Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo priced under $20,000

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is powered by the same 1.6-liter engine that's found in the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. This gasoline-direct-injection mill performs adequately and gets admirable mileage. However, it isn't exactly "fast." The Veloster Turbo, which will be here as a 2013 model year, will make 201 horsepower through the front wheels, and be priced under $20,000 according to Edmunds Inside Line. It will likely also be "fast." Although buyers will likely be hard pressed to actually find a sub-$20K Veloster, pricing will  be in the low-to-mid $20K range.

The Veloster will take on turbocharged rivals from Fiat, Ford, Chevrolet, VW, and a host of other hot hatchbacks in the A-, B-, and C-segments. The current Veloster is selling very well, and I can only assume one packing a turbo and quite a few more horsepower will likely be a hard-to-get car.

Apparently the Veloster will NOT cost under $20K, and the link above is now borked. Need an explanation? See The Truth About Cars.


Duke said...

I like this car and I like the price. I just don't know if I'd be happy with it 5 years later. Nothing to do with reliability. I like it's looks OK for now. But will it age well? For what they've got it priced at, you could get a base model new New Beetle. Not as much power but a much classier looking car.

Speaking of which, Andy, any chance of doing a review of a new New Beetle?

Duke said...

Doh, you already did one of the Beetle Turbo! I'm much too young to be having senior moments. I guess a part of me was wondering how the $20k base model 5 cylinder fared against the $30k turbo.

Sorry for junking up the discussion of the Veloster with Beetle rantings.