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Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

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FortsetzenHyundai is in the process of reinventing itself, and maybe it will spawn some cool cars while doing so. The Vision G Concept was the Korean car manufacturer's way of telling us it's ready to move on to the next level. Still, for a relatively new car
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Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Hyundai is in the process of reinventing itself, and maybe it will spawn some cool cars while doing so.

The Vision G Concept was the Korean car manufacturer’s way of telling us it’s ready to move on to the next level. Still, for a relatively new car company that started out selling plain econoboxes, Hyundai has come a long way. And it isn’t willing to stop here.

Hyundai has a lot of plans and wants to make a name for itself in every segment possible, including in the performance-car niche with its “N” brand. Of course, it won’t accomplish in a short period of time what others accomplished in decades, but its dedication is commendable, as Hyundai head of performance development – Albert Biermann – stated in an interview with Top Gear:

“Our future model line-up will include performance-oriented and race track-capable cars that will be full of energy.”

Of course, we already knew about Hyundai’s “N” sub-brand moniker and what it represents. Moreover a high performance vehicle was a normal evolution for the aspiring brand, but it seems that things can go even further than that, in the realm of supercars. In fact, when asked if the “N” name would bear a proper “halo car”, Biermann stated:

“Yes. When you look at the Vision N 2025 on our stand at Frankfurt, that’s our vision point. At some point the future we will get closer to that, yes. We have to be ready for everything between now and the Vision N 2025. It’s a long road to go there, but we are going.”

Mind you, we won’t recommend holding your breath until Hyundai will get even close to the Vision N 2025, but at least we know where the Korean car manufacturer stands. In fact, the plan is to usher the “era” of high performance Hyundai in baby steps, as Mr. Albert Biermann continued:

“We cannot go too wild and too crazy for the first step,” he tells TG. “Jump one is a warm up. Then there’s more to come.” “Our customers are just starting out in high performance. We have to educate and grow them, and we have to guide them into our way of performance.” “Once they’ve driven [an N car], it will be clear that though the horsepower might not be there, the fun is there. That’s all that counts.”

So, don’t expect an N car to tackle the likes of BMW’s M department or Mercedes’ AMG division right from the get-go.

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Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

Future Hyundais To Draw Inspiration From Vision N 2025; Supercar Possible

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