2021 Hyundai i30 N: Initial specs for Australia

Leaked dealer documents reveal the updated Hyundai i30 N will be offered in three trim levels with a healthy amount of kit when it launches in Q1 2021.

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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.

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