The Hyundai N Concept looks rather similar to existing Le Mans LMP1, LMP2 racers. With the N sub-brand, Hyundai aims to build on its motorsport experience to bring thrilling winding road fun to customers who love cars.
The 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC becomes the new-generation rally car for the marque’s straight forward objectives in the world rally scene for next season. Having re-entered the world rally scene in 2014, the Hyundai i20 WRC has garnered one win courtesy of Thierry Neuville’s Rally Germany victory last season. Hyundai World Rally Team currently stand third in the WRC manufacturers’ rankings with 139 total points accumulated.
Next up, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept shows a global audience the brand’s unique perspective on future performance characteristics. Created exclusively for PlayStation®’s Gran Turismo video game series, the concept car boasts total power of 884 PS from Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell system and an additional super capacitor system.
In addition, the mid-engine turbo-powered 300 PS Hyundai RM15 concept with a lightweight construction represents Hyundai’s passion for performance and suggests how the N sub-brand’s driver-focused technologies could come into production.
New i20 Active and Santa Fe broaden Crossover SUV line-up
With the launch of new i20 Active and Santa Fe, Hyundai now has the full Crossover SUV line-up for the European market. The latest new addition, the i20 Active is an urban 5-door crossover with rugged design with emphasis on space, style and practicality. The i20 Active is set to receive the new, downsized 1.0 T-GDI (Turbocharged), while the entire i20 range gets the 1.0 T-GDI by the end of the year. For the Frankfurt show, Hyundai is displaying the new 1.0-liter engine and 1.4 T-GDI as part of the technology showcase .
The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s longest serving European variant and a key contributor to the company’s SUV strength with over 1.2 million vehicles sold in the region. Maintaining its status as Hyundai’s flagship SUV, the 2015 Santa Fe adds the latest comfort and convenience features, advanced safety technology and refines the car’s appearance.
Other Hyundai highlights at IAA Frankfurt include Hyundai as the first auto makers to introduce Android Auto and the VIsion G Coupe Concept. The Vision G showcases Hyundai’s design evolution and gives an outlook on future premium products as well as presenting advanced connectivity and control technologies.
The unique ‘sling-shot’ design and advanced technology features were developed through a collaboration of all Hyundai Design Centers around the world. New features such as a sweeping touch screen display with a curved screen add sophistication to the calm, high-quality interior.