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    2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Starts At $21,950*


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    June 6, 2012

    Hyundai has finally revealed pricing on the 2013 Veloster Turbo. When it hits dealers later this month, it will carry a base price of $21,950 (*Excluding $775 destination charge).

    You might be wondering where the $1,600 increase over the regular Veloster is. It's in there, but you have to factor in all of the added standard equipment which includes a 1.6L turbocharged inline-four, producing 201 HP and 194 pound-feet of torque, a six-speed manual, ground effects kit, LED taillamps, unique front fascia, and heated leather seats with power lumbar support.

    Can't drive a stick? A six-speed automatic with paddles will cost $1,000. The cool matte grey paint that is only available on the Veloster Turbo; that is also $1,000.

    For an extra $2,500, you can get 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.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2013 VELOSTER PRICING

    New Affordable Turbo Model with Aggressive Design adds more appeal to Innovative Sport Coupe

    COSTA MESA, Calif., June 6, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for the 2013MY Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo, with a new 1.6-liter, 201 horsepower, direct-injected twin-scroll turbocharged engine, aggressive bodykit and other unique features. Veloster Turbo's starting price of $21,950 includes the high-output turbo powertrain, unique body kit, front heated leather sport seats, tuned exhaust, sport-tuned steering, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlight accents and taillights, and a variety of turbo model interior design elements.

    The 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the Veloster Turbo produces an impressive 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm with regular fuel. Veloster Turbo also delivers a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and its engine offers best-in-class specific output. Hyundai's 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with direct injection, results in near-instantaneous power delivery and minimal turbo lag. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but Hyundai has brought this technology into much more affordable models like Veloster. Veloster Turbo is estimated to deliver 26 mpg city and a best-in-class 38 mpg highway for manual transmission models.

    From a bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts and new rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents in the lower fascia, Veloster Turbo design differentiates itself with aggressive design cues relative to the base model. Enthusiasts will also notice the Veloster Turbo will be available in a Hyundai-first Matte Gray paint. In addition, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts completes the Veloster Turbo's appearance. From the front, Veloster Turbo also reveals headlight LED accents. Hyundai designers have replaced the Veloster's trapezoidal center exhaust with two large round exhaust tips. This free-flowing exhaust design gives the engine a more robust sound, which will delight enthusiasts.

    Inside, leather seats with Turbo-embroidered stitching in the seatbacks deliver a sporty appearance and provide both exceptional support and comfort. A turbo-exclusive electroluminescent gauge cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format, with two TFT screens located between the tachometer and the speedometer. Even more, heated front sport seats are also standard on the Turbo version. Veloster Turbo also incorporates race-inspired push-button start and alloy pedals as standard equipment.

    2013 TURBO MODEL EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS

    New 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine

    In-house developed six-speed automatic or manual transmissions

    Horsepower: 201 at 6,000 RPM

    Best-in-class highway fuel economy estimated at 38 mpg (M/T)

    Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter

    Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp

    Sport-tuned intake and exhaust note

    Sport-tuned steering

    Unique front fascia, fog lights and ground effects

    Hyundai-first Matte Gray paint and Elite White Pearl for Turbo models

    Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts

    Projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents

    Side mirrors with turn signal indicators

    Unique LED taillights

    Electroluminescent gauge cluster

    Leather seating surfaces with driver's lumbar support

    Heated front sport seats

    Turbo-exclusive standard Graphite Black interior w/Blue Accents

    Turbo headliner graphics

    Veloster (1.6L GDI Engine)

    6-Speed Manual Transmission

    $17,450

    Veloster (1.6L GDI Engine)

    6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission

    $18,700

    Veloster Turbo (1.6L Turbocharged Engine)

    6-Speed Manual Transmission

    $21,950

    Veloster Turbo (1.6L Turbocharged Engine)

    6-Speed Automatic Trans. w/ SHIFTRONIC®

    $22,950

    Freight Charges for the 2013MY Veloster are $775.

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    These are all over the place in NJ. There are 2 black ones within a few blocks of my house. I can't turn the corner without getting my eyes raped by these horrific little things.

    Hyundai has supassed Toyota as my most despised car company with thier "multiple size, one melted deisgn" design language.

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