Hyundai Veloster Priced At $17,300 Via Twitter – rpmGo.com

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai posted today on its official Twitter page that the Veloster will have a base price of $17,300, mentioning that by the end of this week they will publish the full pricing list for the car. As a reminder, the car was officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January this year, where the Korean car manufacturer that the car will be in direct competition with cars like the Scion tC, Honda CR-Z, along with the Mini Clubman and Mini hatch. All of these models are considerably pricier than the Veloster.

2012 Hyundai Veloster

For example, the Scion tC has a starting price of $19,305, the CR-Z Hybrid is available from $19,345 while the Mini hatch costs $20,100 and the Clubman Cooper is $21,800.

2012 Hyundai Veloster

The model that will go on sale in the United States will be powered by a 1.6-liter engine that produces 138 hp @ 6,300 rpm and a peak torque of 123 lb.-ft @ 4,850 rpm. This power unit is going to be linked as standard to a 6-speed manual gearbox or you could get the optional, dual-clutch 6-speed Eco-Shift transmission. Hyundai says that the car will be able to return 40 mpg on the highway.

Source: Hyundai via Carscoop

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