Hyundai's All-New Veloster Priced at $17,300
Hyundai's all-new eco-friendly sport hatch, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, will be priced starting at $17,300 with a manual transmission.
But most buyers will opt for the dual-clutch six-speed transmission which starts at $18,550.
This is right in the price range of competitors like the Scion tC ($18,575), Honda CR-Z ($19,345) and Mini Cooper ($19,500).
Fuel economy numbers are good too: manual transmission gets 28/40 mpg city/highway, 32 mpg combined. The dual-clutch: 29/32 mpg city/highway, 32 mpg combined.
The Veloster comes in only one base trim at launch, with heated power mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, AC, power accessories, 7-inch touch-screen and a 196-watt six-speaker stereo with iPod compatibility.
The Veloster also comes with Blue Line, an OnStar-like service. Blue Link is free for the first six months.
Under the hood the Veloster boasts a 138 hp four-cylinder engine, averaging 40 mpg highway with the dual-clutch automatic.
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