2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo to Cost $1,600 More than Base MSRP

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo to Cost $1,600 More than Base MSRP
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The Hyundai Veloster has been celebrated for its quirky looks, but hindered by its lack of performance. To stave off the stigma, we were introduced to the Hyundai Veloster Turbo at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and now Hyundai CEO John Krafcik has leaked that the turbo package will cost a mere $1,600 more than the base MSRP of the Veloster. 

The official announcement is expected in the coming week, but based on this statement, the car should just come in under the $20,000 mark, a major psychological barrier for buyers. The base MSRP on the regular Veloster is $18,075, including a $775 destination charge.

A 201 hp turbocharged 1.6-liter direct injection four-cylinder engine will power the Veloster Turbo. That nets a 63 hp boost over the base model. The turbo kit will bring the car in at 2,800 lbs, a few hundred pounds more, but still relatively light.

The Turbo will offer standard leather seats and BlueLink communications setup, with an additional ‘ultimate’ package which gets you a panoramic glass roof.

A matte gray paint job will be specially outfitted on the Veloster Turbo,  and will be the only car in Hyundai’s lineup that will offer the color.

Update: Krafcik responded to us after this story was published and clarified that the $1,600 cost only includes the turbo, not additional trim features. Those will cost more.

  • Jonesy

    Turbo or no Turbo, this car still looks like a Large-Mouth Bass. No thanks Hyundai. 

  • Johnny Tightlips

    Totally buying this. Now to play the waiting game…

    Aw, the waiting game sucks! Lets play hungry-hungry-hippos!

  • Keith H

    I’m still not sure about this car. Lots of power… but can it handle?

  • Kent Brockman

    This Matte paint thing needs to stop… 

  • Dchill1082

    Forget the silly packages just give me the turbo and a release date

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivan.cruz.378 Ivan Cruz

    Hope they release a turbo elantra gt! I need room for 5.

  • Colum Wood

    Have you considered the MazdaSpeed3?

  • Denis Begin

    How do I convert my 2012 veloster to turbo?

  • Rmwindwhisper

    anxious for it to hit the dealers.  I’m going to get me one of these!! :)

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  • Codywillis09

    Put some suspension and spacers on the tires and it was born for rally cross, plus give it a awesome look.

  • Jay

    Forget my Honda civic, I’m trading that bitch in for this bad boy.

  • h8r fo lyfe

    Bitch is a good way of talking about a Civic. What a lame choice, ditch it NOW