Hyundai won’t mess with a winning formula when the updated i30 N arrives in 2021.
The facelifted Hyundai i30 N Hatch is due to arrive in March or April next year with three trim levels, more grunt, and finally the option of a dual-clutch auto – according to leaked dealer documents obtained by CarExpert.
Like the current model, the updated i30 N will be offered in standard guise, then a mid-grade ‘Premium’ guise sans sunroof, and a flagship ‘Premium with Sunroof’. Currently, higher-end models are named ‘Luxury Pack’ and ‘Luxury Pack with Panoramic Sunroof’.
Update, 15/12/20 7:55pm: The original version of this article listed blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as being exclusive to the DCT variant. This is not the case. Manual versions will get blind-spot and cross-traffic ‘warning’ but DCT models will add ‘avoidance assist’ functions to both – meaning steering correction for the former and AEB for the latter.
The sunroof can only be had with the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic – at least according to the internal documents – though the entry grade will offer both manual and DCT options.
Forged 19-inch alloy wheels will be standard on all grades, while the cool N Light bucket seats seen in the European press images will be standard on both i30 N Premium models
Under the bonnet, there’s a revised 2.0-litre turbo four developing 206kW (+4kW) and 392Nm (+39Nm). Hyundai claims 0-100 is dispatched in just 5.9 seconds, an improvement of 0.2 seconds compared to the outgoing version.
Here’s a look at what to expect.
i30 N specification highlights:
- 6MT or 8DCT
- 206kW/392Nm 2.0-litre turbo engine
- Active variable exhaust
- Electronic Controlled Suspension
- Electro-mechanical LSD
- N Drive Mode System
- N Performance Driving Data System
- Performance brake package
- Rear stiffness bar
- Rev matching function
- 19-inch forged alloy wheels
- Pirelli P-Zero HN tyres
- N body kit
- Rear spoiler
- Alloy sports pedals
- Sports front bucket seats
- Leather-appointed steering wheel
- 4.2-inch TFT colour Supervision cluster
- Blind-Spot Collision Warning
- Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (DCT only)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (DCT)
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist City/Urban/Pedestrian (camera)
- Driver Attention Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Lane Following Assist
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Parking Distance Warning – Rear
- Rear view camera
- LED daytime running lights (DRL)
- LED headlights and front indicators
- LED side repeaters in mirrors
- LED tail lights
- Temporary space saver spare wheel
- 10.25-inch satellite navigation system
- DAB+ digital radio
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Cruise control
- Dual zone climate control
- LED courtesy & puddle lights
- Power folding exterior mirrors
- Smart key & push button start
- Wireless charging pad (Qi)
i30 N Premium adds:
- 6MT only
- Parking Distance Warning – Front
- Rain sensing wipers
- Rear privacy glass
- N Light Seats – fixed headrest bucket seats
- Electro-chromatic interior mirror
- Heated front seats/steering wheel
- Alcantara/leather appointed interior
i30 N Premium with Sunroof adds:
- 8DCT only
- Panoramic glass sunroof
Available colours will include Polar White, Shadow Grey, Dark Knight, Phantom Black, Performance Blue and Engine Red. Using the current model as a guide, Phantom Black and Dark Knight will command a $495 premium.
Pricing for the local range is yet to be communicated, and isn’t covered in the dealer bulletin. We believe the upgraded range will carry a premium over the current model, which starts at $41,400 plus on-road costs.
Stay tuned to CarExpert for a full pricing and specifications rundown in the lead-up to the new i30 N’s launch early next year.