Hyundai Veloster N Discontinued For 2024
Hyundai will discontinue some of its small cars for the 2024 model year, the most famous of which is the Veloster N.
Hyundai killed the non-N Veloster and said customers should consider the Elantra N sedan and the Kona N SUV.
According to a report, the Hyundai Motor Company completely discontinued the Veloster name after 11 years.
The move is said to support Hyundai’s production of the next-generation Kona and sales of the Elantra N, also known as the Avante N, in its home country of Korea.
Hyundai currently produces the Veloster N exclusively, eliminating the standard version in the process. It is currently made on one of the production lines of Hyundai’s Ulsan 1 plant, where the Kona is assembled.
With the arrival of the next generation Kona next year, Veloster’s death should leave more room to produce more successful signage.
The publication cites local and global market preferences for the Elantra N over the Veloster N.
Automakers have sold fewer Veloster N units since the introduction of last year’s performance sedan – quite understandable as these two cars overlap in terms of performance.
Meanwhile, the next-generation Hyundai Kona has been spotted repeatedly on public roads, with recent sightings having less camouflage than before.
The second-generation Kona seems to maintain a separate headlight configuration.
It is expected that the next Kona will be revealed in full in 2023, given that the facelifted model has just been introduced at the end of 2020.
There has been no confirmation regarding this schedule, so let’s all listen until the official announcement appears. However, hybrid and electric versions are most likely to occur in new-generation models.
Will Hyundai Also Discontinue Accent?
Hyundai’s reason for turning off Accent makes a lot of sense: small SUVs like the Venue and Kona are fresher and more desirable, especially as customers switch from sedans to crossovers.
Hyundai used to offer the Accent as a hatchback, but it was discontinued a few years ago. The SUV Place – which starts at $20,295, including the destination – is now an entry point into the Hyundai brand. It’s unclear whether Accent’s corporate cousin, Kia Rio, will also be fired.
Lastly, the Hyundai Ioniq and plug-in hybrid hatchbacks will live in 2023 after the demise of the fully electric variant last year.
As Hyundai seeks to expand its new Ioniq lineup – which includes the Ioniq 5 and recently launched the Ioniq 6 – having another vehicle that goes by the same name is a bit confusing.
Buyers looking for a small Hyundai hybrid can check out the Elantra HEV and Tucson HEV here.
Hyundai’s other lineup is largely unchanged for 2023 and 2024. The only exception is the Palisade SUV, which received a slight refresh, and is expected to go on sale later this year.