Hyundai unveils the 2014 i20 WRC, announces N performance sub-brand

Article by Christian A., on December 10, 2013

Hyundai officially unveiled its full team line-up at a special launch event that took place in Frankfurt today. For those who don’t know, the Korean carmaker is preparing for its debut in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship at Monte Carlo next month. The car you see in the photos is actually the final version of the i20 WRC.

Thierry Neuville made his first public appearance in Hyundai Motorsport colours as the teams lead driver, while Juho Hänninen, who will drive the second i20 WRC at selected events, was also present. It was also announced that both Dani Sordo and Chris Atkinson will partner Thierry Neuville at several events during the season, with Dani Sordo running on Rallye Monte-Carlo and Atkinson confirmed for Rally Australia.

Using the occasion of its WRC launch, Hyundai also announced that it will use “N” lettering to symbolize its high performance technology on both the i20 WRC car and future mass-produced high performance cars.

The N performance sub-brand is named after Hyundai’s R&D facility in Namyang, South Korea. The Namyang R&D Centre is at the heart of the technological innovation and development that serves as the driving force behind Hyundai’s growth as a global brand. [source: Hyundai]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In racing, driving a quicker and lighter car doesn’t always result in a win. However, such a car definitely has some advantages over other competitors. This could be the reason...
by - February 16, 2017
Yes, Toyota hasn’t joined the WRC since the first generation of iPod was released. For the first time in many years, Toyota comes back and has won its first race...
by - February 14, 2017
It just keeps getting hotter. McLaren, Porsche and Ford Motors have heated up the GT4 racing runways. In no time, BMW and Mercedes-AMG will be joining in. Not to be...
by - February 10, 2017
The final version of Lexus’ GT3 racer is now here at last and it looks meaner and more menacing than the namesake concept it was derived from. Welcome the new...
by - January 16, 2017
BMW recently held its year-end celebration in Munich, Germany. The same motorsport event had on display the upcoming BMW M4 GT4. It was then wrapped in camouflage to conceal its...
by - December 15, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries