Hyundai Motor is extending its N range with the All-New Hyundai i30 Fastback N. The sophisticated, elegant design of the i30 Fastback combine with the exhilarating performance and fun-to-drive features of the i30 N five-door. This makes the newcomer a race-track capable everyday sports car.

“The All-New i30 Fastback N is the stylish variant of the i30 N five-door, made to deliver maximum driving fun to our customers in a sophisticated design,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “It’s the first five-door hot coupe in its segment and the newest performance-oriented model in our N range, looking to attract more new customers and let them feel the N feeling.”

Hyundai has developed the N range according to the same philosophy as for its racing cars. The name ‘N’ represents two important components. First, Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in South Korea’s Namyang district, where the idea was born. Second, the Nürburgring, one of the most challenging racetracks in the world and home of Hyundai’s Testing Centre, where the N models are honed.

The N logo itself symbolises a chicane, the ultimate corner where the high-performance N models have been further developed and tested. Since its inception in 2015, the N range has performed at the highest level, succeeding in the Nürburgring’s VLN series, the TCR International Series, the Pirelli World Challenge, and the gruelling Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race. The i30 N five-door, which came onto the European market in the second half of 2017, performed likewise regarding sales: it has exceeded initial sales expectations. Almost 3,000 i30 N five-door units were sold in the first half of 2018 in Europe, with 100 units of its First Edition sold out in Germany in just 48 hours.

As part of Hyundai’s i30 range, the latest model is the next fun-to-drive car for enthusiasts due to be available across Europe by the end of 2018.

It sports unique high-performance design features, such as the front bumper, well known from i30 N five-door, a rear spoiler with glossy black colouring, a unique rear bumper including the triangular-shaped rear fog lamp, alloy wheels as well as the N side sill. Besides all these design elements which appeal to the driver’s eye, the engine accelerates in line with the driver’s heartbeat. The power output of 202kW will bring a smile, the N Grin, to the customer’s face when seated behind the i30 Fastback N’s steering wheel.

Sophisticated design with powerful intent
The new car is characterised by its hot, performance-focused appearance. It incorporates the body type of the i30 Fastback with its strong stance, charismatic front and sleek, teardrop-shaped cabin. To create the first hot five-door coupe in its segment, the All-new i30 Fastback N comprises N model-specific performance design features – introduced with the i30 N five-door.

Distinguishing elements which underline the N look are the unique front bumper, coupled with the prominent Cascading Grille. The family’s identity, which highlights the strong character of the car, shows clearly where the model originates. The grille features the N emblem, which additionally enhances the sense of high performance. At the front, the new model also expresses its hot and sporty appearance through the black bezel of the LED headlights as well as through the red-coloured character line which contrasts visually with the bodywork.

At the rear, it is again the dynamic-looking bumper that immediately catches the eye, supporting the car’s strong shoulders. On its lower part, the rear bumper is underlined by an elegantly shaped character line reflecting in red. Moreover, its generously arched rear spoiler integrated into the tailgate is accentuated with a glossy black line. To complete the car’s charismatic impression, the triangular rear fog lamp is integrated into the section between the dual twin mufflers, a dedicated design element of Hyundai’s high-performance range.

Finally, the All-New i30 Fastback N’s profile underlines the performance-oriented character of the car. An elegant sloping roofline, a long bonnet and a muscular body with wide wheel arches define the sports coupe’s dynamic proportions. At the car’s side, the N appearance is picked up again with the 19-inch wheels’ exceptional N design and the black side sill of the lowered body.

The latest model does not compromise on interior roominess for its sporty and elegant exterior design. With a generous luggage capacity of up to 450 litres and a maximum of 1,351 litres with the seats folded flat, the car offers a high day-to-day usability.

The vehicle’s interior is equally focused on true performance features. The centrepiece of the interior is the exclusive ‘N’ sports steering wheel, which ensures the driver is in 100 per cent control of all driving performance features directly by hand. It is manufactured with a red-coloured stitching. Pushing the characteristic dark metal painted N button with a chequered flag icon on the right side allows direct access to the N mode. In addition, the N mode can be accessed via customised settings which become visible on the navigation screen. On the left, drivers can select three standard drive modes: Normal, Sport and Eco. Above the N button, drivers can activate the rev button to use the Rev matching control system for better engine control. The N logo is positioned on the base of the steering wheel.

The gear shift also features red stitching in line with the coherent colour design and is finished with glossy red metal paint. The air vents continue the sporty look with red-coloured trims.

