There's been a bit of scuttlebutt lately over just how much the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo will cost when it goes on sale later this month. It's time to put all of the rumors and reports to rest, though – the numbers have just been released, and the turbocharged Veloster is officially priced at $21,950, not including *$775 for destination.

That represents a $2,500 increase over a naturally aspirated Veloster with the manual transmission and style package – a $19,450 car. As we reported earlier, the turbocharged engine itself represents a $1,600 price increase, and the rest of the added cost comes from a host of standard equipment including heated leather seats with power lumbar support, a ground effects kit, LED taillamps, and of course, that unique front fascia.

A six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters is available for an additional $1,000. And that awesome matte gray paint? That'll be $1,000, too (contrary to what we were told previously). If you want the Ultimate Package – which includes a panoramic sunroof, backup warning sensors, automatic headlights, a navigation system with rearview camera and a 115-volt power outlet – be prepared to shell out an extra $2,500, regardless of transmission. All-in, a fully loaded Veloster Turbo with the automatic transmission will set you back a cool $25,450 (not including destination).

The 2013 Veloster Turbo uses a new 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four, good for 201 horsepower and 194 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai says that when equipped with a manual transmission and running on regular unleaded fuel, the Veloster Turbo will achieve fuel economy numbers of 26/38/30 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined). Stay tuned for our full driving impressions in the coming weeks.

UPDATE: Hyundai's official release has been added below.
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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2013 VELOSTER PRICING

New Affordable Turbo Model with Aggressive Design adds more appeal to Innovative Sport Coupe


COSTA MESA, Calif., June 6, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for the 2013MY Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo, with a new 1.6-liter, 201 horsepower, direct-injected twin-scroll turbocharged engine, aggressive bodykit and other unique features. Veloster Turbo's starting price of $21,950 includes the high-output turbo powertrain, unique body kit, front heated leather sport seats, tuned exhaust, sport-tuned steering, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlight accents and taillights, and a variety of turbo model interior design elements.

The 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the Veloster Turbo produces an impressive 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm with regular fuel. Veloster Turbo also delivers a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and its engine offers best-in-class specific output. Hyundai's 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with direct injection, results in near-instantaneous power delivery and minimal turbo lag. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but Hyundai has brought this technology into much more affordable models like Veloster. Veloster Turbo is estimated to deliver 26 mpg city and a best-in-class 38 mpg highway for manual transmission models.

From a bigger, bolder hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts and new rear bumper with prominent diffuser vents in the lower fascia, Veloster Turbo design differentiates itself with aggressive design cues relative to the base model. Enthusiasts will also notice the Veloster Turbo will be available in a Hyundai-first Matte Gray paint. In addition, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts completes the Veloster Turbo's appearance. From the front, Veloster Turbo also reveals headlight LED accents. Hyundai designers have replaced the Veloster's trapezoidal center exhaust with two large round exhaust tips. This free-flowing exhaust design gives the engine a more robust sound, which will delight enthusiasts.

Inside, leather seats with Turbo-embroidered stitching in the seatbacks deliver a sporty appearance and provide both exceptional support and comfort. A turbo-exclusive electroluminescent gauge cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format, with two TFT screens located between the tachometer and the speedometer. Even more, heated front sport seats are also standard on the Turbo version. Veloster Turbo also incorporates race-inspired push-button start and alloy pedals as standard equipment.

2013 TURBO MODEL EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS

New 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine
In-house developed six-speed automatic or manual transmissions
Horsepower: 201 at 6,000 RPM
Best-in-class highway fuel economy estimated at 38 mpg (M/T)
Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter
Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp
Sport-tuned intake and exhaust note
Sport-tuned steering
Unique front fascia, fog lights and ground effects
Hyundai-first Matte Gray paint and Elite White Pearl for Turbo models
Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts
Projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents
Side mirrors with turn signal indicators
Unique LED taillights
Electroluminescent gauge cluster
Leather seating surfaces with driver's lumbar support
Heated front sport seats
Turbo-exclusive standard Graphite Black interior w/Blue Accents
Turbo headliner graphics

Veloster (1.6L GDI Engine)
6-Speed Manual Transmission
$17,450

Veloster (1.6L GDI Engine)
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission
$18,700

Veloster Turbo (1.6L Turbocharged Engine)
6-Speed Manual Transmission
$21,950

Veloster Turbo (1.6L Turbocharged Engine)
6-Speed Automatic Trans. w/ SHIFTRONIC®
$22,950

Freight Charges for the 2013MY Veloster are $775.


