Hyundai i30 N (2018–)

Model History

September 2017

Hyundai i30 N prices announced

The i30 N is priced from £24,995 on the road and features a host of standard equipment in line with the rest of the i30 range, including LED head and tail lights, Smart Adaptive Speed Control, Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button, 8” Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

The i30 N also offers an array of performance equipment, including 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, Electronically Controlled Suspension, 17-inch ventilated front brake discs with 16” rear and manually operated hand brake. The performance equipment continues with the i30 N’s Torque Vectoring System and steering wheel mounted Drive Mode Buttons, where the driver can access and customise engine and suspension settings.

Priced from £27,995 on the road, the i30 N Performance offers additional performance-specific equipment, including 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tyres of a compound that’s specific to the i30 N, an additional 25PS of power, Electronical Limited Slip Differential and 18-inch ventilated front brake discs with 17-inch rear.

The i30 N Performance also adds interior equipment, including leather and suede seats with electrical operation on the driver’s and passenger’s seats. i30 N Performance also includes an Active Variable Exhaust System which allows the vehicle to reveal its playful character with ‘crackle’ and ‘pop’ sounds from the exhaust when in N or Custom drive mode.

Both i30 N models feature standard 8-inch Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with Android Auto and Apple Car Play as found in other i30 models with the addition of N specific functions such as drive mode display, suspension, engine and transmission set up, lap timer, acceleration timer and performance gauges including engine torque, turbo boost and g force display.

The i30 N models also feature a bespoke instrument cluster with a 4.2” LCD displaying a number of drive mode and vehicle control settings, shift timing lights and a variable LED tachometer, with a maximum engine rev light which adjusts according to engine temperature. The cluster also features soft blue lighting and the Hyundai N logo.

Body performance modifications over the standard i30 bring additions including re-inforced front suspension strut rings, strengthened front sub frame and a central tunnel support bracket. The body modifications continue inside with the addition of a rear stiffness bar across the rear wheel arch lowers. For the more focussed driver, the i30 N Performance also offers a no cost option of cloth seats in place of the standard leather and suede, providing a weight saving of 12.7 kgs.

In outright performance terms, both i30 N and i30 N Performance are electronically limited to 155 miles per hour, with the 0-62mph sprint reached in 6.4 and 6.1 seconds respectively. Both models share a “standard” torque figure of 353Nm between 1500 – 4700 rpm, however the 2.0 turbocharged inline 4 engine can also deliver an additional 25Nm of torque during its over boost function, which is available at all times dependant on exhaust temperature.

The i30 N range is available in six colours - Clean Slate, Polar White, Micron Grey, Phantom Black and Engine Red. Alongside these there is also a new N specific colour of Performance Blue, inspired by Hyundai Motorsports WRC and TCR programmes.


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October 2018

Hyundai i30 Fastback N launched

For the UK, it is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 275 PS generating a maximum torque of 353Nm. The car has an overboost function which is activated as soon as maximum torque is achieved. It enables the torque to be further increased up to 378Nm. It accelerates to 62mph in 6.1 seconds.

The interior is available with a colour combination of Black and Red Point. The seats are available in cloth or optionally in a combination of suede and leather. Both combinations feature red stitching. The seat belts and headliner are designed in black. It has a luggage capacity of up to 450 litres and a maximum of 1351 litres with the seats folded flat.

The i30 Fastback N is available in a number of exterior colours such as the mature Shadow Grey, the new model’s exclusive colouring. In addition, the range includes Polar White, Phantom Black, Engine Red, Performance Blue and Micron Grey.

With a width of 1795 mm and a length of 4455 mm, the new car has the same dimensions as the i30 Fastback. The height is 1419 mm, 8 mm lower than the i30 Fastback, further supporting the car’s powerful stance and dynamic appearance.

Drivers choose from five different drive modes by using the dedicated buttons on the steering wheel. The different settings – Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom – change the character of the car, adjusting various driving parameters.

For the UK, all i30 Fastback N’s feature the Performance Package as found in the i30N Performance hatch. It features the for the Electronically Controlled Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD). The Variable Exhaust Valve System is also standard, enabling the driver to select different exhaust sounds depending on the drive mode.

The i30 Fastback N is equipped with floating brake callipers, designed in the distinctive red N look, allowing the driver to lock the brake before cornering as late as possible. It is less sensitive than a fixed calliper system and prevents early brake fade. Air curtains located at the front cool the brakes.

What does a Hyundai i30 N (2018) cost?

List Price from £25,995
Buy new from £22,554
Contract hire from £353.17 per month