Wondering why the new Hyundai Veloster isn’t in dealerships yet? Hyundai said that it will start delivering the new three-door hatchback this week after labor disputes delayed the production the model at the heart of the South Korean firm’s major push into the premium car segment.
Hyundai said that labor disputes and limited capacity expansion plans remain a hurdle for it’s growth as it seeks to halt a slide in market share at home. Korea is one of Hyundai’s most lucrative region.
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Refresher: The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is powered by an all-new 1.6L GDI Gamma direct-injection gasoline engine making 138-hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual, or Hyundai’s all new dual-clutch 6-speed automatic. Fuel-economy wise, the 2012 Veloster is expected to get up to 40 mpg. Sales start later this year.
2012 Hyundai Veloster:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News