Hyundai America, unofficially, announced pricing of the new Veloster Turbo. The car will start at $21,500, excluding $760 destination charge.
So the showroom price will be $22,280, which is still pretty good for a trendy coupe powered by 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine, developing 201 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1750 – 4500 rpm, especially as it is estimated to deliver 27 mpg city and best-in-class 38 mpg highway for manual transmission models.
The Veloster Turbo will be available in Matte Gray paint and gets a set of 18-inch gray wheels. It also features sport-tuned McPherson strut front suspension, coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 24 mm diameter front stabilizer. The rear suspension is a light-weight V-torsion beam, a Hyundai-first with an integrated 23 mm stabilizer bar.
Inside, full leather seats with the word “Turbo” stitched into the seatbacks help deliver a unique look and provide exceptional support and comfort. An exclusive Supervision Cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version. The center stack and controls also resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate a push-button starter and alloy pedals.
The car also excels in terms of value for money. We’re looking at an instant hit here. If you don’t need the extra power and garnish of the Turbo, you can get the standard Velo for $18,060.