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      Mchicha
      • 2 Years Ago
      This little pig is expensive
        Duane
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mchicha
        expensive? have you seen the interior? the audio system? did you compare it to the trashy 2012 Civic Si. i dont think so! price is just right!!! you should see the FRS base that start $3k more and compare all ive said!
          Donny Hoover
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Duane
          Yeah but the FRS is RWD and has the lowest CG of any car even close to it's price range, not to mention an engine with a lot of power-adding potential. It is a performance car and has no need for niceties like heated seats. Plus this is wrong wheel drive. Don't be so hard on the Civic either. This Hyundai is nicer in almost every way and will run for a long time but the Civic will literally run forever. That counts for something.
      RUNRUNRUN@ilikeelectronics.com
      Just my opinion, but that car is ughlee.
      whatever
      • 2 Years Ago
      About $26K (incl. destination) for....heated leather seats, LED tails and auto HID headlights, panorama sunroof, navigation with backup cam, 18" wheels, 201hp turbo, 38mpg highway, and a sub-3,000lb. curb weight...and people complain? Haters gonna hate...
        MacProMan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @whatever
        it's all in the details, sure, they load it with specs but the execution is off as far as power delivery and overall finesse of the car. bottom line, you get what you pay for
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MacProMan
          How do you know what the power delivery is like on the Veloster Turbo? As far as I know, no one even has one yet. Bottom line, shutup and give it a chance before dogging it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @whatever
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        • 2 Years Ago
        @whatever
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        t0f
        • 2 Years Ago
        @whatever
        Are the headlights HIDs?? I don't see where it says that. Just says that they are projectors, which is not the same thing as far as I know.
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @t0f
          Projectors are expensive. HID bulbs cost the same as regular bulbs, leaving the only extra cost of the ballast. Considering that ballasts are now about $15 a piece on Ebay for 35 watt slim digital units, a bit more for 55 watts, its highly unlikely they wouldn't stick HIDs in there.
      Dean Hammond
      • 2 Years Ago
      interesting, so basically $22725 MSRP.....no thankyou, I'll send the extra $1700 and get a vehicle with 252 hp and probably vastly superior driving dynamics ( Focus ST package 200a )..............
        icetron28
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        Still a Ford
          Steve
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icetron28
          But it's a Hyundia...... Even worse!
          plarson79
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icetron28
          I don't think Hyundai fans have a right to mock FoMoCo. It was not that long ago that Hyundai was the laughing stock of the entire industry. Both company's have made tremendous strides in quality, reliability and economy, but I do believe Ford knows how to build a better performance vehicle.
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icetron28
          edit..arrrrg...STILL a better vehicle....
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icetron28
          stoll a better vehicle.....
          BLSully
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icetron28
          Downvoted... by someone who a few years ago would have never walked into a domestic showroom. And given your comment, apparently you haven't been paying attention to what Ford's been up to.
        RudyH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        or better yet, a Genesis Coupe 2.0T with even more power, RWD and not a Ford!
          David Donovan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RudyH
          What's a Hyundia?
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RudyH
          witha brash peaky powerband, turbo lag, less than stellar dynamics, muted steering feel, and 3495 lb curb weight . Spec sheet looks great though. Fact is, Hyundai has all the ingredients, the execution needs refinement....THEN they may be a serious player.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        Actually, it is now confirmed, the Focus ST requires premium fuel or it will experience knock and subsequent timing retard and reduced engine power. The Veloster Turbo on the other hand is designed for regular. Add in the fact that there is currently an estimated 8mpg fuel economy difference, and the regular vs premium price bumps that up to approximately a 12mpg price difference at the pump.
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          wrong...get your damn facts straight, theres these things called knock sensors, if you run 87 octane the only loss is peak horespower....so get your facts straight before you spout off, as for mileage TENTATIVE figures are 33 mpg, but FINAL figures havent been released yet....
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          Tentative figure is 30mpg based on info from Europe, hence the 8mpg difference. And you do realize that a knock sensor cannot function until knock is actually experienced, right? It senses the damage and generally adds retard to prevent further damage... retard. :P
        David
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        If it's anything like the base Focus (and you know it is!), the interior of the Veloster makes the Focus' interior seem flimsy and awkward. Ford is still doing weird vs. ergonomic instrument stalks and such. Hyundai gets it all right here: solid and intuitive. Ford needs to tidy-up its interiors still further.
