12 September 2017 – Hyundai Motor is presenting three public debuts of new vehicles at the 67th International Frankfurt Motor Show: Hyundai’s first high-performance car i30 N, the elegant five-door coupé i30 Fastback and the bold, sub-compact SUV, the All-New KONA. These new models are the latest milestones on Hyundai Motor’s journey to become the number one Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021. The public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show will be a homecoming for the three models: after all, the brand has its European and German headquarters, design, technical and testing centres and its motorsport operations rooted in the region.
Visitors of the IAA can also take a look into future powertrain technologies. Hyundai Motor presents Smart Stream, their new efficient and fuel saving powertrain line-up. Additionally, visitors can see the full IONIQ line-up with the Hybrid, Electric and Plug-in Hybrid version at the home motor show. The IONIQ is the world’s first car with three electric powertrains and is Hyundai Motor’s contribution to a cleaner future and low-to-zero emission driving.
The Hyundai Motor press conference will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at 12:55 CEST at the Hyundai stand in Hall 8, Stand C 29.
“With the new Hyundai i30 N, i30 Fastback and the All-new KONA we are proud to present a wide-ranging showcase of new models and innovative technology based on our customers’ needs at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, our home motor show,” says Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “By expanding our strong product line-up, combined with our digital and intelligent services, we will emotionalise the brand and attract new customer groups.”
Stage for Hyundai Motor’s 2017 debuts
The i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance car under the N line-up inspired by motorsport. Built on the New Generation i30, this car has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum fun to drive in everyday life on the road as well as on the track. The i30 N is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine available with two power outputs: the Standard Package engine delivers 250 PS, whereas the Performance Package engine's maximum power is boosted to 275 PS. Both outputs deliver a maximum torque of 353 Nm (378 Nm with Overboost function) and reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The 250 PS version reaches 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, the 275 PS version in 6.1 seconds. Hyundai’s new high-performance car is all about precision, control, safety and durability when it comes to sharp performance and driving excitement. The key high-performance features are segment-leading for Hyundai Motor’s first N model and can be chosen individually by the driver depending on his or her driving mood.
With the i30 Fastback, Hyundai Motor is entering the compact market with a premium, classy, five-door coupé. The i30 Fastback is characterised by its strong stance and sporty, elongated lines. By offering the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features, the i30 Fastback democratises technology, as do the other members of the i30 range. The powertrain line-up of the i30 Fastback consists of two downsized turbocharged petrol engines carried over from the New Generation Hyundai i30. With the i30 Fastback, Hyundai Motor makes premium design features accessible for everyone.
The All-New KONA is a true SUV with a bold and progressive design, premium features, accessible connectivity and latest safety technologies. Hyundai’s KONA offers a sleek, sharp design with full-LED twin headlamps, two-tone roof and a choice of ten distinctive exterior colours. This new SUV combines optional on-demand four-wheel drive, 7DCT and Hyundai’s latest powertrains. It expresses the lifestyle of modern urban customers.
The i30 N TCR, Hyundai Motorsport’s first project intended specifically for track racing, already attracted plenty of attention during its public debut at the recent ADAC TCR Germany championship. At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show the i30 N TCR will be presented for the first time to a wider audience. Built to the TCR regulations that were introduced in 2015, the i30 N TCR is designed to be sold to customers to compete in the growing number of national and international series where TCR-specification machinery is eligible. The i30 N TCR complements Hyundai’s forthcoming high-performance N range and will further show the high-performance engineering capabilities of the brand.
In line with the TCR regulations the i30 N TCR is powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine, connected to a six-speed gearbox operated by steering wheel mounted paddles. The 100-litre fuel tank in the car is equipped with an endurance refuelling kit, allowing customers to compete in both sprint and long distance events.
Hyundai Motor will also introduce ‘Smart Stream’ - its new-generation powertrain line-up - at the Show with a showcase of the Smart Stream 1.6-litre T-GDi engine and Smart Stream 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission. The new 1.6-litre T-GDi engine incorporates an array of new technologies including ‘Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD)’, which optimizes the opening and closing of the valve independently to maximize performance and fuel economy as well as to reduce emissions. With quicker and smoother gear changes than its predecessor, the Smart Stream 8-speed wet DCT also contributes to lower fuel consumption. Hyundai Motor plans to introduce more ‘Smart Stream’ powertrains in the years to come.
Also announced will be the plans to launch the Company’s first pure-electric car sharing programme in metropolitan Amsterdam in early October. Consisting of 100 IONIQ Electric vehicles, the car sharing fleet democratises e-mobility. More detailed information about the first car sharing programme of Hyundai Motor will be available on 5 October 2017 during the inauguration ceremony in Amsterdam.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2015 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localised models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world’s first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.
About Hyundai Motor UK
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top 10 car manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 92,510 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs more than 3,000 people through its UK operations and dealer network. Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.
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