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Meet the N-fluencers

16 April 2020

As a brand, Hyundai N has grown and will continue to grow together with the N community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without N-thusiasts, and we are thankful to everyone who shares their love of N with us. To feature those who represent what we love about N-thusiasts, we started the N-fluencer Program.

The N-fluencer Program supports and encourages those who love N’s cornering power, high performance, and fun-to-drive feeling. Through sharing the N feeling, we hope to further bring the community together and build connections within the ever-changing hot hatch industry.

Anyone can become an N-fluencer. N-fluencers are passionate about N, they’re passionate about performance, and above all they’re passionate about driving. Because N is more than just a car; it’s a lifestyle. And that’s exactly what we want to experience together.

Selected based on their roles as active online members of the N community and as an inspiration to others, N-fluencers share their love of N by uploading content on an N-dedicated channel once a month.

Keep reading to learn about our first N-fluencers’ incredible stories and passion for Hyundai N.

N-fluencerMarc Schwilling

  • CountryGermany
  • Modeli30 Fastback N
  • CountryGermany
  • Modeli30 Fastback N
  • Car ColorShadow Grey
  • Instagram@i30n_shadowgrey

In Germany, Marc Schwilling’s first experience with N was by chance, but it ignited a new passion.

A 26-year-old system engineer, Marc already had an interest in fitness and cars — but the sound of N was too much for him to ignore. While out shopping one day, he saw an N drive by searching for a spot. That snap, crackle, pop inspired him to research and test drive N.

It has already been a year since then.

Even though he has a lot of experience with sporty cars, for Marc N is simply different. Every time he sits in it, every time he drives it — it’s a feeling he’s never had. He loves sharing his passion for N with others and says it’s a great feeling to receive compliments on his N as well.

He hopes he can one day drive his N around the world.

N-fluencerBecca England

  • CountryCanada
  • ModelVeloster N
  • Car ColorPerformance Blue
  • Instagram@kdmbecca
  • CountryCanada
  • ModelVeloster N
  • Car ColorPerformance Blue
  • Instagram@kdmbecca

While hunting for a new car, Becca England knew she wanted a change, something sportier and unique — that’s what led her to N.

N wasn’t readily available in her area, so she went out of her way to make the trip to go and sit in it and was completely sold.

She first got an introduction to the N-thusiast community in Ottawa when she was contacted by another N owner who had seen her driving in the area. A simple message led to meeting a group who became like family.

For Becca, N is what got her through the good times and the bad throughout this past year. N is unique yet affordable, small yet mighty. It’s a head-turner and has a pick-your-own story book type of customization.

“There's no other feeling than pressing that start button and hearing her roar to life, ready for any adventure whether to work, the store, or around the track.”

Becca hopes to road trip to the USA and rip down the Tail of the Dragon, saying it looks like it was made for N.

N-fluencerSebastian Pasek

  • CountryPoland
  • Modeli30 N

Sebastian Pasek may be a medical doctor, but he’s not afraid to get his heart pumping with N.

The Polish 28-year-old bought his i30 N over a year ago. For a while, he tried to not drive too fast, thinking he needed to “preserve” his car — but it didn’t take long for him to let loose.

One of his favorite things is seeing his N waiting for him each morning as he heads out to work. As he starts the car and hears the exhaust, there’s no stopping his BPM from increasing.

Sebastian says N is just plain fun to drive and that he has no plans to switch. His dream is to one day drive it on the world-famous Nürburgring. And while he knows N was named after Namyang and Nürburgring, for Sebastian the N stands for ‘N’ever getting bored.

N-fluencerDan Bushell

  • CountryUK
  • Modeli30 N
  • CountryUK
  • Modeli30 N
  • Car ColorPerformance Blue
  • Instagram@i30n_d4n_bl

Dan Bushell has been a motorsport enthusiast since the age of 8, and now at 32 he works for the McLaren F1 team.
Suffice to say, he has high standards of what he looks for in a car.

