• Aug 29, 2011
After tons of hype, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster finally has its own configurator on Hyundai's website. The 138-horsepower hatch comes with your choice of a six-speed row-your-own-or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic cog box.

The three-door hatch clocks in just over $22,000 when you opt for the style and tech packages and the manual trans. Go for top banana with the DCT trans, and you'll be asked to shell out just north of $23K. For that you get premium sound, 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, alloy pedals, piano black interior trim, navigation, proximity entry, push-button start and backup sensors, and that doesn't cover all of it.

Head over to Hyundai's website to build a Veloster for yourself.


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      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well that was boring. Two options. Blah. Can't really spend much time playing with the configurator.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        You cant read LOL
          Dayv
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          @WatchF1: Actually, that's not what "cant" means. I'm sending you back to grammar police academy.
          WatchF1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Cant means "sing". "Can't" is a contraction; a shortening of two words. Before you correct someone else, it's a good idea to proofread your comment.
      aidanlax9
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, pricey.
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aidanlax9
        A 17K base price is pricey? Get out of here.
          aidanlax9
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Yeah, sure is. For a non-hybrid vehicle with a torsion bar rear setup - $17k is the tops of the base prices. Not even the VW jetta has a higher base price. Not the cruze, not the focus, not the sentra, not the civic, not the corolla, not the mazda3 sedan, not even the accent or elantra on which it's based. It's pricey for this segment. And its ugly. Hyundai can and has done better. You gtfo.
      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a nice price for so much tech and a gorgeous interior (the red black split particularly) but that horsepower is killing me.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
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          desinerd1
          • 3 Years Ago
          I am trying to figure out why you hate Hyundai so much. Were you one of the salesperson in their dealership and got fired for below average sales?
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it, but I'd like the turbo model more... 208HP and 2,600 pounds sounds nice to me, especially if they keep the MPG figures relatively close to where they are.
        Robdaemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        I agree, the turbo will be nice, but the power to weight ratio on the NA engine isn't too bad at 19 lbs per hp. I'm definitely all for it being faster, but... A friend and I talked about this yesterday. If you live in Los Angeles, how often are you actually using all that horsepower? I get to use the 255 hp of my current Maxima every now and then, but for the most part, I'm in stop and go traffic.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any dealership will let you option any car from any low base price, up to $23k. Just because you can doesnt mean the car at its base price is no longer a good deal. $18k for the Veloster with all that tech is an amazingly good deal that does not exist elsewhere.
        dan1malk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        While you're right about optioning any car up into the $20ks, I'd argue the $18k Veloster doesn't come with all that much tech. To get one with all the cool gizmos and navigation technology is more like a $22k Veloster since you also have to buy the Style package... a 20%+ increase in price basically.
          bonehead
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dan1malk
          well i cant run the "build your own" on their site but i had read that the pandora radio and their blue-link came standard. If that is no longer the case then yeah they dont have much tech, but i had read those were standard
      • 3 Years Ago
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      JHOFF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ether getting this or an Accent for the next family ride. Great features and great price!!!!
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      Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      What on earth does Hyundai have against combining a black interior with a red exterior?!? The only way to get a red Veloster with a black interior is to get the "tech" and "style" packages for an extra $4000. If you don't want that, then it's plain grey for you, cheapskate. The 2012 Accent is the same way, too. You can get a red and grey combo, but not red and black. I don't get that at all. You can get orange and green and blue with black interiors in the base model Veloster, so why not red?
        Bob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bob
        Oh and one more thing. The last time I was looking at an Accent the salesperson informed me that Hyundai does NOT accept factory orders. Basically, they build them as they see fit, ship them to a giant distribution center, and then the dealers get to pick from that selection. So good luck finding that perfect color/option combo that you've had your heart set on. If you want that color/option combo with a manual transmission too, better start praying.
        Tonny
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bob
        The exterior styling screams for fun colors yet black is the old interior color. To get any color inside, you either have to choose white or black.
      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is fine, but I want to test drive one.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @flammablewater
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