Hyundai Considering New Sports Car: Report

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IED Turin and Hyundai's PassoCorto sports car concept

IED Turin and Hyundai's PassoCorto sports car concept

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Could Hyundai be considering a new sports car? According to one of the automaker’s senior executives, a launch of a new sports car has been discussed but no decision has been made yet. The information was revealed by Hyundai’s European chief Allan Rushforth in an interview with Autocar.

Rushforth, who is about to leave his post to join Nissan, explained that Hyundai isn’t looking to introduce something like the former Tiburon but rather a global model, perhaps one leveraging the talents of Hyundai’s N performance division associated with the automaker’s WRC efforts.

Hyundai’s sister brand Kia has been rumored in the past to be working on a sports car and Hyundai, too, has hinted at the possibility with recent concepts such as the PassoCorto developed by Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Turin and the mid-engined Veloster Midship.

With the next-generation Genesis Coupe expected to morph into a more upmarket grand tourer, there may just be room in the Hyundai lineup for a new sports car. Hopefully we’ll get an official comment soon.

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