A recent trademark application in Europe may have revealed the logo for Hyundai’s N performance sub-brand.
Found on the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s website, the Korean automaker has applied for a trademark with the above logo, entered for “Automobiles; Parts and accessories for automobiles; Motorcycles; Hand cars; Pushchairs; Automobile tires; Shock absorbers for automobiles; Brake systems for vehicles; Tractors for agricultural purposes; Engines for land vehicles; Transmissions for land vehicles; Bearings for land vehicles; Motors for land vehicles; Tractors; Bicycles; Wheelchairs; Locomotives; Ships; Aeroplanes.”
The logo fits the theme of Hyundai’s N performance sub-brand, which was previewed with the RM concept, a mid-engined Veloster with a turbocharged engine. It’s still unclear which models the Korean automaker will bring to the U.S., but it is definitely planning to take advantage of the enthusiasts in North America. It is also believed that the N division is developing sportier variants for Hyundai’s luxury Genesis brand.
AutoGuide.com also found a trademark application for RN30, which could be used for the high-performance i30 (Elantra GT in the U.S.) that is currently under development by the N division. The RN30 trademark was applied for use with “Automobiles; concept cars; sports cars; electric cars; hybrid cars; dump cars; buses; trucks; passenger cars (automobiles); passenger cars for more than seven passengers; tyres for vehicle wheels; tubes for vehicle wheels; suspension shock absorbers for vehicles; braking devices for vehicles; bearings for land vehicles; couplings for land vehicles; axle journals; power transmission and gearings for land vehicles; transmissions for land vehicles; engines for automobiles; parts and fittings for automobiles.”
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