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News The Kids Want a Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus”

The Kids Want a Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus”

Parents also want the Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus.” We think this should be much more than a unique experiment.

This is proof that minivans have a bright and wonderful future ahead of them! Mark our words: They will make a comeback! Well, maybe not but all of we at Motor Illustrated Towers would opt for a minivan almost any day as we’re all parents. And the Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus” would be on the top of our want-list.

The lads down-under at Hyundai Australia created this super-van to demonstrate that “N” can be many things. The basic Hyundai iMax minivan got a one-off “N” treatment where the standard 2.5-litre CRDi diesel 4-cylinder engine got binned and replaced with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine good for over 400-horsepower and 409 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5-speed automatic transmission is replaced with an 8-speed unit and the rear differential gets a once-over.

Everything else about the Hyundai iMax, or nearly, gets the “N” once-over too. The suspension lands electronically-controlled dampers, i30 N 19-inch wheels and a series of interior upgrades such as a steering wheel and upgraded seats.

As you can see, the drifts come easy. Fun fact, Hyundai Australia says that with 8 passengers aboard, the weight distribution moves to a perfect 50/50 balance.

Sadly, the Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus” will not be produced. We think, however, the time is perfect for Toyota to consider Matt’s idea of tracking a Toyota Sienna SE AWD next year…

Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus” – YouTube/Hyundai

Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus” – YouTube/Hyundai

Hyundai iMax N “Drift Bus” – YouTube/Hyundai


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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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