The Hyundai Veloster Turbo is set to arrive quickly on the heels of the lauded 2012 Veloster, and up until today the price has been somewhat of a mystery. Thanks to a tweet from Hyundai CEO John Krafcik, we’ve now got a pretty good idea. Official pricing will be released tomorrow, but Krafcik’s tweet hinted “it’s just $1,600 more than a comparably equipped non-turbo.” The turbo will come standard with the style package on the regular Veloster, which adds leather seats, alloy-wheels, and some premium touches. Shockingly, that “comparably equipped non-turbo” goes for about $20,000, which means even with the turbo and added features, the sporty three-door could start under $22,000. If this pricing stands, the latest offering from Hyundai will be $3,000 less than a Volkswagen GTI.
When we first drove the Veloster last September, we came away impressed with the level of content, detail, and features the “coupe” offered. The one knock was if you wanted more kick, the Veloster’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder wasn’t going to deliver it with 138-hp. It was an aggressive, sporty looking car, sans the aggression and sportiness. Not even one year after forming those initial sentiments, Hyundai offers the 2013 Veloster Turbo, which will deliver an ample 201-hp. Hyundai will begin deliveries of the turbo model this summer.
Source: Hyundai, Twitter