Hyundai’s three-door hatchback has been affordable and sporty. The 2019 Veloster became available in an N performance version rated at 275 horsepower, and for 2022, the N will be the only Veloster available. Based on 2021 pricing, that means buyers will have to cough up $33,250, which is thousands more than lesser trims. Hyundai isn’t alone in cutting out lower trims. The Volkswagen Golf will be available in GTI and R versions only, making 241 and 315 horsepower, respectively. Slow sales of the base Golf and Veloster have resulted in their retirements.

For 2022, the only available Veloster model will be the performance-oriented N. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

The 2022 Veloster will come in one version only: