When Hyundai launched the i20 WRC, they announced an ambitious new program called as“N Performance” that will bring several hot cars, including an i30 N under this brand, but, after 2 years of a lot of rumours, we only received a decaf 186 hp i30 Turbo.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]After we spotted a new Hyundai i30 mule around the Nurburgring in July (pictured above) now the guys from GoAuto Australia turned back with a new information that says Hyundai is preparing a concept car based on the i30, but using All Wheel Drive and the 2.0 Turbo GDi delivering 300 hp and will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Hyundai just aims to gather customer response to this sporty iteration of the hatchback in a concept form, like they do with the Veloster RM15 at the Seoul Motor Show, if the i30 N receives a positive response in Europe and Hyundai decide to build, won’t arrive until 2017, with the 3th generation i30 and with a new platform.
It is also said that the all-wheel drive system in the i30 will require significant alterations to the bodystructure. The prototype of the i30 N that have been spotted testing at the Nurburgring in Germany will feature larger wheels along with bigger brake callipers and a lowered ride height.