The revolutionary compact Korean coupe will continue to live as a sports model within the famous N family, so its more earthly mechanics will disappear
These are bad times for the compact three-door, especially if they are coupe line. The most practical models are imposed and that is why proposals such as those Opel Astra GTC or Volkswagen Scirocco have passed away. Something similar is going to happen with the famous and attractive Hyundai Veloster, which although in this case will still be alive, it will only do so with its sportier Veloster N version.
Advanced by our colleagues at Car and Driver USA and confirmed now in a press release, the Veloster range will be reduced to its sportiest version with 275 hp of power and 325 Nm of torque from a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. In this way, Hyundai will sacrifice the Veloster 2.0, 2.0 Premium, R-Spec, Turbo, and Ultimate versions.
Low demand ends access versions
The reason for this reduction in the range is, of course, in the low demand for the model and the expansion of Hyundai's SUV family with models such as the Venue and the Kona, something that is nothing new in an increasing segment niche such as that of the compact three-door -although the Veloster really has one more on its right side.
A survivor to nurture the N family
Only the Hyundai Veloster N, one of the main members of a family of sports N models that Hyundai has long promoted, seems to justify its survival. The model was presented a few years ago for the first time as an interesting high-performance compact with a markedly sporty aesthetic but without fanfare and a dynamic section marked not only by the 275 hp of its 2.0 turbo engine but also by a manual gearbox of six speeds or a sportier and noisier exhaust system adapted for this version, as well as its suspension, calibrated to offer a sportier performance. It also featured a limited-slip differential.