The 2012 Veloster Quirky Cool and Unlike Anything Else in the Segment
Hyundai’s new hatch is unlike anything else you’ll get in the segment. The 2012 Veloster is quirky, cool and comes with a neat trick third door with great functional benefits. Looking sharp even in its base trim you can add on things like larger 18-inch wheels, a chrome grille surround, fog lights and a panoramic sunroof with a Style Package that costs around $2000. The Style Package has interior benefits, too, like seat bolsters, door inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, piano black interior accents and alloy pedals. The Technology Package gets you a different style of 18-inch rollers (as seen on our test car), rear backup sensors, a navigation system and automatic headlamps.
All Velosters include standard equipment like a seven-inch LCD touchscreen and with Hyundai’s new BlueLink telematics system and features like an upgraded stereo system, satellite radio and even Pandora. If you’re looking for something performance oriented you will have to wait till the 201-horsepower Turbo model arrives a little later this year because this model can definitely benefit from an additional 25 horsepower. Hyundai has always been known for offering tremendous value on its cars and the biggest win for the Veloster is its price point: $18,075 (including $775 for delivery). Add the dual-clutch ‘box ($1,250), tech package ($2,000) and style package ($2,000), and you’ll be at $23,325 all-in. Unique styling and the fact that it’s more interesting than the majority of other econoboxes are what we love about the Veloster.