Hyundai i30 N Undergoes Winter Testing
Hyundai Motors is making more and more exciting models these days, and one of the most exciting ones to be launched this year is the Hyundai i30 N. This high-performance N-brand model will do to the hatchback segment what Genesis Coupe did back in 2010 to the affordable coupe market.
Well, actually, it probably won’t because Hyundai i30 N is a Euro model which may never be released in America, just as Genesis Coupe was deemed too unsophisticated for the European market. But anyway, the point is the N version of the i30 is going to be a serious performance machine. And don’t think for a second that would take away from the Hyundai-ness of this car. The video below showing the i30 N during winter testing in Sweden proves it is built with the utmost attention to quality and durability.
The job of testing the Hyundai i30 N on the frozen lakes of Arjeplog fell to Thierry Neuville, World Rally Championship driver of Hyundai Motorsport.
“So many people have been looking forward to this car, so it’s a pleasure for me to be testing it,” said Thierry Neuville. “The engineers have done a great job on the gearbox and the differential. There is good traction and good stability in the slippery testing conditions. And it’s very easy to handle. A normal driver should get a sensation similar to that of a racing car.”