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William Maley

Hyundai News:2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo To Only Cost Slightly More

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William Maley

Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

June 5, 2012

UPDATE: Yeah, about the under $20,000 pricetag for the Veloster Turbo.. That appears to be bunk.

The Truth About Cars got a hold of Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik asking to clarify the $1600 increase. Krafcik said the Veloster Turbo will add $1600 to the cost the Veloster, but with all of the added equipment, the price tag will be over $20,000. We'll see how much over $20,000 tomorrow.

As for the Inside Line story, that has pulled a disappearing act. Click on the link and it will take you to a page not found.

The orginal story follows below.

William Maley

Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

June 4, 2012

The Hyundai Veloster has been praised for its outlandish looks and is selling each one that comes off the truck. One complaint the funky car has been getting is the lack of oomph. Hyundai has shown the fix earlier this year at NAIAS with the new Veloster Turbo. Now, we've gotten a clue of what the Turbo model will cost.

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik revealed to Inside Line that Veloster Turbo will be $1,600 more than the base Veloster. The base Veloster starts at $18,075 (Includes $775 destination charge), meaning the Turbo model will be under the $20,000 mark.

"There is lots of equipment difference between the base Veloster and the base Veloster Turbo," Krafcik said to Inside Line.

The Veloster Turbo comes with a 1.6L DI turbo-four producing 201 HP, leather seats, and Hyundai's BlueLink communications setup. Available will be a ‘ultimate’ package which gets you a panoramic glass roof and a matte gray paint job.

Hyundai will release pricing on the Veloster Turbo on Wednesday.

Source: Inside Line

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Neat vehicle, but in its own way it lacks finesse....

Several other small vehicles I like better, actually....

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FAPTurbo    1,093

Sounds like a good package, I'd like to see something like this as a Chevy.

Agreed. This is a type of vehicle Chevy needs now (Tru 140s?) to appeal to younger customers. Heck, Pontiac should've had something like this ~5-7 years ago as a modern day Fiero.

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loki    287

if nothing else it'll add more excitement to the c,d,e size cars...somewhere in there...

it is slightly more hp/l than the LNF.... wonder what the torque curve looks like...

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regfootball    250

it is an interesting vehicle but I'd rather they do the 4 door coupe on each side.

at least it has power now. the interior is really neat.

Give em credit for making a sporty affordable ride. Still has some of that Hyundai cheapness going on though.

I've read that the base car isn't a whole lot of fun.

I can see my sister getting a Veloster when she trades in her 03 Elantra GT someday.

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dfelt    1,868

Ugly car, cheap interior, blah driving performance. What else can one expect for a sub $20,000 car.

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pow    106

Eh, I test drove a non-turbo one with a manual and thought it was a POS. Looks good but drives like an Accent. An econobox with interesting styling.

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