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Hyundai Veloster N will be the only Veloster available in 2022

Some might call the Hyundai Veloster ugly or weird, but every time we saw one of these funky little hatchbacks in the wild, it brought a grin to our faces. They spiced up an automotive landscape bland with identical-looking crossovers, and even its name conjured up a sort of Jules Verne-era steampunk contraption. Alas, we’ll be seeing far fewer Velosters on the streets come 2022, because Hyundai is killing off the unconventional runabout save for one trim.

After initially confirming to Car and Driver that the Veloster would live on in 2022, Hyundai has now clarified that, after studying each trim level, all Velosters will be discontinued except for the hot-hatch Veloster N. A Hyundai spokesman confirmed the cull to Autoblog.

That means the Veloster 2.0, 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo and Turbo Ultimate will not see model year 2022.

The reasoning, according to the report, is

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Apple Car Talks Aren’t Happening, Say Automakers Hyundai, Kia

(Bloomberg) —

Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said that they aren’t in talks with Apple Inc. to develop an autonomous vehicle, responding to intense speculation about the potential new product by the maker of the iPhone.

Apple paused discussions with Hyundai and Kia weeks ago about building an electric vehicle, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg late last week. The Cupertino, California-based company has discussed similar plans with other auto manufacturers, the people added, asking not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Read more: Apple Talks With Hyundai, Kia on Electric Car Paused Recently

The South Korean carmakers also said in regulatory filings Monday they were in talks with multiple companies about autonomous EVs, but that no decision has been made. Shares of Hyundai, which said discussions with partners were in early stages, fell 6.2% in Seoul, while Kia slumped 15%.

Reports surrounding

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Hyundai and Kia pour cold water on potential car with Apple

Hyundai said on Monday that it is no longer in talks with Apple regarding the development of a future autonomous vehicle.

Hyundai said it “has received requests to co-develop autonomous electric vehicle from multiple companies but they were in the early stages and nothing was finalised.” It then explicitly mentioned Apple, saying it “is not in talks with Apple on development of an autonomous vehicle.”

Hyundai’s affiliate Kia, also an automobile manufacturer, and Hyundai Mobis, a car component-making subsidiary, made similar statements separately. Hyundai and Kia, combined, form the world’s fifth largest automobile manufacturer.

Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Apple had previously held talks with Hyundai and Kia about building an electric vehicle, but the discussions were recently paused. The report claimed that Apple was discussing similar plans with other automobile manufacturers besides Hyundai as well.

Last month, Hyundai confirmed that it was in talks with Apple to develop

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Apple Could Partner With Hyundai for Apple Car, Says Analyst

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Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Asset Management sees the Apple Car using a Hyundai design for the chassis. Kia will provide the U.S. production line, Kuo writes.


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The Apple Car chatter got a little louder on Tuesday, after the closely followed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a research note that he believes the company will collaborate with the Hyundai Group to build an

Apple

Car.

Kuo, an analyst with Taiwan-based TF Asset Management, writes that the Apple Car chassis will use Hyundai’s E-GMP design (the acronym stands for Electric-Global Modular Platform) and that Hyundai Mobis, an automotive systems supplier, is in charge of design and production for some components. He also says that

Kia

will provide the U.S. production line for the car. Kia’s only U.S. manufacturing plant is in West Point, Ga.

Kuo also writes that if the partnership with Hyundai goes

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