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Hyundai Veloster Gets More Expensive For 2020

Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the Veloster is a different animal from the previous generation. The Veloster N certainly breaks the mold, packing the 2.0 T-GDi turbo four-cylinder engine and either 250 or 275 horsepower.
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A hot hatchback based on the i30 N from Europe, pricing for the Veloster N rises by $500 for the 2020 model year. That’s $28,320 including the $920 destination charge, and Hyundai didn’t operate major changes in terms of standard equipment. Lesser versions of the Veloster are $50, $100, and $250 more expensive according to Cars Direct.
 
Funnily enough, the Turbo R-Spec soldiers on with a six-speed manual while the Turbo features a dual-clutch transmission. On the upside, the R-Spec gains more safety equipment as standard in the guise of blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.
 
The Turbo gains wireless charging for Qi-enabled smartphones, and not in the least, the Ultimate switches from a six-speed manual to the DCT despite the fact pricing remains unchanged from the current suggested retail price of $29,070 including destination.
 
When compared against the Civic in Si and Type R flavors, the Honda is noticeably more expensive than the interloper from South Korea. The Performance Package remains a $2,100 option for 2020, and you should tick it off the options list if you want 275 ponies on tap.
 
In terms of U.S. sales, the Veloster has seen better days. Only 10,871 examples of the breed were sold in 2018, down from 12,658 the previous year and 34,862 in 2012. Sportier cars are a hard sell in this day and age unless you’re a Toyota dealership with the GR Supra in stock.
 
Looking at the bigger picture, both the Veloster and Veloster N are some of the most interesting choices in their respective segment. Value for money has always been a strong point for Hyundai, and the asymmetrical-styled Veloster makes no exception to that rule.

A cheaper alternative to the Veloster would be the Elantra GT in the United States, known as the i30 in the Old Continent.

 
 
 
 
 

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