The interior is available with a colour combination of Black and Red Point. The Red Point trim sets red colour accents to create a sporty and subtle look inside the car, for example on the seats, which are available in cloth or optionally in a combination of suede and leather. Both combinations feature red stitching. The seat belts and headliner are designed in an elegant, sophisticated Black.

The All-New i30 Fastback N is available in a number of exciting exterior colours, allowing customers to further express themselves by choosing colours such as the mature Shadow Grey, the new model’s exclusive colouring. In addition, the range includes Polar White, Phantom Black, Engine Red, Performance Blue and Micron Grey.

With a width of 1,795mm and a length of 4,455mm, the new car has the same dimensions as the i30 Fastback. The height is 1,417mm thus 8mm lower than the i30 Fastback (overall height 1,425mm), further supporting the car’s powerful stance and dynamic appearance.

Powerful performance to 'feel the N feeling'
Performance and practicality for both urban commuting and track driving are well balanced in the All-New i30 Fastback N. Its high-performance technology delivers fun to drive every day, making the driver’s heart beat faster when seated behind the wheel. It leads to full precision, control, safety and durability. State-of-the-art high-performance features can be effectively combined to provide a smooth and controlled ride. The high-performance configuration can be set individually by the driver, depending on the driving mood.

This is why the Hyundai N models have been equipped with the N Grin Control system. It allows drivers to choose from five different drive modes by using the dedicated buttons on the steering wheel. The different settings – Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom – change the character of the car, adjusting various driving parameters.

The new vehicle is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which a maximum power output of 202kW (fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l/100 km; CO2 combined: 178 g/km*).

The car has an overboost function which is activated as soon as maximum torque (353Nm) is achieved, enabling the torque to be further increased up to 378Nm. The hot five-door coupe accelerates to 100km/h in 6.1 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 250km/h.

A precise and smooth shift is achieved by the six-speed manual transmission. It creates a sporty feeling by means of a reduced stroke and ensures that the driver looks forward to the next gear change. The power of the engine is transferred directly to the gear train in order to always be ready for shifting without any torque interruption.

True driving enthusiasts will enjoy the N Corner Carving Differential, which stands for the Electronically Controlled Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD) device, which guarantees exceptional traction. By increasing the cornering speed, it provides a unique carving feeling when the driver accelerates the car through a curve. In addition, it reduces wheel slip and understeering in specific conditions.

The Variable Exhaust Valve System enables the driver to select different exhaust sounds depending on the drive mode. A more powerful sound makes the driving experience even more emotional. By using this system, drivers are able to actively control the exhaust valve as the sound differs with the size of the valve opening.

Drivers can easily activate the rev-matching function with a single touch of a button mounted on the steering wheel. The system enhances driving pleasure by supporting downshifts. It synchronises the engine’s speed to the input shaft speed for the next gear during the shift process, thus enabling smoother and sportier downshifts.

The Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) further adjusts the performance according to the requirements during cornering, accelerating and braking. Four variable dampers, mounted on the independent four wheels and operated by the use of a solenoid valve, guarantee a precise and immediate damping force control. As a result, the ride and handling are improved as well as the vehicle’s overall stability on the track.

Good control of the brakes is crucial for a high-performance car. The i30 Fastback N is equipped with floating brake callipers, designed in the distinctive red N look, allowing the driver to lock the brake before cornering as late as possible. It is less sensitive than a fixed calliper system and prevents early brake fade. Air curtains located at the front cool the brakes.

Smart connectivity features and top standard active safety 
State-of-the-art connectivity features make the All-new i30 Fastback N a smart, rewarding choice. The standard factory 8” satellite navigation system comes with an integrated dynamic rear-view camera, DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

For drivers who wish to connect their smartphones with the infotainment systems, Hyundai provides both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to deliver and control music, telephone or navigation functions on-screen. Seamless connectivity allows drivers and passengers to stay connected while remaining focused on the road.

To ensure that occupants’ phones are always charged, the new model also provides a wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones and a USB port located in the centre console. The specific N mode screen menu also offers customisable settings for the engine, Rev matching, exhaust sound and Performance Package settings.

To comply with the highest European safety standards the i30 Fastback N features Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (standard), Driver Attention Warning (standard), Lane Keeping Assist (standard), High Beam Assist (standard) and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning.

