Hyundai i30 N Testing in UK Commences Before Official Launch

Hyundai i30 N Testing

The Hyundai i30 N has already commenced testing in the UK.

The car is scheduled for launch before the end of 2017 but it has been spotted testing on the road.

Going by the fact that the automobile manufacturer had picked the country for their initial testing, it could probably have special engine variants and specifications designed to make buyers in the United Kingdom satisfied. Besides, the automakers don’t have their focus on the European market which is a welcome relief for those in the US and UK. Made to compete with the Peugeot 308 GTI, the newly released images show the design language of the car and how it would be in terms of offering a revamped experience for buyers familiar with the I series cars.

Hyundai i30 N

An extensive test is underway for the Hyundai i30N which was first spotted at the Nurburging track in Germany and later in Sweden. The car was even tested alongside a WRC rally car and its popular driver Thierry Neuville to make sure it could withstand the most demanding winter conditions in the country. The reason to have picked UK for testing another aspect of the car is no different because according to the Korean automaker, the roads in the country are quite bumpy unlike Germany or many other European countries. They wanted to test their adaptive suspension system.

“Our goal is to make sure our car delivers on every front without any signs of shortcomings. By testing it in different road conditions, we can achieve our purpose and the N belongs to a high performance category. The customer requirements that might arise in the future are met today because of these extensive testing that we undertake now,” said Hyundai’s VP Albert Biermann.

Based on the concepts revealed so far, the Hyundai i30N is expected to be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine which delivers 375 horsepower and has 451Nm of torque. The car uses an all-wheel drive setup and is mated to a dual clutch race gearbox for the maximum output.

Hyundai i30 N Testing

Compared to the i30 model, the RN30 is much bigger with an increased 30mm width and 84mm lower in ride height. The racing DNA in the car is further amplified by the bucket seats, roll cage, harness instead of the conventional seatbelts and huge green foglamps in the front for those aggressive trips. It even sports floating wheelarches and front splitter making it look aggressive than ever.

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