Because I said I would post Hyundai's classification in the LSD thread and I want to put this argument to bed for good! I figured why not make it its own thread!
WHAT HYUNDAI HAS LABELED THE VELOSTER TURBO
Now kids lets take a close look at this advertisement. First is it an advertisement:
Yep, and what are we advertising Hyundai?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Hmmm upon closer inspection, I believe that says hot hatch. Lets see, h-o-t h-a-t-c-h, ummm yes after sounding it out definitely hot hatch. Now even though they say it I know some of you are gonna defend the car by saying, well that doesn't mean its suppose to be in the same league as a GTI in performance, its "hot" hatch. Just advertising lingo, no direct comparisons. Lets look a little deeper.......
In just one side of the the advertisement upon closer inspection here is the car list:
1) VW GTI
2) Mini Cooper S Clubman
3) Civic Si
In retrospect I see what you mean. Hyundai in no shape or form meant for this to be a hot hatch.....they were aiming economy car. They also are not in direct competition with the GTI, Civic Si, Mini Cooper S Clubman, or any other car that would remotely resemble a hot hatch. So I guess I was wrong.
There argument put to rest, all of those in favor of this car being intended to be an economy car and not a hot hatch (as intended by Hyundai) I want you to do something for me. Take your hand and place it in front of you face so that the palm is facing you. Now quickly bring you hand to your forehead (not too quickly because well, look I know your slow but you get the idea).
If you would like I can grab any number of advertisements if I look hard enough. This is the one in the most recent Motor Trend mag that I have, but all of their advertisements are similar. Hyundai clearly has classified this car, and it is a hot hatch and in direct competition with the cars mentioned above. The only reason I am driving the point, and if any of you out there work for Hyundai, is that they really missed the mark here. I have money in hand, just give me what you advertise and we are good, or at least the option to purchase what you advertise. Ill spend a couple extra k for the option of a decent suspension, bigger brakes, and an LSD. The tuning I can get done on my own, thank you!