After having successfully launched G90, Hyundai is going to develop its new model and has named it 2018 Genesis G70 N. This new model will be competing directly with the brands likes of Audi A4, Lexus IS and BMW 3 Series and in particular with Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This news is rumored for some time now until Hyundai confirmed this rumor to be true a few days back. This new Genesis brand was actually announced in Detroit automobile show along with Hyundai S-Class G90.
The first vehicle to feature in N division is expected to be i30 next-generation hatchback. This new hatchback will compete with Focus ST along with Volkswagen Golf GTI. They will also have a chance to showcase their new vehicles superior specs in World Rally Championship.
Genesis N Performance
Albert Biermann who is the newly appointed head of high-performance development schemes and vehicle tests, recently made the brands intention clear, which was that they were going to compete with Audi, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and BMW franchises.
He told the press that whatever model they would sell in the future, be it Genesis or Hyundai models all will have N at the end of their brand name. According to him,” N is a sub-brand and with N high performance cars we work for both brands- so you have to be ready for N versions for Hyundai and for Genesis…” He added, “We have a nice roadmap for the next five years… There will be Genesis cars included” which will be offering “the full package – real racetrack-going high performance cars”. He said that there will be more than one “N” model in Genesis ranks.
In the Detroit auto show, Biermann declined to comment on whether the next car will be Genesis Coupe or not. Hyundai had previously manufactured Coupe models but Biermann only said that “I cannot talk about this today.” He also added that “but they will be nicely matched to the philosophy of the brand. “
2018 Genesis G70 N Specs and Release
What he said in details was about 2018 Genesis G70 N. The said that “The G70, that’s a whole new animal,” This was a clear indication of the fact that the new G70 N will be built on a new platform and is going to have different sets of axle concept. Use of axle concept suggests that this car will be sporty to try and have a drive. Biermann said, “You can expect some really nice handling cars, “.
Press also questioned Biermann about cars which were benchmarked for new 2018 Genesis G70 N. His answer was simple and direct “Whatever is around. Whatever comes best we take. Things change so there’s no best for a long time”. “It’s a G70 but you can expect also some powerful G70. That platform is good for a lot of power. “
Biermann said that maximum torque that will be generated will be in between 1300-4500. He added that there might be the use of eight cylinders along with turbochargers. He confirmed that the main engine of 2018 Genesis G70 N would be a V8 unit with direct injection. But nothing about the price or date of launch has yet been informed officially still now by Hyundai or by Biermann.