N is the first car he says meets all his needs, from a comfortable daily commute to an absolute track weapon.

Dan first fell in love with the N’s looks and lines, but once he heard the crackle and pop it was a done deal. He has never looked back, and he doesn’t intend to.

He once attended a track day at Silverstone GP circuit and was able to easily keep up with supercar owners, even around fast curves – he couldn’t contain the grin on his face!

More than just a car, N has become a passion and a community. He wants to take a road trip to Belgium to drive the Spa-Francorchamps F1 circuit and to Germany to try the Nürburgring.

Dan says, “Nothing is more exciting than finding the cars true potential just inches away from the Armco barrier, to experience the constant rush of adrenaline with this fantastic car on the edge, how it deserves to be driven.”

N-fluencerMinju Kim (김민주)

  • CountryKorea
  • ModelVeloster N
  • CountryKorea
  • ModelVeloster N
  • Car ColorPolar White
  • Instagram@boongboong2_

Minju Kim has always been a die-hard fan of cars and fun driving, dreaming of circuit racing since he was a kid.
And with N, he finally made his dream come true.

First falling in love with N’s exhaust sound, sturdy stance and power, and the feeling of engaging with the gear shift, Minju soon realized that even without tuning he can enjoy tracks to the fullest. This in turn encouraged him to go more often and he naturally began participating in the racing scene.

He dreams of one day taking on the Green Hell (Nürburgring) in his N, since he’s only ever driven the infamous circuit in a simulator.

For Minju, N is like magic. Despite driving a wide range of cars, he has always gotten bored easily. But he says N is different from any other, an experience all its own, and he can’t wait to see how the N brand continues to improve.

The only downside? He can’t help but want to keep pressing down on the accelerator — it’s just too much fun.

N-fluencerFlorian Prößdorf

  • CountryGermany
  • Modeli30 N
  • CountryGermany
  • Modeli30 N
  • Car ColorShadow Grey
  • Instagram@i30n_hamm

Florian Prößdorf has had nothing less than a 100% positive experience being an N owner.

The 31-year-old from Hamm, Germany says N’s price is simply unbeatable — but more than that, he says the best part about N is the N-thusiast community, who always greet each other when they meet on the street.

One day Florian would like to go to New York with his N to take amazing photos.

N-fluencerRubén Marin Tolosa

  • CountrySpain
  • Modeli30 N
  • Car ColorPolar White
  • Instagram@mt_i30n
  • CountrySpain
  • Modeli30 N
  • Car ColorPolar White
  • Instagram@mt_i30n

Rubén Tolosa says he wants to experience every part of the motor world.

For him, N stands for a ‘N’ew type of driving — durable and thrilling — and a ‘N’ew style of cars.

Why? Because the first time he drove his N, he had to refill the tank three times. He immediately felt in tune with it, getting every emotion and sensation even during his first ride.

Currently living in València, Spain, he feels that N opened a new community for him. He drives routes that Driveclub, the local N-thusiast club, organizes, like from Barcelona to Andorra. He loves driving curves, which are undoubtedly N’s territory.

If he could go anywhere, Rubén says he would drive around Europe to not only get to know new places and cultures, but also take photos together with his N.

N-fluencerEric Seda Rivera

  • CountryUSA
  • ModelVeloster N

Eric Seda Rivera has been interested in cars since he was six, growing up watching Nascar and the American Le Mans.

For him, fast cars have always been his passion. Not only that, but he’s also been a Hyundai owner for almost 15 years.

So when he test drove N in Forza Motorsports 7, Eric knew he had to go out and take it for a spin for real.

Now that he has his N, he loves just talking to people about the brand and the fun, sharing his passion and excitement for driving N, and sharing the N feeling.

One day, he wants to test the limits of speed on the autobahn and test his N on the Nürburgring.

We look forward to seeing how the N-fluencers express and share the N feeling, each in their own way. Check back to see their creations.