The wait is almost over: The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is coming to showrooms soon, and now we know how much it'll cost. Hyundai has announced that the Turbo model of this unique hatchback will be priced from $22,725 including destination.
For those doing the math on a calculator, that's $4,500 more than a base non-turbo Veloster. Is it worth the extra cash? We haven't driven it yet, but we can tell you what that extra coin is going to get you.
Starting under the hood you'll find a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard for the three-pedal junkie, and for $1,000 you can option a six-speed automatic transmission for those who don't like to row your own in traffic. If you want to balance your horsepower with fuel economy, the Veloster Turbo is happy to oblige. Hyundai estimates the Turbo hatchback will deliver 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission.
The exterior of the Veloster Turbo features a body kit with a unique front fascia, side sill extensions, and a rear diffuser with central exhaust. The wheel wells are filled out nicely with 18-inch alloys with chrome inserts, and headlights with LED accents keep things unique at night.
A sport-tuned exhaust, sport suspension, and sport-tuned steering system should hopefully keep enthusiasts entertained.
Inside the Veloster Turbo you'll find heated leather seats with lumbar support, an electroluminescent gauge cluster, turbo headliner graphics, graphite black interior color scheme with contrasting blue accents, and sport seats.
The Veloster Turbo will be available with matte gray paint from the factory, a first for Hyundai.
We'll be driving the Veloster Turbo later this month. Until then, you can check out our full review of the naturally aspirated Veloster model here.