Hyundai Unveils Revamped i30 Sedan N, Arriving Early 2024

Matt Brand
September 15, 2023

Hyundai Motor Company has announced the global launch of its updated i30 Sedan N, marking the eighth anniversary of its performance-driven N brand.

First introduced to car enthusiasts in 2021, the i30 Sedan N, known elsewhere as Avante N in South Korea and Elantra N in other parts of the world, has played a significant role in the N brand's growing popularity in the United States and Australia. Its recent debut at Auto Shanghai 2023 emphasises Hyundai's intent to expand into the bustling Chinese market.

A major highlight of this refreshed model is its refined technological capabilities. Borrowing innovations from motorsport competitions, Hyundai ensures the car offers enhanced high-performance handling, increased safety, and superior comfort. This evolution embodies Hyundai's core principles for vehicle development: Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability, and Everyday Sportscar.

Beneath the bonnet, the vehicle boasts a 2.0T GDi engine combined with a 6 MT / 8 DCT transmission. This powerful pairing promises a maximum output of 206kW, torque reaching up to 392Nm, and a top speed of 280 km/h. For improved agility, Hyundai has made upgrades including a fortified engine mount membrane, refined rear suspension, and a restructured steering system.

Aerodynamically, the i30 Sedan N promises improved airflow without sacrificing cooling capabilities. Features include a duct-style air guard, a wing-type spoiler, and a motorsport-inspired front bumper air guide to enhance braking.

Visually, the car presents a prominent black trim and bold bumper design, along with characteristic side and rear enhancements that underline its high-performance spirit. The interior showcases an N-specific steering wheel, state-of-the-art infotainment systems, and signature sport bucket seats.

In celebration of its rich motorsport heritage and the N brand's milestone, Hyundai has released a special performance film dedicated to the i30 Sedan N. Hyundai's foray into the Chinese market showcases their ambition to further fortify their brand in Asia's major high-performance vehicle market.

Aussie car lovers can look forward to the arrival of the new i30 Sedan N on local shores by early 2024.

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Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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