Hyundai Veloster Turbo starts at $21,500 image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is planning to offer the Veloster Turbo for a starting price of $21,500.

Even if there is no official word from Hyundai saying that the new Veloster Turbo will have a starting price of 21,500 USD, the guys at Inside Line are saying that a Hyundai official told them that this will actually be the price tag of the hot hatch, but after the destination charge will be added, the total cost will go up to 22,280 USD, which is still cheaper than models like the Scion FR-S or the MINI Cooper S.

As a reminder, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo made its official debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit and the model takes its power from the 1.6 liter Gamma GDI four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the same one used in the standard Veloster but under a different form. Thanks to the twin-scroll turbocharger, the model is now developing an estimated total output of 204 horsepower and a peak torque of 195 lb-ft. The engine can be mated to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. More details on the new South Korean pocket rocket will be announced once the model will be officially launched.