Hyundai almost wrote off the Veloster

Hyundai almost wrote off the Veloster

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The Korean automaker decided to leave only Hyundai Veloster N. on the assembly line.

Last week, Hyundai talked about the changes it will make to its 2022 model year car lineup. The automaker has announced upcoming new products and updates. However, not all models will survive until next year. For example, Hyundai announced that it is discontinuing production of most of the Veloster range.

The brand will only offer the Veloster N, which will go unchanged into the new model year. The step is expected. Back in April, it was reported that finding Veloster outside dealer warehouses is quite difficult. The automaker itself paid dealers to help sell Veloster stocks. Almost immediately after the news broke, Hyundai coldly objected that it would continue with the 2022 model, adding that it would be a simplified lineup.

Now we know how much the Koreans will cut this family. Hyundai is discontinuing the 2.0, 2.0 Premium, R-Spec, Turbo and Ultimate trim levels, leaving only the N version. It’s a hot hatch with three, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine producing 278 horsepower.

Hyundai has equipped it with a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission this year, which should make this version even more attractive.

The base is 6MKPP. In the case of the Veloster, Hyundai followed in Volkswagen’s footsteps. In 2019, the Germans announced that they would discontinue production of the standard Golf in the US, leaving only the more popular Golf GTI and R variants. How long the “hot” hatchback will last on the market is not known. But he definitely has a year left.

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