A fresh report out of Korea suggests Hyundai is hard at work developing a new turbocharged 2,3-litre petrol engine for future N products.

According to Kyunghyang Shinmun, the new 2,3-litre four-pot will rev to 7 000 r/min, some 200 units higher than the current N engine.

While it’s not yet known exactly how much power and torque the new powerplant will offer, it will almost certainly be more than the current 2,0-litre mill makes in the recently updated i30 N. In the facelifted hot hatch, the 2,0-litre unit makes 206 kW and 392 N.m, offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Interestingly, in April 2020, a report suggested the Korean automaker was developing a new 2,5 T-GDi unit, sharing a photograph of a Veloster N test mule complete with a sticker on its driver’s door listing a 2,5-litre engine. A version of the latter engine is, of course, already used by the Genesis G80, where it delivers 207 kW and 422 N.m.