The Hyundai Veloster Turbo has appeared on a Hyundai dealer or salesperson’s Facebook page with the caption “New Veloster 1.6 Turbo. Pls pm for more information.” This could hint at a launch that’s just around the corner.

UPDATE: The Hyundai Veloster Turbo is now open for booking ahead of its expected mid-April launch, with an indicative price of RM150,000 on-the-road, inclusive of GST but excluding insurance.

Or not. The turbocharged Veloster was first spotted at JPJ in October 2013, before it appeared at KLIMS 2013 for a public preview. At the motor show, we were told that the coupe with the unique door formation will launch in 2014. There was to be one more sighting after that before all news vanished. We’re well into 2015 now, and there’s no launch invite in our inbox yet. The car reached Thailand in April 2013.

If the image above is legit, we’re set to get the Veloster Turbo in mildly facelifted form. In Korea, the refreshed Veloster Turbo is powered by a 1.6 litre Turbo GDI engine with 204 hp and 270 Nm of torque, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The same engine in the KLIMS showcar had 184 PS, 265 Nm and a six-speed torque converter automatic.

A fast Hyundai with chequered flag racing stripes – what do you think?

Hyundai Veloster Turbo testing in Malaysia

Hyundai Veloster Turbo at KLIMS13