US: Hyundai Veloster Turbo pricing announced image

The official starting price of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been recently announced in the United States, where the model can be bought for $22,725.

According to the South Korean based automaker, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo can be bought for a starting price of 22,725 USD, while the base 2013 Hyundai Veloster starts at 18,225 USD. The Hyundai Veloster is going against the 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2012 Honda Civic Si, but the South Korean model is significantly cheaper over-seas.

“We’re announcing Veloster Turbo pricing on Wednesday, but here’s a hint… it’s just $1,600 more than a comparably equipped non-turbo”, said the Hyundai Motor America CEO, John Krafcik, on the 4th of June.

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo is powered by a 1.6 liter Gamma GDI four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the same one used in the standard Veloster but under a different form. Hyundai says that the Veloster Turbo’s engine is developing a total output of 204 HP and it has a peak torque of 195 lb-ft. The unit can be mated to either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission, which will help the Asian model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds. The model has been officially presented to the public at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS).