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Hyundai Motor America Announces 2012 Veloster Pricing

201108240000 No. 1023



 Innovative Three Door-Coupe Features Standard 40 MPG and Hyundai Blue Link®


COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for the 2012 Veloster three-door coupe, starting at $17,300 for the six-speed manual and $18,550 for the six-speed EcoShift™ Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Veloster is a playful front-wheel drive coupe targeting the likes of Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Beetle and Scion tC while delivering 28/40/32 mpg with the six speed manual and 29/38/32 mpg with the DCT.           

Veloster delivers innovation to the compact coupe segment with standard features such as a unique third door for easy rear-seat access, Hyundai’s Blue Link™ telematics system, Pandora® internet radio, seven-inch touch-screen display, and a new 1.6-liter Gasoline-Direct-Injected (GDI) four-cylinder engine and six-speed transmission.







1.6-liter GDI I4

Six-speed M/T



1.6-liter GDI I4

Six-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch



Plus $760 freight charge

Veloster combines design elements of a coupe and the functionality of a hatchback, while incorporating an additional passenger-side rear door for uncompromised rear-seat access. In the past, some coupes have used limited access rear-hinged access doors. These coupes have required opening the front door before the rear door could be opened, an inconvenience for  drivers and passengers, and difficult to use in tight parking lot situations. Hyundai’s new thinking implements a conventionally-hinged door on the passenger side, providing safe and easy access to the rear seats and a hidden door handle to maintain its coupe design.

In the digital age, buyers expect to be connected all times, so Veloster comes standard with a multi-function seven-inch touch-screen display, Gracenote® display technology with voice recognition and Pandora® internet radio capability. For more information on Velosters’ advanced technologies and safety features visit

To assist in fuel savings, Veloster M/T weighs 2,584 lbs, which is lighter than the Mini Copper S, and over 400 pounds lighter than Scion tC. In addition to advancements in fuel economy, the advanced 1.6L GDI engine produces 138 horsepower, which gives it the best specific output in its class.  

Veloster sales begin in September.



  • 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



Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.


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