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 |  Apr 28 2011, 12:57 PM

Hyundai‘s Veloster sports coupe will have its North American introduction delayed by two months due to a labor dispute involving a union at its South Korean factory.

A labor dispute involving changes to the shift structure at the Veloster’s plant in Ulsan caused a production slowdown, which saw the plant operate at 33 percent capacity. Labor disputes and strikes are extremely common in the South Korean auto industry, with one occuring every summer for a 20 year period from 1988-2008.

While North American launch plans are still on track for the second half of this year, Hyundai has been forced to go ahead with a limited roll-out in South Korea, with a target of 18,000 cars sold. The Veloster is a key product in both markets, with the car being both a push into the “premium” market at home, and a way to bring in young customers in the United States.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • bH

    Delayed two months from WHEN?

  • Pat

    Should be June or July. I called my local Hyundai dealer and they said 2 months. Not bad considering it’s a 2012.

  • Frances Ramirez

    Veloster….Love at first site. Must have. When will it be out?

    I’ve checked with several dealers and they don’t have release date.

    Frances

  • debbie saldana

    i would like to know when the hyundai veloster is coming out. first i hear its 2 months behind since april now im hearing not till the fall. which is it its getting frustrating.

  • Cd

    I heard originally June 2011 and now September 2011.

  • Pat

    Well the article was written April 28. It is now the end of June. It is just about 2 months now.