Thierry Neuville, World Rally Championship driver for Hyundai Motorsport, has tested the new high-performance i30N on a frozen lake and helped the development team to refine the car’s ESC, limited slip differential, steering, shock absorbers, suspension and tires.
Neuville said, “So many people have been looking forward to this car, so it’s a pleasure for me to be testing it. The engineers have done a great job on the gearbox and the differential. There is good traction and good stability in the slippery testing conditions and it’s very easy to handle. A normal driver should get a sensation similar to that of a racing car.”
Alexander Eichler, head of high-performance vehicle test and development at Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Centre, commented, “The main target for us is to ensure driving enjoyment. Symbolizing a chicane, the ‘N’ logo embodies this aspect – an agile vehicle that is fun to drive.”
March 21, 2017