Hyundai will take the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to showcase its ‘N’ performance sub-brand. The first car to come out under the division will be the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, which joins the popular racing video game franchise.
Details on the spaceship-looking race remains scant for the time being but the Korean automaker says the concept “highlights sustainable technology and race car design”. The N 2025 will be included in Gran Turismo 6 alongside the Renault Alpine and Volkswagen GTI Supersport.
Additionally, Hyundai will also exhibit the RM15 concept car, which is a mid-engined hatchback based on the Veloster. The car features a 2.0-litre T-GDI engine pumping out 295 hp at 6,600 rpm and 383 Nm of torque to the rear axle through a six-speed manual gearbox.
Next to the RM15 will be the new i20 rally car that is “already undergoing a punishing testing, engineering and development regime” in preparation for the 2016 Rallye Monte Carlo.
Hyundai Motor’s New High Performance Sub-brand ‘N’
Takes Center Stage at Frankfurt Motor Show
– The sub-brand N will build new momentum for an exciting driving performance and provide emotional driving experience for customers
– The latest motorsport challenger and two dynamic concepts will also be introduced at the Motor Show
August 26, 2015 – Hyundai Motor will showcase its high performance sub-brand N at the Frankfurt International Motor Show 2015. The result of intensive testing and product development, the sub-brand N builds on Hyundai Motor’s successful motorsport experiences and technology capability to drive future performance-oriented and race-track-capable models forward and bring ‘the most thrilling winding road’ fun to customers who truly love cars.
The N builds on not just Hyundai Motor’s continued advancement as a primary competitor in World Rally Championship (WRC) but also on the company’s dedication and investment to create striking and pioneering high performance cars. It capitalizes on Hyundai Motor’s fast-growing strength and signifies the pace of change within the brand, matching the company’s ambition to challenge perceptions by making real and emotional connections with customers.
Highlighting Hyundai Motor’s passion for performance and engineering competency, a preview of the New Generation i20 WRC car will appear on stage during the motor show to demonstrate Hyundai Motor’s performance ambition.
Based on the New Generation i20, the rally car is the first prototype for the vehicle that will challenge for the podium in the 2016 WRC. Already undergoing a punishing testing, engineering and development regime, the new car is building up to its final rally-specification ahead of its debut at the start of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship at Rallye Monte Carlo.
Furthermore, an ultimate concept car showing the brand’s perspective on future performance characteristics will be introduced during the Motor Show. The ‘Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’* concept highlights sustainable technology and race car design, truly representing the future potential of Hyundai N. Through this new concept, Hyundai Motor is engaging further with its fans and the online community by making Hyundai’s passion and performance accessible to millions of people around the world.
In addition, the Hyundai RM15 concept car will be displayed, representing the company’s passion for performance and suggesting how the Hyundai N driver-focused technologies could come into production. The mid-engine concept, with a 2.0-liter 300ps engine, is undergoing further developments to apply high-performance technology to Hyundai Motor cars in many exciting ways.
Hyundai Motor’s press conference will take place in Hall 6 at 11:30 (CET) on Tuesday 15th September 2015.
* Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo: This concept is a new project by Hyundai Motor to be coming exclusively to PlayStation®’s Gran Turismo video game series.