Next Month, Hyundai Veloster Will Stop Production! –

The reason for stopping the production of the Hyundai Veloster is because Hyundai will focus more on the development of the Hyundai Kona generation which will be coming soon in 2023.

South Korean manufacturer, Hyundai plans to stop production of one of its products, namely Veloster. The car that enters the medium hatchback segment will soon be discontinued by the South Korean manufacturer starting in July 2022 or next month.

This step will also end the 11-year journey of the Hyundai Veloster, which is one of the most sporty medium hatchbacks in its class.

Focus on Development of the Latest Generation of Hyundai Kona

One of the South Korean media, Hankyung reported that an undisclosed reliable source from Hyundai confirmed the plan. One of Hyundai’s parties said that Hyundai will begin to focus on developing the latest generation of the Hyundai Kona which is considered more promising.

The news of the stop of production of the Hyundai Veloster adds to the list of Hyundai products that will stop production. Previously, the original Hyundai Ioniq would also be discontinued in the same month because in the future the Ioniq name will become a sub-brand of Hyundai that specializes in developing electric cars such as the Ioniq 5 which is currently sold.

The Hyundai Velsoter itself is not only sold in its home country, South Korea is also sold in several countries such as the United States. Even the Hyundai Veloster also has a faster version called the Veloster N which is more or less like the BMW M Series.

This variant in the United States is sold for 33,250 US Dollars or the equivalent of Rp. As for the non-N standard variant, the Hyundai Veloster, which is currently still being sold, starts at US$19,905 or Rp. 290 million.

The Hyundai Veloster itself in recent years has experienced a significant downward trend in sales. In the first 6 months of 2022 alone, this car only surpassed 7,581 units globally. In contrast to the year 2021 ago, which was still able to reach 12,849 units globally.

Currently, the Hyundai Veloster is produced at the Hyundai Ulsan factory which is also the assembly plant for the Hyundai Kona. With the discontinuation of the production of the Hyundai Veloster, the production line previously used for the Hyundai Veloster will be shifted to the production of the Hyundai Kona, whose latest generation is ready to launch next year.

The latest generation of the Hyundai Kona itself has already started road testing, although it is still given a camouflage sticker. And also according to several sources, that the latest generation of Hyundai Kona will also be equipped with a Hybrid engine and pure electric or EV the same as the current generation that is still circulating.

Source : Autos.ID

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