Hyundai’s N performance division is about to expand their lineup. The team has confirmed that they will offer six different models before 2019 and the i30 N is the first of many to hit dealership stores.
Apart from the small hatchback, the team is also working on a high performance SUV, another hot hatchback among other models. Spy photos of the Hyundai i30 N recently emerged online and it showed some drastic changes are being made to the model. The N division of the company has very strong presence in South Korea but it is about to show off its best creations in other regions in the near future.
The team has confirmed that the i30 N will hit showrooms in the first half of 2017. Albert Biermann who earlier worked with BMW M division is now working with the N performance division of Hyundai. With more than thirty years of experience in the field, Biermann is expected to play a crucial role in helping the brand achieve their goal in the next five years.
Details with regards to the N brand is very limited at the moment. While it is evident that it belongs to the Hyundai performance division, technical specifications of the cars they are about to build is not revealed.Six different models are about to be designed, one of them will be based on the Tuscon while another on the Santa Fe SUV.
The brand is committed to innovation and looks forward to bring the Hyundai name to the forefront in the performance division. “We are working with a new approach. The idea starts with inputs from all team members, pushed to make a decision and once we are committed to something we are not going to go back until it is done. Refining and bringing the best out of it is what we look at,” said an executive.
Hyundai is looking forward to make the upcoming hot hatchback on par with the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Ford Focus ST. While they belong to the hatchback category, Talks are on to create a performance driven version of the Halo to compete with the GT-R and the Nissan NSX. It is still in its early stages and might take a while before they go into production. With plenty of plans, it is evident that Hyundai likes to join other companies by offering performance driven variants of their popular models.