We won’t have to wait until the end of the week to find out the full pricing of the 2012 Veloster as Hyundai has just released detailed information. The three-door sports hatchback will be offered in the States in a single trim level, with the six-speed manual model priced at $17,300 and the six-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version at $18,550. Neither price includes a $760 freight charge, which lifts the cost to $18,060 and $19,310 respectively.
Standard features include a multi-function seven-inch touch-screen display, Gracenote display technology with voice recognition and Pandora internet radio capability, 17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires, ESC with TCS and Vehicle Stability Management, ABS with EBD, Six airbags, air conditioning and more (see the list below).
If you’re willing to spend another $2k, Hyundai offers a Tech package that adds among other features, 18-inch wheels, a chrome grille surround, a panoramic sunroof, leatherette seat trim and alloy pedals.
Along with pricing, the South Korean automaker announced fuel economy figures for the Veloster that is powered by a 1.6-liter four-pot generating 138-ponies. The manual model is rated at 28mpg city, 40mpg highway and 32mpg combined, while the dual-clutch automatic transmission version, 29mpg city, 38mpg highway and 32mpg combined.
Sales of the new Hyundai Veloster will begin in September.