Zigwheels Home

Hyundai building test facility at Nurburgring

by Abhishek Chaliha Posted on 17 Jan 20132,548 Views Comments

Passenger car maker Hyundai is focusing on a new breed of performance cars


Hyundai Genesis Coupe racing car



Hyundai has been pushing the envelope with its range of cars, the company’s fluidic design language combined with quality, feature packed interiors have made their mass market cars popular around the world. Its Genesis and Equus luxury sedans registered a 24 per cent sales growth in 2012 outside Korea. 


With its latest HCD-14 Genesis concept showcased at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai has stepped into the performance luxury sedan segment. 


Hyundai has now invested Rs 39.36 crore in a 3,050 square metre facility adjacent to the Nurburgring to test its European models, while research and development will continue at its Russelsheim facility in Germany. 


Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said, “The new Hyundai test centre at Nurburgring is an expression of our intention to focus on improving the customer experience of our vehicles, such as ride and handling – an important consideration for European drivers. The new centre represents a significant investment, and one we expect will significantly contribute to enhancing the perception of the Hyundai brand and our key competitive competence in Europe.”



Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift




Performance, ride and handling and braking are taken very seriously in Europe and Hyundai could get a slice of the enthusiast market in Europe if they developed high performance models of their vehicles as well as performance cars in their own right. 


Here in India, Hyundai cars have soft suspension settings to cater to our road conditions and their steering feedback is a tad vague, its new performance DNA could benefit the Indian market too.


Hyundai has re-entered the World Rally Championship and testing at the Nurburgring can help them better the driving dynamics, reliability and durability of its rally cars.


Also read: Hyundai accelerates its WRC preparations


Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

2015 Volvo XC90 safety features revealed

by Team ZigWheels

The new 2015 Volvo XC90 features a set of...

Ford launches Ka in Brazil, India launch next year

by Team ZigWheels

The Figo replacement will come to India in 2015,...

Ford opens new parts distribution centre in Kolkata

by Punam Chavan

The new warehouse will enable a better turnaround...


Honda Mobilio: Special Coverage

Honda makes its entry into the MPV segment with the Mobilio. This 7-seater will be offered with two...

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis: Special Coverage

The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis, in its 11th generation, has been launched in India starting at Rs...


Read Next Story