open throttle.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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How is the build quality and reliability of the Ford Fiesta ST? Has Ford finally kicked the "fix or repair daily" mockery?
Realized downsizing can be a good thing. But I still believe in the driving experience.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Looking for a car? I own a '14 Jetta with a 1.8 turbo. It picks up for a car in the same class as focuses and corollas.
Ford has increased their refinement dramatically since the Found on road dead days.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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The VT is stupid slow. It shouldn't have a flashy "Turbo" badge on it.

I'd think the Fiesta ST's were great if they weren't so expensive. I've seen one of those little guys move out.
Agreed.It's comical because all veloster owners really do think they have a sports car,turbo or not.Same goes with corolla s drives.
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