I always loved the engine of the GenCoupe 2.0 I had. I loved most of that car (clutch was awful, ESC and ABS were terrible) but the car was always a 'almost, not quite' kind of a car. From the beginning the VN ticked all the boxes and when I drive it, I feel like Hyundai has finally arrived . This is my 4th Hyundai spanning 4 decades and how far they have come!
When I saw the VN on the lot and did some research and found that the engine was an evolution of that fantastic Genny mill, I got interested. I was looking for a hot hatch for the practicality and fun factor. Check check check.
There's really no cachet though. Everyone just sees the slanted H and immediately dismisses it. That's ok though, it is a huge sleeper 😉