Hyundai abandons regular Veloster and Veloster Turbo from Canadian lineup

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Hyundai is dropping the base Veloster model from the Canadian lineup, leaving only the top-of-the-line Veloster N for 2021.Hyundai didn’t cite a reason for killing the lower trim models in Canada, but if we had to guess we’d say it’s because people just weren’t buying it. With two different small crossovers (Venue, Kona) already running extremely well, Hyundai has decided that if buyers really want the sporty sedan, they should pay extra for the top-of-the-line N trim instead of having dealers sitting on them. , low-margin cars.

Those looking for a little marquee hatch are running out of options, as Hyundai recently killed the Accent in Canada as well. Only the Elantra hatch and the Ioniq remain.

A new transmission is also added to the performance hatch, an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission. Hyundai is hoping the inclusion of an automatic transmission opens up a whole new world of buyers, and the Veloster N was previously only available with a 6-speed manual transmission.

“Veloster N demonstrates Hyundai’s approach to high performance cars. By equipping the Veloster N with N DCT, operators benefit from both performance and convenience, ”said Thomas Schemera, Product Division Manager. “Anyone who wants a fun driving experience will jump at the chance to drive the new Veloster N – an everyday sports car with racing capabilities.”

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