Having sorted out the looks of its offerings and shoring up things on the quality front, Hyundai now has its sights fixed on improving the ride and handling aspects of its vehicles, and that of Kia as well.
News reports indicate that the company has begun construction of a 10,000 sq ft test centre at Nürburgring. When completed, the US$7.3 million facility will provide the perfect stomping ground for the Korean carmaker to evaluate its new designs and improve on something that has been – and remains – that bit elusive.
That’s all set to change with the arrival of the facility. Access to the track will not only allow work to be carried out on developing driving dynamics, but will also provide a perfect means to evaluate reliability and durability. Feedback gained from the test centre will be channeled to engineers at the European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.