Hyundai is gearing up to introduce the i30 N shortly, though new details are starting to emerge about future N variants.
In an interview with Drive, Hyundai N boss Albert Biermann confirmed there are several more high-performance models in the pipeline. As he explained, “We started with the C-segment and the fastback will follow, and we are already working on some other concepts for the B-segment and SUV also.”
Besides confirming the i30 N will be following by a high-performance coupe, Biermann strongly suggested the Tucson could receive an N variant. He hinted the model would have a reduced ride height, sportier tires, improved handling, and “a lot of power.” The former BMW M boss also noted “We have a good platform with the Tucson to make a high-performance SUV” so it seems likely the company will offer one in the future.
Unfortunately, fans looking for a Genesis N will be out of luck, as the executive said there are currently no plans for high-performance versions. Despite that, he confirmed the upcoming Genesis G70 will have a twin-turbo 3.3-liter engine.