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      11-20-2019 10:29 PM #1
      https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-sho...ar-production/

      Hyundai revealed the latest prototype of its mid-engine sports car today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, dubbed the RM19. A Hyundai insider with knowledge of the RM19 project confirmed to Road & Track a toned-down version of this car is heading for production.

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    3. 11-20-2019 11:59 PM #2
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      11-21-2019 12:23 AM #3
      After their Road & Track 2020 PCOTY award (something R&T may never be able to live down), Hyundai is feeling frisky.
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      11-21-2019 12:31 AM #4
      I hope it takes awhile. Bastards... I just bought a new car thinking that the era of the (new) affordable sports coupe was coming to an end. I've wanted the equivalent of a new mr2/fiero for years and finally gave up.

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      11-21-2019 10:45 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      After their Road & Track 2020 PCOTY award (something R&T may never be able to live down), Hyundai is feeling frisky.
      yea, I'm sure this is based off an award that was handed out weeks ago..
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      11-21-2019 11:24 AM #6
      They've been working on this for a while, this is RM19 which means there were 18 concepts/tests before this. Motortrend drove one

      If they really do come out with a mid-engine Veloster, I will trade my VN in a heartbeat.
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      11-21-2019 11:27 AM #7
      I think this could turn out be something really great with an awesome warranty and that may peak my interest! to Hyundai.
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      11-21-2019 11:37 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
      yea, I'm sure this is based off an award that was handed out weeks ago..
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      No, the real enthusiast vehicle would be the RX8. It combines V12 Lamborghini gas mileage with Hyundai Genesis 4cyl. performance.

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      11-21-2019 11:40 AM #9
      So basically a Renault Clio-type car?

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    11. 11-21-2019 11:46 AM #10
      Everyone seems to be tossing their hat into the mid engine ring

      Not complaining one bit.
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      11-21-2019 11:48 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by chuckster1 View Post
      So basically a Renault Clio-type car?

      That's what I was thinking....

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      11-21-2019 11:50 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by chuckster1 View Post
      So basically a Renault Clio-type car?

      I would still take the Renault over anything Hyundai makes.

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      11-21-2019 11:52 AM #13
      They had a mid-engine ringer prototype spotted ripping at the n ring a few years ago.

      Since then, the project has went through several iterations (RM16, RM17, RM18, RM19 = current). To me, it seems like Hyundai is one of the only OEM's that's pushing a new enthusiast brand hard. The N cars are true enthusiast cars, and they have a bunch more planned. I might put my money where my mouth is if the production version ends up being sub ~$40-45K w/ manual.
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      11-21-2019 12:43 PM #14
      If they introduce it at reasonable price, I'll buy one.

    16. 11-21-2019 01:05 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by chuckster1 View Post
      So basically a Renault Clio-type car?
      Hopefully without the turning-radius of a small moon.
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      11-21-2019 01:18 PM #16
      it still blows my mind thinking about where hyundai was 10 years ago and now.

      I wonder how long, if ever, they are talked about in the same league as Honda/Toyota.

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      11-21-2019 02:10 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by t_white View Post
      I would still take the Renault over anything Hyundai makes.


      Wonderful addition to the thread, I'll be sure we can get Hyundai to contact you for future model suggestions.
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      11-21-2019 02:32 PM #19
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      Wonderful addition to the thread, I'll be sure we can get Hyundai to contact you for future model suggestions.
      LOL. Hyundai has made great strides in their QC. And the Veloster N is a hoot to drive per almost every journalist who has driven it. Add a mid-engine to it (which is insane in this class) with over 300HP?? OMG:

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      11-21-2019 02:51 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by chuckster1 View Post
      So basically a Renault Clio-type car?

      Quote Originally Posted by andlf View Post
      That's what I was thinking....

      I'm thinking more like a modern-day MR2. I'd be happy with either, though!



      Quote Originally Posted by t_white View Post
      I would still take the Renault over anything Hyundai makes.
      Negatively criticizing a car that doesn't yet exist from a company that has made leaps and bounds in the last decade makes you look reeeeeally open minded.

      Also, have you driven any Renault in your life? I'm guessing you've never driven a Clio, so you're comparing a car you've never driven to a car that nobody has ever driven.
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      11-21-2019 03:08 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by badsmell View Post
      it still blows my mind thinking about where hyundai was 10 years ago and now.

      I wonder how long, if ever, they are talked about in the same league as Honda/Toyota.
      I couldn't picture anything like this long ago when Hyundai made it's debut with the $4995 Excel. All those years after that Hyundai just came off as cheap and generic, until they tried ditching the generic label by letting Peter Schreyer design for them.

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      11-21-2019 03:18 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by t_white View Post
      I would still take the Renault over anything Hyundai makes.
      that is probably from someone who haven't driven both brands...
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      11-21-2019 04:12 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      that is probably from someone who haven't driven both brands...
      every time someone posts about a new Hyundai or Kia some super clever dudes comes out of the woodwork with some garbage uneducated comments about Hyundai quality
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    25. 11-21-2019 06:18 PM #24
      Please Hyundai, please don't give it the stupid asymmetrical door layout again. If they can do that I'll line up to buy one if it's any good.

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      11-21-2019 08:38 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post
      Please Hyundai, please don't give it the stupid asymmetrical door layout again. If they can do that I'll line up to buy one if it's any good.
      The RM19 TCR car is two door, so it looks like you just may have your wish.

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