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      12-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Hyundai N Performance Brand Mimics M Branding?

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Hyundai has just announced its i20 World Rally Championship car, which wears a never before seen "N" graphic. That N signifies Hyundai's newly launched performance sub-brand for their production and racing cars.

Not only does N sound like M, but the color scheme is also curiously similar to the BMW M tri-colors.

Did Hyundai choose this letter simply because it's positioned close to or sounds similar to M? Hyundai says that "N" stands for the Namyang R&D center which developed the i20 rally car and will be responsible for future N branded production cars.

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      12-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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May be closer to Motorsport than the 2er Active Tourer which will undoubtedly wear the real //M badge on a few fenders
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At least "N" is after "M"
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This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The logos look nothing alike, and what a sin to use a letter that sounds similar and comes next in the alphabet!

Honestly, is this front page news worthy? This isn't even worth a passing mention.
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M has many potential meanings like Motorsports.
N is terrible terrible idea.
It just doesn't sound right.
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Hyundai has just announced its i20 World Rally Championship car, which wears a never before seen "N" graphic. That N signifies Hyundai's newly launched performance sub-brand for their production and racing cars.

Not only does N sound like M, but the color scheme is also curiously similar to the BMW M tri-colors.

Did Hyundai choose this letter simply because it's positioned close to or sounds similar to M? Hyundai says that "N" stands for the Namyang R&D center which developed the i20 rally car and will be responsible for future N branded production cars.

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Nah Nismo maybe

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This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The logos look nothing alike, and what a sin to use a letter that sounds similar and comes next in the alphabet!

Honestly, is this front page news worthy? This isn't even worth a passing mention.
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At least it won't be on every production model they have. or will it

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Next we'll see the Hyundai J brand
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Cry foul when they come up with N3 model. Lol.
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Oh snap... sounds little cheesy... AND I'm korean...
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Not only them but alot of companys are copying from the best nowadays to try and sell theres
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May be closer to Motorsport than the 2er Active Tourer which will undoubtedly wear the real //M badge on a few fenders
Haha fair point, Hyundai Notosport Division probably will be.
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M has many potential meanings like Motorsports.
N is terrible terrible idea.
It just doesn't sound right.
BMW N motors bro they're a brilliant idea
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That's not something new for them. They have been copying the designs from other lexury car brands.
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Shameless, but not unexpected lol
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May be closer to Motorsport than the 2er Active Tourer which will undoubtedly wear the real //M badge on a few fenders
sad, but true.
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Hahaha! My thoughts exactly!
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samsung, is that you?
except for the fact Hyundai isn't making parts for BMW...
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