Engineered by Hyundai’s dedication High Performance Vehicle Division, the captivating i30 N is the first model to be launched under the ‘N’ sub-brand. The i30 N has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on the track.
The i30 N features an increased wheel arch with 18-inch wheels or unique 19-inch wheels, carrying the N logo. Compared to the five-door version, the i30 N is 4 mm lower with 18-inch wheels and 8 mm lower with 19-inch wheels. The N signature can also be found on the striking red brake callipers as well as on the Cascading Grille at the front. It denotes clearly where the model originates and increases the sense of high performance.
At the front, the i30 N also maintains its sporty, aggressive appearance through the black bezel of the headlamps. At the rear, the triangular third brake light in the new glossy black spoiler and the double muffler exhaust underline the eye-catching look of the sports hatchback.
The interior is focused on connecting the driver with the car at all touch points. The concept is dedicated to the people who truly love cars. The exclusive “N” steering wheel ensures that the driver is in 100% control of all driving performance features directly by hand.
On the left side of the steering wheel, drivers can select three standard drive modes: Normal, Sport and Eco. On the right, the driver has direct access to the chequered flag N button for the N-mode, or the customised setting which is visible on the navigation screen.
Underneath the bonnet is the powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which delivers up to 275 PS and 353 Nm torque. It offers direct response with a linear power development through the early responding turbo charger. It features front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.
The i30 N has been developed on the basis of three corner stones under the theme ‘Fun to Drive’: Cornering, Race Track Capability and Everyday Sports Car. When the driver hits the throttle and shifts through the gears, the rev-matching function supports smooth gear shifting, while the overboost function increases torque (+8%) and acceleration (+6-7%).
In the development of the vehicle, the i30 N underwent 10,000 km of driving on the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring circuit for durability and performance testing, and the results are astounding. Corners will be your new best friend. The N logo symbolises a chicane, the ultimate part of the track where the i30 N achieves maximum traction, precision and feeling.
But it’s also a remarkable everyday sports car. By offering a great variety of customisation options, the i30 N is a well-balanced hatchback, offering performance and practicality for everyday commuting to create the best feeling for the driver.
The i30 N driving modes can be displayed on the 5.0-inch or the optional 8.0-inch touch screen with navigation, featuring information on PS, torque, turbo boost as well as a a lap and acceleration timer.
The specific N mode screen menu also offers customisable settings for the engine, suspension, steering, differential (in the Performance Package), transmission rev-matching, exhaust sound and stability control.
The i30 N includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to deliver and control music, telephone or navigation functions on-screen. Seamless connectivity allows drivers and passengers to stay connected while remaining focussed on the road.
Hyundai Motor also offers a wireless inductive charging pad for mobile phones (Qi standard) and seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services. LIVE Services offer updated information in real time: weather, traffic, speed cameras and online searches for points of interest.
By offering the latest active safety features for the new i30 N, Hyundai Motor democratises technology like the other i30 body types.
The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted in the i30 N operates in three stages using camera sensors. First, it warns the driver visually and audibly. In a second step, it controls the brakes according to the collision danger stage, and in a third stage applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage if a collision is unavoidable.
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