Second Generation Veloster Won’t Arrive to Europe

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According to the latest informations after the Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai is already working in a second generation Veloster to be released somewhere in 2016.

Speaking with Hyundai’s European Head of Product Management & Pricing Raf Van Nuffel, “a second generation Veloster is in the works but it will not be offered in Europe as it would be a niche model and only a handful of people would actually buy it, thus not making it a viable business case”, he said.

He went on to specify the second generation Veloster model will make the journey stateside, but refused to say whether it will keep the controversial shape and if it will adopt a mid-engine layout as seen in the RM15 concept.

This indirectly also hints that the next-gen Veloster won’t make it to Australia and New Zealand, as there won’t be a Euro-spec version, and thus no right-hand drive version either.

A few months ago we spotted a mysterious Veloster showing a patched front end while the headlighs exceed the hood and the front bumper and grille are different from the rest of the car, painted as well in a different colour.

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