Hyundai may release a sports version of a future pickup equipped with a 300-horsepower modernized engine from the i30 N hot hatch.
Hyundai may release a “charged” version of the future pickup, a standard version of which will appear only next year. About this publication, Motoring said the head of the sports division of Hyundai N Albert Birmann.
According to preliminary data, this could be a car with an aggressive body kit and a long suspension stroke, which will be equipped with a two-liter turbocharged “four” from the i30 N hot hatch. On it, this engine develops 275 liters in the top-end modification. s., however, its performance can be increased to more than 300 horsepower. This will allow the pickup to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” in less than seven seconds. A similar car could compete with the Ford Ranger Raptor.
At the moment, Hyundai is already completing the development of a serial pickup truck, a converted version of which will also be released under the Kia brand. It was previously reported that the new pickup will be almost identical to the Santa Cruz concept car and will attract new buyers from the so-called Millennium generation – people born after 1981 and who met the new millennium at a young age.
Data on the power units of new items are kept secret. Recall that the prototype was equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, developing 190 liters. from. and 406 Nm of torque.