Hyundai’s first hot-hatch: i30 N

Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of its first hot hatch; the i30 N.  It goes on sale in the UK on January 4 2018, priced from £24,995 (on the road)

This is the first performance model under the Hyundai N sub-brand supported by Hyundai’s dedicated High Performance Division.

Auto performance modifications

The Hyundai i30 N is available in two specs, the i30 N and i30 N Performance. Both models receive N specific interior/ exterior equipment as well as other performance mods.  Welcome some sexy 18” alloy’s with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, e-Controlled Suspension and bigger brakes.

 

Hyunda i30 N Alloy Wheels

The i30 N’s Torque Vectoring System and the ability to customise engine and suspension settings from the steering wheel’s Drive Mode Buttons.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine develops 250PS and 353Nm of torque – letting the i30N reach 62MPH in just 6.4 seconds.

Upgrade to the £27,995 i30 N Performance and acquire additional performance-specific equipment such as 19” alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tyres. Electronic Limited Slip Differential and even bigger brakes.

CRACKLE & POP TO GO

A bit of leather and suede adorns the seats with electrical operation and to make sure you know this car is a hot-hacth, the Active Variable Exhaust System provides the manufacturers idea of “street-credentials” with a very posh ‘crackle’ and ‘pop’ sounding mention apparently from the exhaust when in N or Custom drive mode.

Hyundai i30 N Interior

 

In the poshest voice we can summon, “please remember Viezu for your genuine bespoke aftermarket upgrades on this one!”

In the meantime – Viezu verdict – This hot-hatch is engineered by Hyundai’s dedicated High Performance Division – currently headed up by the ex-head of BMW’s M division; so should be very interesting to see what’s being delivered up.