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

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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