There’s been a bit of scuttlebutt lately over just how much the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo will cost when it goes on sale later this month. It’s time to put all of the rumors and reports to rest, though – the numbers have just been released, and the turbocharged Veloster is officially priced at $21,950, not including *$775 for destination.
That represents a $2,500 increase over a naturally aspirated Veloster with the manual transmission and style package – a $19,450 car. As we reported earlier, the turbocharged engine itself represents a $1,600 price increase, and the rest of the added cost comes from a host of standard equipment including heated leather seats with power lumbar support, a ground effects kit, LED taillamps, and of course, that unique front fascia.
A six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters is available for an additional $1,000. And that awesome matte gray paint? That’ll be $1,000, too (contrary to what we were told previously). If you want the Ultimate Package – which includes a panoramic sunroof, backup warning sensors, automatic headlights, a navigation system with rearview camera and a 115-volt power outlet – be prepared to shell out an extra $2,500, regardless of transmission. All-in, a fully loaded Veloster Turbo with the automatic transmission will set you back a cool $25,450 (not including destination).
The 2013 Veloster Turbo uses a new 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four, good for 201 horsepower and 194 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai says that when equipped with a manual transmission and running on regular unleaded fuel, the Veloster Turbo will achieve fuel economy numbers of 26/38/30 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined). Stay tuned for our full driving impressions in the coming weeks.
UPDATE: Hyundai’s official release has been added below.