      plarson79
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unless there is serious suspension upgrades, I would pass. The GTI and Mazdaspeed3 are proven "hot hatch" vehicles and the first impressions from the Focus ST are promising. The Veloster Turbo is 4th at best. Those looking for real performance will most likley pass....
      carboy55
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just when we thought the Tribeca had the most vaginal front end ever....
      dan1malk
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't seem to get excited about this car. I think it was ever since I found out they never planned the Veloster to be sporty in the first place. Like other Hyundais, it looks great on paper when comparing, but it's all those intangibles that they seem to fall short on.
        David Donovan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
        You have to be the first person I've ever heard complaining about something so stupid. The Taurus was never developed to be a sports car but the SHO is a great car. The Dodge Ram was never intended to be a performance vehicle but they tossed the Vipers V10 in there, the F-150 was never intended to be a performance vehicle but we got the Lightning and now the Raptor, the Dodge Neon was never intended to be a performance vhielce but we got the ACR versions as well as the SRT-4, etc. Just because the "base model" was never intended to be sporty doesn't mean that with some upgrades in the right places that you can't turn into a sporty vehicle.
          dan1malk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Donovan
          Calling the SRT RAM, Lighting, and SHO full performance cars is more stupid. Fast? Sure. But there's a lot more that goes into making a performance car than horsepower. My comment is more along the lines of the lack of refinement that can be found in modern Hyundais. They stack up well in comparisons when you look at the numbers and they are good cars for most people, but abstract things like steering feel, ride quality, and cabin noise are what I have found lacking in recent Hyundais. Maybe you're right and the Veloster Turbo will surprise performance number wise, but if they treat it like other Hyundais it won't be the complete performance package some of it's competitors offer..
          David Donovan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Donovan
          The SRT-10 Ram, Lighting, and SHO are basically the same kinda vehicles as this is. Taking a non performance vehicle and giving it extra power and a better suspension.
        A_Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
        I agree. It's actually why I steered away from it and went with a 6MT CR-Z. Gotta say though.. if this turbo was available, the decision would have been much harder.
          David
          • 2 Years Ago
          @A_Guy
          Of course, the CR-Z was marketed as, and meant to be a dynamic, sporty car, but fell short on all promises. At least Hyundai never made such promises about the Veloster. I like the CR-Z, and even considered it, but it fell short in the options department for me, lacking a good many things which I find important and useful, like a back-up camera, a back seat (of any kind), a modern NAV system (Honda's is not competitive), advanced iPhone integration, etc.
      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think the styling is going to hold up as well as some people seem to.
        icetron28
        • 2 Years Ago
        @robespierex
        People who want to buy the car and like how it looks like me, don't really give a crap of others opinions
          fragmit50
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icetron28
          It's a good thing too, because this car looks like a suppository.
        icetron28
        • 2 Years Ago
        @robespierex
        Hyundai disagrees. But feel free not to buy the car, one more for people that do want it
      RocketRed
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks llike one of those fish that live only in deep ocean trenches that you see on the Discovery Channel. Ghastly. I expect the engine will get rapped on the knuckles of driveability just like the 2.0T in the Genesis. See, e.g., the sub-28K sport cars review in M/T out now. Why do people think that Hyundai has some sort of magic fairy dust that can make a small turbo run at a high output on regular gas without consequences?
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RocketRed
        well, people buy MINIs, and they look like a used MaxiPad. This is going to sell just fine.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RocketRed
        Good question, you have to wonder what exactly the engineers did in order to satisfy the requirement for 87 octane. There is either constant intentional knock going on (unlikely) or the ECU detects 87 octane (through knock??) and switches to a different tune.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Geez and people were complaining the new Fords had a large Fish mouth. This grill his huge by comparison!
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think that it's priced pretty competitively for its class and presents a pretty good value, and a nice balance of sportiness and driving dynamics with style and compactness. Now let's wait for BTCC, Mary Keana, Wrangler Unlimited, clearwater, angryinch_1, Spies1, and whatever other logins this troll has to start downvoting anyone who says something positive about this car and upvoting their own comments.
      TwoBits
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does anyone know if there are suspension improvements at all? I've heard the Veloster gets mushy on the turns. I'll surely test drive to find out for myself, regardless.
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