Preparations for moving to the new Hyundai test center on legendary Nürburgring are running at full speed.
The specially built facility will become a permanent company headquarters and is used for testing the series models and evaluating test data.
The new building was designed according to the needs of the brand and will be completed by August of the year. Workshops and offices as well as a VIP hospitality area are integrated in the four floors and the approximately 3.622 m² area. The exterior facade of the glass and metal building looks futuristic and emphasizes the visionary claim.
The new facility is a logical extension of the previous Hyundai infrastructure in the area of research and development in Europe. The brand operates its R&D center in Rüsselsheim. It was founded in 2003 and is home to the areas of engines, vehicle set-up and evaluation in Europe. In the future, each of these areas will have easy access to the Nürburgring test center, so that an increased number of vehicle assessments per year is possible, such as the demanding "accelerated endurance tests" that simulate trips of up to 180.000 km within a few weeks and valuable Provide data for a variety of parameters.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented:
“Quality is one of Hyundai's core values and the key to customer satisfaction. The Nürburgring is the ultimate track to test the durability of our vehicles and we are able to use everything we learn there for our vehicle developments. Our new facility will increase the test capacity and this will bring our customers direct benefits in terms of the quality and performance of their vehicles. "
The additional capacities of the new system will enable Hyundai to carry out accelerated endurance tests for eleven vehicles in the course of 2013, as well as to evaluate the steering, suspension, driving behavior and handling of the models and thus generate set-ups that are more European-based Meet customers.
Press release from Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH
Note from me:
A test center at the Nürburgring? Perfect. There is no better place in the world to check the quality of your own vehicles. The Nürburgring and especially its Nordschleife offer exclusive opportunities for extreme tests and durability tests. Likewise, only the Nordschleife offers the chance to compare performance claims with other manufacturers! Perfect and also a clear commitment by the brand to the “NÜRBURGRING” location.