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Hyundai already preparing to discontinue Veloster?

by Justin King

Report suggests first generation may be last generation.

Hyundai is allegedly considering putting an end to the , rather than developing a second-generation model.

The company is said to have sold approximately 60,000 units globally in 2013, just two years after the unique hatchback arrived on the market. With an asymmetrical door configuration, the design has been considered a controversial departure from Hyundai's mainstream models.

Without a late uptick in sales, company executives are reportedly attempting to decide if the model should be discontinued in the near future, an unnamed source told GoAuto.

The model has received a steady stream of concept adaptations and special editions, including the production package that recently arrived in the US market. All variants are powered by either a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque, or a turbocharged 2.0-liter mill that produces 201 ponies and 195 lb-ft of twist.

Potentially serving as an opportunity to revitalize Veloster sales and save the nameplate, a mid-cycle facelift is expected to arrive within the next year.

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