Hyundai has been looking quite zealous and ambitious this past few months – they have established the Genesis luxury marquee, N Performance sports unit and have recently delivered their new Ioniq line of eco-conscious models.
Now the reports are painting an even more ambitious picture, with the Genesis brand looking to have a range of six models by the turn of the decade and the N Performance division looking to spice things up with its own modifications. With the N performance unit headed now by Albert Biermann, the former chief engineer at BMW’s M, it’s very clear who is the main contender in the view of the South Korean company. Recent reports have stated that N performance’s first fully fledged modification (it appears Biermann also had a say in the development of the Genesis G90) will be the sport version of the front-drive i30 hatchback – looking to compete in the European hot hatch segment. Since we already know from the most recent report there would be another two models on the roster – we now have more details about one of them: apparently a N-tuned version of the upcoming new generation Genesis G70 coupe.
The G70 will be the smaller – and as of now yet to be seen – sedan that will sit below the G90 luxury line in the Genesis lineup and also spawn a sporty two-door iteration to take the mantle of the Hyundai Genesis coupe. This latter model would not use the Tau 5.0-liter V8 they already have on the G90, but more likely it would make use of the newly introduced 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that currently has to offer 365 horsepower. Of course, fighting off the BMW M4’s 425 horsepower will require some serious tuning, in a bid to at least match it in terms of raw power.
Via Car and Driver