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Old 06-30-2022, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hyundai Sadly Deals Death Knell to the Veloster N
One of our favorite hot hatches is heading to the graveyard, along with the Hyundai Accent subcompact sedan.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a4...n-accent-dead/
- The Hyundai Veloster N will not return for the 2023 model year, the company announced today.
- Hyundai said the decision is due to the introduction of the Elantra N and Kona N.
- The Accent subcompact sedan is also getting the axe after the 2022 model year.

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It's a sad day for driving enthusiasts everywhere as we all learn of the passing of the Hyundai Veloster N. Well, after the 2022 model year, that is. Hyundai today announced that the fun and funky three-door hot hatchback will not return for 2023.

The decision to kill off the Veloster N is due to the introduction of the new Elantra N and Kona N, says Hyundai. Despite our fondness for those new N models, the Veloster version will always have a special place in our hearts, especially after we spent an unforgettable 40,000 miles with a 2019 model. And remember that time we pitted it against the Honda Civic Type R? The Veloster N didn't pull off the upset, but it proved Hyundai could build a legit performance car, and it set the stage for its replacements.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:33 PM   #2
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No surprise here. They killed off the rest of the Velosters, no sense on keeping it alive for one small production model. Plus the Kona and Elantra N's exist.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:41 PM   #3
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Terrible visibility and interior space for the size. I am surprised it even survived this long.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:54 PM   #4
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The Veloster got the N brand ball rolling in the US, still a sad day.
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:05 PM   #5
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Precisely. The updated S3 looks like a bad KIA knock off, automatic only and nearly 50K...Rear passenger space is tiny too. Such a dull car in comparison to the WRX.
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Terrible visibility and interior space for the size. I am surprised it even survived this long.
Precisely what exactly? Yes different strokes for folks so long as it's a WRX?

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Old 06-30-2022, 11:02 PM   #6
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No surprise here. They killed off the rest of the Velosters, no sense on keeping it alive for one small production model. Plus the Kona and Elantra N's exist.
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Terrible visibility and interior space for the size. I am surprised it even survived this long.
Incidentally, there's more space in the Veloster than in the Kona...
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:13 PM   #7
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Precisely what exactly? Yes different strokes for folks so long as it's a WRX?

You wut mate ? Are you having trouble comprehending ? Veloster sacrificed practicality/versatility for the weird and funky styling. GTI destroyed it in sales because it trumped it in those areas. WRX does too. I am not sure if you are trying to troll or you just never driven these cars.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:18 PM   #8
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Incidentally, there's more space in the Veloster than in the Kona...
The Kona is smaller on paper but it offers more doors and actually usable rear head room and hatch. In terms of practical use and usable space, the Veloster was an absolute disaster.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:21 PM   #9
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Fine, room to give us this. You want to steal Civic R sales, this will do it.

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Old 07-01-2022, 12:51 AM   #10
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You wut mate ? Are you having trouble comprehending ? Veloster sacrificed practicality/versatility for the weird and funky styling. GTI destroyed it in sales because it trumped it in those areas. WRX does too. I am not sure if you are trying to troll or you just never driven these cars.
But different strokes for different folks. It's like you don't even understand what that means.
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Old 07-01-2022, 10:50 AM   #11
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Certainly the most compelling N product sold in North America in my eyes. I understand Hyundai can't justify it with their newer N offerings, but it was nice to have one last fwd performance car that didn't compromise for practically. Not everyone needs a backseat for their arthritic mother-in-law.

The Elantra is huge and the ground clearance of the Kona is hilarious without AWD.

RIP the svelte little 2 (or 3) door hatch in NA. I guess the MINI is the last of its kind.
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Old 07-01-2022, 12:46 PM   #12
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Fine, room to give us this. You want to steal Civic R sales, this will do it.

still boggles my mind that the i30 doesn't come stateside. what a good looking car, in both sedan and hatchback form. And I don't even like sedans...
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Old 07-01-2022, 02:22 PM   #13
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Fine, room to give us this. You want to steal Civic R sales, this will do it.

That's awesome but they will never bring it here.
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Old 07-01-2022, 02:59 PM   #14
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As others said, not unexpected. I switched my Stinger GT for the VN to get into a small hatch again and love every minute driving it. I wish it was a true 2dr hatch but the compromise isn't bad. It fits a ton of stuff for its size - full week ski trip with the dog was no problem for two. Visibility is great - not sure what the problem is there? And I love the way it looks - reminds me a bit of an F2 rally car, and really, that's why I'm on this site to begin with! Anyway, moot point now, but it is disappointing.
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Old 07-02-2022, 09:05 AM   #15
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That's awesome but they will never bring it here.
I agree with you, but I don't really understand why. This would have to outsell the Veloster. Honda has done great with the Civic Hatch, Acura is debuting a fastback.
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Old 07-02-2022, 10:43 AM   #16
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I don't think anything will steal Civic Type R sales. The Type R badge is too legendary. Honda would have to totally botch the next CTR which would be very hard to do...the latest Civic is probably one of the best looking cars in its class in hatch form just in the sport trim. I'm sure the CTR will be every bit as good as most would expect it to be.
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Old 07-02-2022, 09:15 PM   #17
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An Elantra GT-N would have been a good option against the new GTI's limited availability, price and all digital controls but no, we have to get a damn sedan and that useless three door mess.
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I'd never have bought one, but I'm sad to see another "hot hatch" leave the market.
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An Elantra GT-N would have been a good option against the new GTI's limited availability, price and all digital controls but no, we have to get a damn sedan and that useless three door mess.
performance is more defined in the sedan market...
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