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Old 08-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hyundai Releases Full Pricing for the 2012 Veloster



Yesterday, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik took to Twitter to spill the beans on the 2012 Veloster’s $18,060 base price. Today comes the full rundown on the upcoming four-door coupe’s—it has three passenger doors plus a hatch—pricing and equipment.

The Veloster will come powered by a 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. Those who want a little less involvement can opt for the six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch automatic for an additional $1250. Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, a seven-inch touch-screen entertainment system, Pandora internet radio and voice recognition, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, and Hyundai’s OnStar-like Blue Link telematics service.

The $2000 Style package upgrades to 18-inch rims while also adding fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, piano-black interior trimmings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and aluminum pedals. After the Style pack has been spec’d, you can then add the $2000 Tech bundle to get different wheels with black-painted inserts, a navigation system and back-up camera to make better use of that seven-inch display, and keyless entry with push-button start. Also included with the Tech stuff is a 115-volt outlet and “video-game-console connectivity,” for those who can’t go without their PS3 for even five minutes.

Hyundai says to expect 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway from manual-equipped Velosters and 29/38 from EcoShifted models. Competition-wise, Hyundai calls out the likes of Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Beetle, and Scion tC in its press release, but the company would also happily ruffle the feathers of the Ford Focus, Mazda 3, and Honda CR-Z.

Having kicked things off with its aggressive base price and compelling list of standard and optional equipment, the Veloster rolls into showrooms sometime next month. We’re looking forward to driving the base Veloster as soon as possible, but we have to admit we’re more excited about the eventual arrival of the boosted 210-hp version.


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Posted via FF Mobile gonna be an excellent car to shake the market up. I can wait for the boosted version too.
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So, Hyundai revealed a car in January, and the same year, they gave pricing information on it? AND options?

That was quick. The ST was revealed in 2010 and we're not going to know much more about it until next month. But then again, I do expect the ST to be a much better car.
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1.6 liter? I dont understand why they even bother making such slow Pos
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1.6 liter? I dont understand why they even bother making such slow Pos
Actually, 138hp from a 1.6 is very good. I'm leery of all the numbers though. When MT recently did a test of C cars with slush-boxes, the Hyundai had the highest EPA, but registered the lowest observed fuel economy. It was ridiculously low- like 23 mpg from a car that was supposed to get 30+ city and 40 hwy. I can't find the article right now, but I think it was the Sonata vs Focus vs Civic vs Sentra vs Corolla vs Jetta TDI (totally unfair there). I can't remember where it ranked in the acceleration tests, but I don't think it was first.
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1.6 liter? I dont understand why they even bother making such slow Pos
Can't tell if trolling. But here, I'll help you out...

Curb weight of the manual Veloster is 2584 lbs.
Curb weight of the dual clutch Veloster is 2657 lbs.
Most cars in this class easily weigh 2900+ lbs.

With its curb weight and transmission options offered, it probably feels closer to 150 horsepower. It's wide and low, and comes with 17" alloys. This "slow pos" probably isn't as bad as you think it is.
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thats cool..I would drive it but I cant get over that front end...
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Can't tell if trolling. But here, I'll help you out...

Curb weight of the manual Veloster is 2584 lbs.
Curb weight of the dual clutch Veloster is 2657 lbs.
Most cars in this class easily weigh 2900+ lbs.

With its curb weight and transmission options offered, it probably feels closer to 150 horsepower. It's wide and low, and comes with 17" alloys. This "slow pos" probably isn't as bad as you think it is.
People say that about every kind of car like this that comes out. People said it about the scion, what a slow crap that was. Just saying i dont get why they dont at least put something better in a "new" car. IMO
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I'm not impressed with the looks at all. Is it just me, or do all the cars in this segment look really similar?
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in that pic it reminds me too much of a kia soul and that isn't enough power to get me interested. Needs 200+ horse.
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