Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of its first hot hatch, the i30 N, which will go on sale in the UK on January 4 2018.
It’s the first performance model under the Hyundai N sub brand, engineered by Hyundai’s dedicated High Performance Vehicle Division, led by Albert Biermann the ex-head of BMW’s M division.
The i30 N is available in two specifications, i30 N and i30 N Performance. Both models receive N specific interior and exterior equipment as well performance modifications.
A 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine develops 250PS and 353Nm of torque, allowing the i30N to reach 62MPH in just 6.4 seconds. With CO2 emissions of 159g/km and a p11d value of £24,995 a 20% taxpayer would attract BiK tax of around £1,500 per year.
The performance model develops 275PS, reducing the 0-62 dash to 6.1 seconds with a slight increase in emissions to 163g/km.
Priced from £24,995 (on the road), the i30 N features a host of standard equipment in line with the rest of the i30 range plus an array of performance equipment including; 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, Electronically Controlled Suspension and larger brakes.
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.
Step up to the £27,995 (p11d £27,440) i30 N Performance and get additional performance-specific equipment including; 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tyres, Electronic Limited Slip Differential and even larger brakes. The i30 N Performance also adds leather and suede seats with electrical operation and 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.