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.