Teaser image of RN30 concept shows aggressive aerodynamic design; it’ll make its debut at the Paris motor show
Sam Sheehan
22 September 2016

A teaser image of the Hyundai RN30 concept has been released a week before the car's official unveiling at the Paris motor show.

The concept version of Hyundai’s i30 performance model features bulging arches and sits on large wheels. Its front end has a wide-mouthed grille and frowning light designs, giving the car an aggressive, purposeful look.

We've driven an i30N prototype - read it here

The concept offers a glimpse of how Hyundai’s 2017 Ford Focus ST rival will look but, as seen on development cars, the production model’s appearance will be significantly toned down in comparison.

As well as its influence on the production model, the RN30 concept reaffirms Hyundai’s claims that its hot N-badged models will look very different from its regular cars.

The RM16 concept and N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo were among the first concepts to show Hyundai’s performance intent.

The production Hyundai RN30, or i30N as it may be called, will use a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with an expected 260bhp on offer. Its rivals will include the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Focus ST.

Keep up with all the latest Paris motor show news, with all the latest reveals and details here

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