Hyundai has confirmed it won’t discontinue the standard Veloster despite some rumors saying the hatchback goes away except for the N model.
Car and Driver reports that the Hyundai Veloster will be available for the 2022 model year in the USA not only with the “N” badge but in other trim levels, though the automaker wants to reduce their number. Hyundai has not specified yet which versions will be abandoned.
Apart from the hot N modification, the current 2nd–generation Veloster comes in 2.0, 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo trims. The entry-level price is $19,905, which makes the model one of the least expensive new compact cars. The top-level Turbo model costs $26,755. The Veloster N is priced at $33,255 (manual gearbox) and $34,755 (automatic).
The current engine lineup includes a base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 147-hp engine and a 1.6-liter turbo-four producing 201 hp in the Turbo models. A 2.0-liter 275-hp turbo-four powers the Hyundai Veloster N. Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic one.
In addition to powerful optional engines, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster offers lively handling, solid list of standard features, and user-friendly tech. But its fuel economy is below average, and interior quality could be better.