As we know that Hyundai has been touting with a turbocharged version of the Hyundai Veloster in Europe, but we didn’t expect it to be in the U.S. anytime soon. Luckily, there is good news that there will be a turbo version Hyundai Veloster coming soon as the 2013 model for the U.S.
Hyundai has unofficially announced that the new 2013 Hyundai Veloster turbo will be available in the summer of 2012 with a starting price at around $21,500 – $22,280, not including the $760 destination charge. That puts the 2013 Hyundai Veloster turbo to about $4,205 more than a base Veloster.
The new 2013 Hyundai Veloster turbo, of course, will be more powerful than the standard version. It will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing about 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual gearbox. Of course, to fully appreciate the power of a turbocharger, it is better to get a 6-speed manual gearbox on this little 3-door hatchback. In addition to the power upgrade, it also gets a more aggressive aero kit with a revised front fascia and a new set of wheels.
Although the pricing of the 2013 Hyundai Veloster turbo is not set in concrete, but if it sticks, it will be an attractive price indeed. Now the question is, which will you choose from: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, 2012 Ford Focus, Kia Cee’d, or Mazda3 hatchback?
Compared to the standard Veloster $17,450 starting price, the Veloster Turbo bumps up to $22,725 (with destination), which is a reasonable price compared to other models in its segment. Add the Ultimate Package and the exclusive matte paint job, and you’re looking at about $26,225. Opting for an automatic transmission will add another $1,000 on top of that.
The 2013 Veloster Turbo is the hatchback has plentiful power and practical interior space, and an affordable price range. In addition, the performance-oriented small car has great fuel economy as well.