Hyundai announce "N" performance division, nabs EX Head BMW M division engineer in the process.

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    Hyundai teases the N Concept RN30 before Paris auto show

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    They are not playing.
     
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    Will it be Hyundai that finally brings us a sequel to the Clio V6? I can't say I saw that coming.

    Very interesting.
     
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    I've been reading conflicting reports on what that RM16 N is actually for. Some are suggesting that a production version is on the way whilst others say it's only a development mule for higher performance N parts.
     
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    Hopefully Hyundai will make it because they may have finally found a way to clean off "basic a to b transport" rep they have. Even though Renault did similar thing.
     
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    It seems too well refined to be a mule.
     
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    I30 N: 275hp, fwd, 6-spd manual(8-spd DCT offered later)
    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/6AC1D7007CA8824CCA2580C700717B0C
     
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    We were talking about the i30 N today in the Elantra Sport group and this image was posted which goes along with the article above.

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    P Pkg? Performance Package?
     
  14. R1600Turbo

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    Probably.
     
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    yep
     
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    Boy, they're taking their sweet, sweet time with the N division. I mean, how have they not released a car yet? It's getting a bit ridiculous.
     
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    i30 N is 2018 release, so I bet we'll see it soon. It's actively being tested at the Nurburgring as we speak.
     
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    I'm quite improved seed with Hyundai & Kia. They're bringing some fun and affordable cars to market that many manufacturers have lost sight of.

    I didn't know in Europe, the Kia Picanto has a turbo option. It may make it to Australia. If the N division makes an i20 version, I could see me looking a either car.
     
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    I'm just sitting here waiting patiently for that Veloster N mid-engine thing to be announced.
     
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    I was about to mention that lol.

    Personally, I don't care for super hatchbacks.
     
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    i30 N development has moved to the UK.
     
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    If it can work in the UK I'd argue it could work anywhere.

    Some of our roads are so broken up exactly where you don't need them to be. I've found a few recently where the surface has been patched right on corner entry or in line with the apex. Just what you want in a light SWB car!
     
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    Seriously, I want them to do an i20.
     
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    That would make sense considering how the i20 chassis is used for rally cars.
     
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    Sad thing is, it's discontinued in Australia. :(
     
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    Tuneless like every other modern turbo 4.
     
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    Even if we are not getting a production version of the RM16 Concept, at least this prototype indicates an N variant of the next-gen Veloster is on the way.
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