2012 Hyundai Veloster price starts at $17,300

Hyundai Motor America has finally announced pricing on the new 2012 Hyundai Veloster 3-door coupe. The model will be rolling into dealerships next month with a starting price tag of $17,300 with a 6-speed manual and $18,550 with the 6-speed EcoShift Dual-Clutch Transmission.

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Power for the 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes from a 1.6 liter GDI Gamma direct-injection gasoline engine making 138-hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 28/40/32 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the six speed manual and 29/38/32 mpg with the DCT.

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While there are many options available, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes standard with a multi-function 7-inch touch-screen display, Gracenote display technology with voice recognition and Pandora internet radio capability. It also comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity and the Hyundai Blue Link system.

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Three-door coupe design
Coupe design with the functionality of a hatch and a passenger-side forward-hinged rear door
1.6-liter GDI Gamma engine paired with proprietary Hyundai six-speed manual transmission or Hyundai’s first EcoShift DCT
Standard 40 mpg highway with the six-speed manual
Standard multi-function seven-inch touch-screen display
Pandora internet radio capability
Gracenote display technology with voice recognition
Video game console connectivity with 115-volt power outlet
Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition
Standard Blue Link telematics platform
Blue Link Assurance provides a free six month trial period of complimentary core safety services including Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Monthly Vehicle Report
Blue Link Essentials provides a free three month trial period of Voice Text Messaging, Remote Door Unlock / Lock, Remote Horn and Lights, Panic Notification, Remote Vehicle Start (delayed availability), Alarm Notification, Quick Tips, Location Sharing, Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Maintenance Alert, Recall Advisor, Web Vehicle Diagnostics, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Vehicle Immobilization, Valet Alert, Geofence, Speed Alert and Curfew Alert
Blue Link Guidance provides a free three month trial period of Turn-by-Turn Navigation, POI Search by advanced voice recognition system, POI Web Search and Download, Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition, Traffic, Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices, Eco-Coach, Restaurant Ratings and Weather

Standard and Optional Features
Veloster starting MSRP is $17,300, plus $760 freight, and includes the following standard features:
1.6-liter GDI DOHC D-CVVT four-cylinder engine with engine cover and hood insulator
Six-speed manual transmission
17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires
Chrome dual center exhaust outlet
ESC with TCS and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
ABS with EBD and four-wheel disc brakes, TPMS
Six airbags
Air conditioning
Seven-inch high resolution LCD video touchscreen
AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers and iPod/USB/video auxiliary input jacks
Gracenote Technologies (iPod album cover art and Advanced Voice Recognition)
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition
Blue Link – Hyundai Telematics System
Trip computer
Power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry with alarm and bodycolor power heated mirrors
Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Six-way adjustable driver’s seat and armrest storage box
Front LED headlight accents
Map lights with sunglass holder
Front passenger seatback pocket
Rear wiper

Six-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with paddle shifters, Hillstart Assist Control, and Active ECO System ($1,250 MSRP)
Style Package ($2,000 MSRP):
18-inch alloy wheels with P215/40R18 tires
Chrome grille surround with piano black highlights
Front fog lights
Panoramic sunroof
Piano black interior accents
Dimension premium audio with eight speakers, external amp and subwoofer
Leatherette bolster seats and door inserts
Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Alloy pedals
Driver auto-up window

Tech Package ($2,000 MSRP):
Requires Style Package
Unique 18-inch alloys with painted inserts
Backup warning sensors
Navigation system with rearview camera
Automatic headlights
Proximity key entry with electronic push button start
115-volt outlet

– By: Omar Rana