Hyundai’s next N Performance model could come inspired by 380 hp RN30 concept showcased in 2016
South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai is preparing to reveal its next N performance model in 2018 that will be based on the RN30 concept from showcased in 2016. Before that, the company is currently working on the i30N that is scheduled to make its global debut later this year.
It is still not sure, which is going to be the next model. But, indications say that the Korean auto major is developing the Veloster. Speaking about the RN30 concept derived upcoming N performance model would lock horns with the Ford Focus RS and this car will have a 380 hp maximum power output generating powertrain. Earlier it was rumored that N performance badge will be introduced to several models from the carmaker, but Hyundai confirms that it will produce only select models with N performance badge, which will certainly keep the exclusivity intact.
Also, the company reveals that currently it will introduce the N badge to only conventional fuel powered models. N badge for the hybrid, fully electric or fuel-cell powertrain equipped models are not in plan as of now. However, in future we may see a N performance badge for all-electric, hybrid of fuel-cell powertrain equipped cars as well.
Speaking about the RN30 concept that was displayed last year, it gets power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine specially tuned for the N performance brand. Apart from 380 hp of peak power, this engine is capable of kicking out massive 451 Nm of peak torque.
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Power is sent to all the four wheels via a dual-clutch transmission. It also gets electronic variable exhaust that generates awe-inspiring loud noise and there is electronic limited-slip differential to deliver hard cornering ability to the car. Expect all these equipments to be available in the upcoming new N performance car from the auto manufacturer. The exact timing of unveiling is not revealed yet, but we can expect it to come out of cover sometime during mid 2018.
Hyundai RN30 Concept Gallery