Hyundai Considering New Compact Sports Car

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Hyundai Considering New Compact Sports Car

Hyundai is looking to add a new sports car to its lineup.

In an interview with Autocar, Hyundai’s departing COO Allan Rushforth revealed that the Korean automaker has discussed a new sports car model and is looking forward to bringing one to market. Currently, Hyundai’s sportiest compact car is the Veloster, but the addition of the N performance division open the doors to new opportunities when it comes to sports cars.

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Inspiration for the new sports car could come from the PassoCorto concept that debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. The PassoCorto concept was designed by the students at IED design school in Turin and sports a 1.6-liter twin-turbo engine with over 260 hp.

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[Source: Autocar]

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  • Rickers

    OMG! What is that concept car? Please, Hyundai, BUILD IT!

  • Felix James

    TAKE MY MONEY

  • Tebor

    But will this one also have the world’s worst manual trasmission?

  • mroy360

    “Hyundai’s sportiest model is the Veloster” are you freakin dumb? Lol the Genesis Coupe is their sportiest car…

  • Teckler

    Can’t be worse than the lame duck Veloster…or can it?

  • Alex Jones

    looks like a baby NSX, 260hp is enough with a lightweight car. also upgrade possibilites with a turbo engine.

  • craigcole

    When it comes to having asymmetrical doors the Veloster can’t be beat. Unfortunately that’s probably the only category it leads in.

  • Santos

    The Veloster is weak as hell. Get us a real hot-hatch Hyundai.

  • Kaahk

    They said “Hyundai’s sportiest compact is the Veloster” the Genesis Coupe is not a compact car…

  • nimrod

    mroy360, owned.

  • mroy360

    You know that was edited by the author correct? Lol, I copy pasted it directly from the article.

  • Stephen Elmer

    I edited it! Mroy360 is right. It did originally say that the Veloster is Hyundai’s sportiest car, which we all know is far from the truth.

  • Archknight77

    The thing is they announced this about a month or so after KIA talked about introducing a compact sports car, so I assume they are already at work on the platform or redeveloping a version of the Genesis coupe’s to share.

    The PassoCorto has a midengine layout so I doubt that’ll make production but the basic layout would be ideal as a liftback, with a slightly raised roof for headroom. Hopefully, if it stays in the 161-170 inch length they ditch the idea of rear seats and use the space for added cargo and space for driver/passenger room. The 74in width is perfect for stability. If they do build this thing it’ll have plenty of buyers especially since Toyota/Subaru can get away with selling the twins at the price tags they have. Hyundai just has to beat them at making this a performer at high speeds and compliant as a daily driver.