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As one of the early members on this forum that also seen Hyundai/Genesis grow to where they are now and the segment this new Veloster competes in (Type R is killing it), watching this community grow will be interesting. A lot of it will depend on how well Veloster N's sell. If the original Genesis coupe was any indication of how well the right Hyundai product can take off... very soon this could become like the many Honda/VW/Ford communities out there.
 

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The CTR wont be easy to dethrone, but I don't think Hyundai really has any interest in doing so. It's going to take a couple of revisions/generations before they can really get a grasp of what this new platform is capable of.
 

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No one is expecting the Veloster N to become the segment leader, and I'm sure Hyundai is still trying to approach the segment from a value proposition. They know there is a need for a cheaper hot hatch.
 

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They are coming in at the right time, with the Focus RS on its way out and the Golf getting detunes across its trim levels. The CTR is an incredible hatchback, but availability is really limited and I've seen some ludicrous price hikes from dealerships.
 

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We still don't know what allocations are going to be like for the VN, so we could very well see the same sort of price hikes if availability becomes an issue. Hopefully Hyundai is able to build these things quick enough to keep up with demand.
 

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Hyundai has to play on making these widely available, if they can offer someone already amazing on paper, then having a product that's easy to get will give them an advantage. Lets not forget that the N benefits a lot from parts sharing so its worth the risk.
 

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While it should be more widely available than something like the Type R, I think its also important that there's some exclusivity to their new premium hatchback. The only way its going to compete with current segment leaders, is it its able to get the same level of prestige.
 

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I wonder how that might help its sales, not always does reach equates to positive net. The Type R is priced higher and folks are willing to spend.
 

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I don't think it will ever be seen on an even playing field as the CTR, but give it some time guys. You are comparing a brand new platform to something that Honda has been developing for decades.
 

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Last I checked, Hyundai was open to doing whatever is necessary. They move smart and calculated, hence the Veloster N.

As sales numbers pour in and Hyundai heads give their say we might get insight on what's to come, don't give up hope just yet.
 

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Well the VN isnt an entirely new platform, its just utilizing a new powertrain. The regular Veloster has almost been around for a decade as well, with the the turbo variant starting in 2012.
 

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Not a new powertrain either, it's taken from the I30N.

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