A clutch of performance vehicles, including the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, i20 WRC and RM15 concept, will take pride of place at Hyundai’s Frankfurt motor show display.
The trio of sports cars will be on show to highlight Hyundai’s N performance sub-brand, which the company debuted back in 2013.
During its announcement overnight, Hyundai provided teaser images of the new N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept (above and below).
Hyundai has yet to provide any details about the N 2025 Vision GT’s drivetrain, but the company says that the car “highlights sustainable technology and race car design”. As with Vision Gran Turismo concepts from other marques, the N 2025 will be made available for free download and play in the Gran Turismo 6 game on PlayStation 3.
Also making its debut at the Frankfurt show will be a new WRC (World Rally Championship) vehicle based on the second-generation i20 hatchback.
Although no specifications or images have been issued for the i20 WRC, Hyundai says that the race car is already “undergoing a punishing testing, engineering and development regime” and will make its full debut at the 2016 Monte Carlo rally, which starts on January 18.
Hyundai has confirmed that the new i20 hatch, which serves as the base for the Hyundai new’s rally challenger, will not be sold in Australia. Instead, the company has repositioned the Accent to serve as the i20’s replacement in the local market.
Alongside these debutants, Hyundai will also display the RM15 concept (above) at the show. Based on the Veloster, the RM15 features a 221kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mounted behind the driver and front passenger.
Although the N sub-brand was launched in December 2013, so far no N vehicles have made their way into showrooms. That said, our spy photographers spotted what might be a prototype for the i30 N in July. There’s also been consistent chatter on the grapevine about a Tucson N.