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RSS Report: Hyundai Veloster nixed in UK after just 3 years


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Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, Hyundai, UK


The Veloster, Hyundai's funky, four-door hatchback, has been pulled from the British market after just three years on sale. The blame, as is usually the case in these circumstances, is being placed on slow sales. Auto Express reports that, much like it has in the United States, the Veloster has failed to resonate with both customers and critics.

While UK sales figures weren't available to prove AE's point, Veloster sales in the US through November are down nearly 2,000 units over the same period in 2013, to under 26,000 vehicles. That makes it the third-slowest seller in the Hyundai lineup, behind the far more expensive Azera and Equus sedans.

The performance-minded Veloster Turbo will be replaced in the UK by a version of the i30 equipped with the VT's 1.6-liter, force-induced, direct-injected engine. You can read all about that new vehicle right here.

Hyundai Veloster nixed in UK after just 3 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Not surprising. Two friends of mine have it and they have had more problems with theirs then 4 of my cars combined. Year to date one of them has been in repair for 77 days.

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