The Hyundai i30 N might be the firm’s first ‘hot hatch’ but the car offers excellent value for money for those looking for great levels of performance.
Prices for the I30 N start at £24,995 on the road and it’s the first appearance of the firm’s new ‘N’ sub-brand.
The power is controlled with a limited slip differential for the front wheel drive with a manual gearbox that features automatic rev matching -which makes it easier to change gears at speed.
Engine for the Hyundai i30 N
For those who want great performance, the engine for the Hyundai i30 N is a 2.0 litre T-GDI which will deliver 275 PS and torque of 353Nm.
There will be just two specifications available from launch, the I30 N and the i30 N Performance; both have a long list of equipment.
Standard kit includes smart adaptive speed control, satnav, smart phone connectivity and keyless entry.
The performance spec includes 18-inch alloy wheels, electronic control suspension and ventilated front brake discs. There’s also a torque vectoring system as well as steering wheel mounted drive mode buttons.
The excellent Hyundai i30 N
Opt for the excellent Hyundai i30 N and the kit includes larger alloy wheels, electronic limited slip differential and larger front brake discs. There’s also more interior equipment including leather seats.
The performance model also features an active variable exhaust system so there’s plenty of crackle and pop from the exhaust when the engine is put under pressure.
There’s also a launch control to help the driver set off safely from a standing start and brake control which helps boost the car’s braking after cornering at high speed.
Also, to help performance, the front suspension strut rings have been reinforced and the subframe has been strengthened.
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The top speeds have been electronically limited to 155 mph and the 0 to 62 sprint time is between 6.1 and 6.4 seconds for the N Performance and N.
It also helps to attract potential buyers that the i30 N comes with Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty which also includes a five-year annual health check and five years of roadside assistance.
The new Hyundai i30 N will be taking on the likes of the well-established VW Golf GTI, the Honda Civic Type R and the Peugeot 308 GTi; it’s got a lot to offer and for the money it will certainly be shortlisted by lots of new drivers.