40 MPG details released about 2012 Hyundai Veloster onsale next week
Chief among the announcements made by top Hyundai executives was the 2012 Hyundai Veloster today started shipping to dealers around the country. The general public will be able to start buying the car at Hyundai dealers beginning next week.
Another surprising announcement from Hyundai is the 2012 Veloster is going to have an asterisk. Hyundai has announced previously the Veloster is one of its four vehicles that gets 40 mpg. A big part of its bragging has been its cars that get 40 mpg need no asterisk for explanations that only specialized vehicles get the 40 mpg mark (which drives Ford crazy because its Fiesta hits 40 mpg but only with special equipment).
The Veloster needs an asterisk next to its identification as a 40-mpg vehicle because only the six-speed manual transmission gets the high mileage (with an around town rating of 28 mpg). The six-speed automatic transmission is rated at 38 mpg highway and 29-mpg city. Hyundai officials tried to talk around that fact that pointing out both transmissions get the same combined mileage. Even so, it’s surprising to see the company being less than transparent on this issue.
When measured at horsepower per liter, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster delivers some impressive power ratings of 86.3 horsepower per liter. The Veloster is powered by a new 1.6-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine mated to Hyundai’s first EcoShift dual-clutch transmission.