Plans for the Korean maker’s performance sub-brand were first detailed in 2017, before the first production model, the warmly-received i30 N, followed at the end of the year. The i30 N Fastback then followed a year after.
2019 will be a quiet year for the N division, however with resources instead directed to launching Hyundai’s electrification strategy with the Kona Electric, updated Ioniq and further plug-in models to come.
After years of rumours, company sources have revealed to Autocar that the i20 supermini will be the next N-car, and is likely be ready for an unveiling by early 2020. Original rumours cited a release for such a car some time in 2018, but the launch was pushed back down the list of priorities.