According to Korean website Hankyung.com, Hyundai Motor Company will be terminating the production of the Veloster next month. This comes after the automaker took out all but the high-performance Veloster N model from its roster last year.
The original report says Hyundai is killing off the Veloster in order to shift its focus on the production of the Elantra N and the next-generation Kona. The Veloster then marks the end of the line after 11 years in Hyundai’s stable. One of the last versions of it to emerge was the updated Veloster N hot hatch with its new eight-speed wet DCT that made its debut more than two years back.
Here in our market, the Veloster officially arrived in the first half of 2016 after a long, long wait. The vehicle has since flown under the radar in recent years, though, and Hyundai Asia Resources (HARI) never did get to bring in the high-revving Veloster N model. That being said, we’re sure the Veloster nameplate will be missed.
What do you guys think? Should Hyundai build a new hot hatch to take the place of the Veloster, or is the i20N enough?
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