Hyundai Australia has priced the new special edition i30 N, of which just 180 are coming to Australia out of a global run of 800 vehicles.

    First revealed back in May, the company has confirmed the 2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition will start arriving in dealers this month.

    It’s priced at $53,200 before on-road costs with the six-speed manual or $56,200 before on-roads with the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, a premium of $1000-1500 over the N Premium with Sunroof hatchback it’s based on.

    With this higher price, however, comes standard premium paint. There’s a choice of Phantom Black Pearl or new Serenity White Pearl finishes.

    Hyundai Australia said at its reveal that 126 will have the dual-clutch transmission and the remaining 54 will be manual, while approximately 70 per cent will be finished in Serenity White Pearl.

    Perhaps the most obvious change with the Drive-N is the set of 19-inch forged alloy wheels finished in dark bronze matte.

    Limited edition badges are finished in the same colour, while Hyundai logos have a black finish and red and bronze decals run down the side of the vehicle.

    The cabin is swathed in Alcantara, covering the steering wheel, gear shifter, armrest and handbrake. The seats are finished in Alcantara with leather bolstering, as on the standard N, but feature red stitching.

    Indeed, all of the traditional Performance Blue accents found in Hyundai N cars are gone, replaced with red accents. There are also red seat belts, plus exclusive floor mats.

    Each Drive-N also comes with a numbered, bronze dash plaque that also includes the geographic coordinates of the Hyundai Motor Company Europe Test Centre, located at the Nürburgring where the i30 N was honed.

    Finally, your two keys come in a unique box with a special bronze Drive-N keyring.

    As with the standard i30 N, the Drive-N is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 206kW of power and 392Nm of torque.

    Specification highlights of the Drive-N, as with the N Premium with Sunroof, include:

    • Active variable exhaust
    • Electro-mechanical limited-slip differential
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • LED headlights
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Alloy pedals
    • Heated front sports seats
    • Keyless entry and start
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Cruise control
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen
    • Heated steering wheel


    • 2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N manual: $53,200
    • 2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N auto: $56,200

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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