It’s Korean, it’s a hot hatch and it will debut at the 2015 IAA, this September.
We’re talking about the newest addition to the compact segment for hot hatches, the so-called Hyundai i30 N. The model in question hasn’t been officially announced for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show at this point but according to a recent report, published by the guys from KoreanCarBlog, the model is close to making its public debut. Our source is stating that this will be arriving in concept form, at first, so don’t get too excited about it since the final production version will be kept away for quite some time, that is if it will get the green light.
The new Hyundai i30 N is part of the program called the “N Performance” signed by the South Korean based automaker and it seems that a prototype has been already spotted testing on the Nurburgring, so the one-off vehicle will be fully functional. Rumor has it that it will be coming with larger brake calipers, a new set of wheels, a lowered ride height and the obvious modifications made to the front and rear ends. Expect some changes to be made to the cabin too, because we are still talking about the range-topping version of the i30, which has some serious competitors. Under its hood, a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with approximately 300 HP (220 kW), which will be sent to an all-wheel drive system. Additional details on the car are limited at this point and will be announced during the German automotive event, next month.