Yesterday we speculated (extremely accurately) what a 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo might cost thanks to some valuable information from Hyundai CEO John Krafcik. In a tweet, Krafcik said “it’s just $1,600 more than a comparably priced non-turbo.” We speculated that with the addition of some premium standard equipment, the Veloster Turbo could start under $22,000. Official figures released today have the new sporty three-door starting at $21,950.
A 138-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder powers non-turbo Hyundai Velosters. While it gets you around town just fine, it doesn’t quite match the expectation conveyed by the coupe’s appearance. The new 2013 Veloster Turbo ups the ante, adding 63-hp for a total of 201-hp. But power isn’t the only addition; the turbo gets “sport-tuned steering,” and “sound character,” which may be like the exhaust note on the 2013 Genesis Coupe, one that gets our nod of approval. Leather seats with a heating function and auto-lumbar support will also be standard fare, impressive at this price point. The Veloster Turbo will have LED rear taillights, and LED accents on the headlights, and of course a much more prominent, aggressive grille.
There will also be an “Ultimate” package, which will add a panoramic sunroof; backup camera; parking sensors; navigation; a 115-volt outlet; and automatic headlights. The Ultimate package will up pricing on a manual transmission Veloster Turbo to $24,450, plus $775 for delivery; the automatic will run you $1000 more. We’ll get a chance to drive the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo in a couple short weeks. Check back for our first-drive impressions.