Hyundai has released pricing on its 2013 Veloster lineup which has expanded to include the newest and most potent version of this hot hatch, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. While the baseline 2013 Veloster with its naturally aspirated 138-horsepower/1.6-liter direct-injected Gamma inline-4 and standard 6-speed manual transmission will open at $18,225, the new Veloster Turbo with a turbocharged version of this sophisticate motivator that makes 201-horses will start at $22,275 when backed with a 6-speed manual or $23,725 when paired with the optional 6-speed Shiftronic automatic. Those bottom-line numbers should give the Veloster Turbo a solid pricing edge on key rivals like the Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI.
In addition to a heady bump in its pony count, those extra dollars go towards covering a load of additional content in the new Veloster Turbo, including its unique body kit and 18-inch alloy wheels, LED accented head/tail lamps, model-specific interior appointments highlighted by leather upholstery, heated front sport seats, alloy pedals and push-button starting as well as a tuned exhaust system and sport-spec steering.
To complement the Veloster Turbo's standard Graphite Black/Blue interior trim, buyers can opt for two exclusive exterior colors: Elite White Pearl and Matte Gray. The latter is Hyundai's first-ever non-gloss paint finish. Also on offer is the Ultimate Package, a combination that brings a navigation system with rearview camera, 115V outlet, panoramic sunroof, rear backup warning sensors and automatic headlights.
Despite having over 40 percent more horsepower than its naturally aspirated sibling, the new Veloster Turbo still earns in impressive 26-mpg city rating and a best-in-class 38-mpg highway mark when fitted with a manual transmission - a drop of just 2 mpg in both categories compared to the standard Veloster.