The Veloster is getting a horsepower boost for 2013 with a new Turbo model joining the lineup. Hyundai has just released pricing, and the hot little hatchback is going to start from $22,725 including destination.
The base price of a Veloster Turbo is $4,500 more than the base naturally aspirated Veloster. For that extra cash you get heated leather seats with lumbar support, electroluminescent gauges, projector headlights with LED accents, 18-inch wheels, a body kit with unique front fascia, LED taillights, a sport tuned suspension, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
Opt for the ultimate package on the Veloster Turbo for $2,500 and you'll get a panoramic sunroof, navigation system, rear backup camera, backup sensors, automatic headlights, and a 115 volt outlet.
We must admit the panoramic sunroof is one of our favorite features on our six-month road test Veloster.
A quick refresh on the Veloster Turbo: There's a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque sent to the front wheels; a six-speed manual transmission is standard while a six-speed automatic transmission (not the DCT) is available for an extra $1,000. Fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission.
The Veloster Turbo will be available in dealerships later this fall. Until then, be sure to read our full review of the non-Turbo model and keep up to date with all the latest updates regarding our six-month road test Veloster.