Hyundai Might Kill The Veloster
What is it about the Veloster that draws American buyers? Maybe it’s the quirky looks mixed with a peppy engine, and an interior spacious enough for normal-sized human beings. Whatever it is, like most Americans, we love it. But now there’s a problem, you see; with Hyundai’s push upmarket, that may leave no room for the lovable Veloster in its soon-to-be premium lineup, especially with sales slacking. At least that’s what a new report form Go Auto is telling us. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
According to the report, the Veloster is going the way of the dodo citing relatively poor sales numbers, with only about 30,000 being sold in the U.S. in 2013, and somewhere near 60,000 going out worldwide. It’s not dreadfully low, to be fair, but it is below what Hyundai was hoping for.
Before Hyundai does give this project the axe though (if they do at all), the Veloster will see a facelift sometime within the next few years, and likely a minor tweak in the engine. As for now, we’ll take this rumor with a grain of salt until we hear anything official.
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