Feast Your Eyes on the Bold Hyundai RN30 Concept

October 17th, 2016 by

RN30 ConceptDrivers across the country have already responded with immense favor to the 2017 Elantra GT, and Hyundai are about to add their first high-performance N brand car based on the RN30 Concept. The concept just revealed at the Paris Motor Show, which is based around the new i30 hatchback, showcases the next step towards the completion of this eagerly-awaited vehicle, so let’s explore what it might offer Billings and Lockwood drivers.

RN30 Concept Power

The Hyundai RN30 Concept uses the same basic engine as the i30, but the RN30 Concept has naturally benefited from plenty of racing treatment. For a start, a significantly larger turbocharged engine was added, along with forged internals, so you can expect to send up to 375 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels if you get a chance to hit the gas.

The engine also provides a dual-clutch transmission, plus an electronic limited slip differential to reduce fuel consumption. It’s probably not the exact powertrain that will hit the market, but it does offer an intriguing and encouraging look into the foundation of the production model.

RN30 Concept Design

The RN30 Concept really looks the part, with a bold new body that is 30 mm wider and 84 mm shorter than the standard i30. Vents and wings are evident across the body in order to optimize aerodynamics, and Hyundai has crafted new lightweight plastic and stripped the interior to its essentials in order to cut down on weight.

One novel addition is a camera mounted within an image-stabilizing gimbal on the interior side of each A-pillar, one facing in and the other facing out. These would let drivers put together video covering their time on the track.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT

The Hyundai RN30 Concept has probably whetted your appetite for performance. If that’s the case, consider looking in on the 2017 Elantra GT. Its own 173-horsepower, 154 lb-ft of torque 2.0L 4-cylinder engine boasts the best power-to-weight in its class for a thoroughly responsive and engaging drive when you hit the streets of Billings.

Of course, you’ll still retain the GT’s hatchback advantages, including up to 51 cubic feet of storage space, available leather seating, and high-end options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Find Out More About the Hyundai RN30 Concept by Contacting Underriner Hyundai

Whether you want to cruise up to Canada or simply zip around the streets of Billings and Lockwood, the upcoming Hyundai N brand model will be ideal. If you’d like to find out more, simply contact one of our team members or stop by today.