US: Hyundai Veloster’s price starts at $17.300 image

Last time we heard about the Hyundai Veloster it involved a commercial which was banned from television for being too violent, but the hot-hatch isn’t a violent car at all, in fact it’s quite friendly and has an unique opportunity to give birth to the three-door coupe.

For 17.300 US dollars Hyundai is offering the Veloster with the 1.6 liter GDI inline four-cylinder, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which is delivering 138 horsepower with an average fuel consumption of 40 mpg. But if you add another $1.250 the 1.6 GDI unit can be connected to the EcoShift dual clutch transmission.

For another $2.000 extra you can get the Veloster with a style pack, which features fog lamps and a subwoofer, but the good news is that the seven-inch display and Bluetooth come in standard.

The Hyundai Veloster is sitting on 17 inch rims wrapped in 215/45 tires, but 18 inch alloys are also available, with 215/40 tires.

The Veloster hatchback will be available for its future US customers starting from next month, as a 2012 model, with the entry-level priced at $17.300.