2012 Hyundai Veloster starts at $17,300 according to its tweet


Hyundai has certain taken advantage of the social media. It announced yesterday the starting price of the new 2012 Veloster on its Twitter account, which will start at $17,300. Hyundai also stated that full pricing details will be coming later this week.

Here are the tweets:

“Stay tuned for full Veloster pricing info later this week. But here’s the best part: The well-equipped Veloster starts at just $17,300.”

“Full pricing details coming later this week, but a very well-equipped Veloster will start at just $17,300. Arrives in Sept.”

From our previous posts, we know that the new 2012 Veloster will be offered with a 1.6-liter engine producing about 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque, and it is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard or a 6-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission. It is expected that this powertrain will provide a fuel economy rating of 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

Update: 8/24/2011

Just as we wrote this article a few hours ago, Hyundai has officially released full pricing and specifications for the new 2012 Veloster. The base model starts at $17,300 plus $760 for destination charges. Optional equipment includes the paddleshift dual-clutch transmission for an extra $1,250; the Style package comes with 18-inch alloys, panoramic roof, premium audio and leather seats for $2,000; and Tech Package with new 18-inch alloy wheel, navigation with rearview camera, proximity key and push-button adds another $2,000.

As for the the fuel economy ratings, theĀ 2012 Hyundai Veloster is rated at 28 city/40 hwy/32 miles per gallon combined with a six-speed manual transmission and 29/38/32 with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. For more details, check out the press release below.

Source: Hyundai Tweeter