Chemistry supercharged - BASF and Hyundai Motor partner for high performance N concept

Ludwigshafen, (PresseBox) -
 World premiere of Hyundai RN30 Concept Car at the 2016 Paris Motor Show
 RN30 concept builds on New Generation Hyundai i30 to demonstrate sporting DNA of Hyundai N
 Key solutions from BASF contribute to lightweight, individual design, durability and eco-friendliness

Paris and Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 29, 2016 – BASF and Hyundai Motor have partnered once again to present an impressive showcase of emotion and technical substance: The concept car RN30 was created to offer pure driving pleasure on the race track for everybody and features the latest in innovative automotive solutions – driven by BASF. It will debut September 29 at Paris Motor Show 2016 and be presented at K Fair in Dusseldorf from October 19-26.

The RN30 combines key solutions from the chemical industry with purposeful aerodynamic design and specialized high-performance technologies. BASF contributes significantly to the concept with lightweight plastics, endless possibilities in design as well as durable and eco-friendly materials.

"As the chemical industry’s largest automotive supplier, we are very proud to be a vital part of the RN30," said Raimar Jahn, President of Performance Materials at BASF. "With our innovative materials and tailored technical services, we are supporting Hyundai Motor in developing the high-performance car of today and tomorrow."

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Livestreaming of the press conference at the 2016 Paris Motor Show will be available at:

Broadcast of pre-Show begins at 15:00 CEST on Thursday, September 29.

About BASF and the automotive industry

The automotive industry is one of BASF’s key customer industries. In 2015, BASF’s automotive driven sales totaled €10.2 billion – representing approximately 14 percent of BASF Group sales. BASF supplies and develops functional materials and solutions that enable vehicles to be built more efficiently and have a lower environmental impact, whatever powertrain technology they use. The product range from BASF includes for example engineering plastics, polyurethane and specialty foams, coatings, pigments, catalysts, fuel additives, coolants and brake fluids, as well as battery materials. With such an extensive range of products, BASF is the world’s leading chemical industry supplier to the automotive industry. BASF cooperates closely with customers all over the world through a network embracing Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America as well as Africa. Further information on BASF’s solutions for the automotive industry is available on the internet at

BASF at K 2016

Where your ideas become ideal solutions: BASF at K fair from October 19-26, 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany, in hall 5, booth C21/D21. You can find all related press releases, photos and further information here:



At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at

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