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Paddle Shift - Meh, Paddle Clutch - Huh?

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:44 am

Hyundai waves big green flag for high-performance N line

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FRANKFURT -- Hyundai Motor Co. plans to begin selling a high-performance line in 2017, possibly with new engines, crossovers and hybrid variants, to burnish its reputation amid flagging sales, led by the M Series chief engineer hired from BMW AG.

Under Albert Biermann, who joined the company from BMW in April, the focus on vehicle performance comes two years after Chairman Chung Mong-Koo promoted Peter Schreyer to oversee design at both Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors Corp.

The carmaker is showcasing three models from its N-brand high- performance line at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.

The push to elevate performance comes as South Korea's largest carmaker, with its lineup of mostly sedans, misses out on the surge in demand globally for SUVs and crossovers.

It's also a continuation of the carmaker's years of efforts to upgrade its image as a maker of cheap, utilitarian cars.

"The next step is to increase the performance and to give our cars, when you drive the car, a little bit more of a driving character," Biermann, 58, told reporters. "We are really going for the established high-performance brands and want to compete with them."

Hyundai plans to improve and refine everything from the clutch paddle to the suspension when building N-brand vehicles to "change the character of the car," Biermann said.


http://www.autonews.com/article/2015091 ... 69954/1172
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Re: Paddle Shift - Meh, Paddle Clutch - Huh?

Postby tankinbeans » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:40 pm

I'm confused about how it would work...

Motorcycle transmission?
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Re: Paddle Shift - Meh, Paddle Clutch - Huh?

Postby Squint » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:28 pm

tankinbeans wrote:I'm confused about how it would work...

Motorcycle transmission?

I think we're all a bit confused...
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Re: Paddle Shift - Meh, Paddle Clutch - Huh?

Postby theholycow » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:27 pm

It's clear to me that the article writer is a dumbass who doesn't know the difference between pedal, petal, peddle, and paddle.
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Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:31 pm

theholycow wrote:It's clear to me that the article writer is a dumbass who doesn't know the difference between pedal, petal, peddle, and paddle.

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Re: Paddle Shift - Meh, Paddle Clutch - Huh?

Postby six » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:44 am

BMW M
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And now, Hyundai N?
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