These new models are the latest milestones on Hyundai Motor's journey to become the number one Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021. The public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show will be a homecoming for the three models: after all, the brand has its European and German headquarters, design, technical and testing centres and its motorsport operations rooted in the region.
Visitors of the IAA can also take a look into future powertrain technologies. Hyundai Motor presents Smart Stream, their new efficient and fuel saving powertrain line-up. Additionally, visitors can see the full IONIQ line-up with the Hybrid, Electric and Plug-in Hybrid version at the home motor show. The IONIQ is the world's first car with three electric powertrains and is Hyundai Motor's contribution to a cleaner future and low-to-zero emission driving.
The i30 N is Hyundai Motor's first high-performance car under the N line-up inspired by motorsport. Built on the New Generation i30, this car has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum fun to drive in everyday life on the road as well as on the track. The i30 N is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine available with two power outputs: the Standard Package engine delivers 250 PS, whereas the Performance Package engine's maximum power is boosted to 275 PS. Both outputs deliver a maximum torque of 353 Nm (378 Nm with Overboost function) and reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The 250 PS version reaches 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, the 275 PS version in 6.1 seconds. Hyundai's new high-performance car is all about precision, control, safety and durability when it comes to sharp performance and driving excitement. The key high-performance features are segment-leading for Hyundai Motor's first N model and can be chosen individually by the driver depending on his or her driving mood.
With the i30 Fastback, Hyundai Motor is entering the compact market with a premium, classy, five-door coupé. The i30 Fastback is characterised by its strong stance and sporty, elongated lines. By offering the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features, the i30 Fastback democratises technology, as do the other members of the i30 range. The powertrain line-up of the i30 Fastback consists of two downsized turbocharged petrol engines carried over from the New Generation Hyundai i30. With the i30 Fastback, Hyundai Motor makes premium design features accessible for everyone.
The All-New KONA is a true SUV with a bold and progressive design, premium features, accessible connectivity and latest safety technologies. Hyundai's KONA offers a sleek, sharp design with full-LED twin headlamps, two-tone roof and a choice of ten distinctive exterior colours. This new SUV combines optional on-demand four-wheel drive, 7DCT and Hyundai's latest powertrains. It expresses the lifestyle of modern urban customers.
The i30 N TCR, Hyundai Motorsport's first project intended specifically for track racing, already attracted plenty of attention during its public debut at the recent ADAC TCR Germany championship. At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show the i30 N TCR will be presented for the first time to a wider audience. Built to the TCR regulations that were introduced in 2015, the i30 N TCR is designed to be sold to customers to compete in the growing number of national and international series where TCR-specification machinery is eligible. The i30 N TCR complements Hyundai's forthcoming high-performance N range and will further show the high-performance engineering capabilities of the brand.
In line with the TCR regulations the i30 N TCR is powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine, connected to a six-speed gearbox operated by steering wheel mounted paddles. The 100-litre fuel tank in the car is equipped with an endurance refuelling kit, allowing customers to compete in both sprint and long distance events.
Hyundai Motor also introduces 'Smart Stream' - its new-generation powertrain line-up - at the Show with a showcase of the Smart Stream 1.6-litre T-GDi engine and Smart Stream 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission. The new 1.6-litre T-GDi engine incorporates an array of new technologies including 'Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD)', which optimizes the opening and closing of the valve independently to maximize performance and fuel economy as well as to reduce emissions. With quicker and smoother gear changes than its predecessor, the Smart Stream 8-speed wet DCT also contributes to lower fuel consumption. Hyundai Motor plans to introduce more 'Smart Stream' powertrains in the years to come.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2015 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localised models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world's first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.