The Hyundai i30 N Line Sedan replaces the Hyundai Elantra that had been on sale in Australia since 2016. There are six different variants of the i30 sedan. The base spec i30 Active manual costs $24,790 before on road costs. This top of the range N Line Premium model on test costs $37,290 before on road costs and is only available with a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
– Inspired by the i20 WRC rally car and joins the i30N and i30 Fastback N in Hyundai’s high performance line-up.
– Powered by a new generation 1.6-litre turbo GDi flat power engine with 150kW and 275Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second victory of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship, with an assertive 1-2 result in Rally Estonia, the fourth round of a revised calendar.
The Hyundai Veloster Turbo was released way back in 2012, and before the i30N’s release, was Hyundai’s best performance model. It replaced the Tiburon, and featured an asymmetrical door configuration, with one large door on the driver’s side and two smaller doors on the passenger side. The second generation of the car was recently released and maintains the same door configuration.
For a first attempt at a hot hatch, South Korean manufacturer Hyundai did a great job with the i30N, a car developed under the guidance of former BMW M boss Albert Biermann. The car shook up established contenders in this segment, including the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS, by providing similar performance and value.
Australian’s really are spoilt at the moment if they’re in the market for a hot hatch. There’s Honda’s rapid Civic Type R, Volkswagen’s evergreen Golf GTI and Ford’s wonderful Focus RS to name a few. Hyundai have recently entered the hot hatch game with the i30N, a car that’s been developed under the guidance of former BMW M boss Albert Biermann.