With a high per centage of Advanced High Strength Steel, the new car benefits from high rigidity, high impact energy absorption and minimised distortion in order to protect passengers in the event of a collision.

A total of up to seven airbags are installed around the interior. Besides the six standard airbags (two front airbags, two side airbags and two curtain airbags from first to second row protecting both driver and passengers), the knee airbag is an additional safety feature for the driver in the event of a frontal collision.

Technical Data and Dimensions

Engine**
Type THETA 2.0 T-GDI, 16-valve MLA, DOHC E-CVVT
Capacity 1,998 cc
Bore x stroke 86.0 x 86.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.5
Power 202 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 353 Nm @ 1,450 - 4,700 rpm
(378 Nm with Overboost Function)
Maximum speed (km/h) 250
0-100 km/h (seconds) 6.1
CO2 combined (g/km)* 178
Fuel consumption combined* 7.8 l/100 km
Fuel consumption urban* 10.6 l/100 km
Fuel consumption extra-urban* 6.1 l/100 km
Suspension
Front McPherson Strut
Rear Multi-Link
Steering**
Type R-MDPS (rack type motor driven power steering)
General Rack & pinion
Overall steering gear ratio 12.31 (@360°)
Steering wheel turns
(lock to lock)
2.14
Min. turning radius (m) 5.8
Brakes**
Front Disc Type, 18"
Rear Disc Type, 17"
Master cylinder Φ23.81
Booster size 10"
Wheels
Size 8.0Jx19
Tyres 235/35R19
Exterior Dimensions (mm)**
Overall length 4,455
Overall width 1,795
Overall height 1,417 (Standard)/ 1,419 (Performance Package)
Wheelbase 2,650
Front overhang 905
Rear overhang 900
Ground clearance 132
Capacities**
Fuel tank (litres) 50
Luggage space (litres) Minimum 450 (436 with rear stiffness bar)
Maximum 1,351 (1,337 with rear stiffness bar)

* CO2 emissions and fuel consumption under current WLTP testing converted to NEDC. 
** Technical data are tentative, hence subject to changes

Hyundai has revealed the new 2019 i30 Fastback N in Europe ahead of its official unveiling at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.

The sophisticated five-door Fastback N is the second high-performance model from Hyundai’s N Performance division, following on from its sibling the i30 N hot-hatch, which arrived in Australia in March to critical acclaim.

The new i30 Fastback N wraps the stunning high-performance capability and immense driver appeal of the i30 N in a newly sporty five-door GT coupe shape.

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N incorporates many of the design signatures of its hatchback sibling. The elegant i30 Fastback shape has been merged with the dynamic features of the i30 N five-door, such as the dynamic-looking N Grille, and N front and rear bumpers, both highlighted by a red character line. A blacked-out side sill further underscores the model’s sportiness.

The i30 Fastback N’s rear visual features a twin-muffler exhaust and a cohesive rear spoiler that flows neatly into the line of the liftback. A glossy black accent is inserted to highlight the spoiler and further develop the N performance theme.

The centrepiece in the new i30 Fastback N’s crisp, understated interior is the exclusive N steering wheel with characteristic red N stitching, which ties in with red stitching on the gear shifter and seats.

The i30 Fastback N’s high-performance focus does not bring cabin compromise. High practicality and everyday usability are ensured, with a generous with 450-litre cargo area, which expands to hold 1351 litres when the rear seatbacks are folded flat.

High-performance engine with overboost function

The new 2019 i30 N Features the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine first introduced in the i30 N hatchback. Like the i30 hot-hatch, the Fastback N is offered in Europe in both Standard and Performance iterations. The Standard Package engine delivers 184kW and uses 7.0L/100km on the official combined cycle. The Performance Package engine generates a maximum power of 202kW and uses 7.1L/100km on the official combined cycle.

The engine delivers a maximum torque of 353 Nm in both specifications. An overboost function further increases torque up to 378Nm and is activated when the maximum torque threshold is reached.

The European i30 Fastback N with Standard Package accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and the i30 Fastback N Performance Package version accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds.

The i30 Fastback N is capable of a maximum speed of 250 km/h.

Hyundai’s N Grin Control system features in the i30 Fastback N, just as it does in the i30 N hot-hatch. The system allows drivers to select from five drive modes using dedicated buttons on the steering wheel: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom. The driver can choose the driving character of the i30 Fastback N to suit their mood as well as the conditions.

Inspired by motor sport, the Hyundai N range was derived from the company’s successful participation in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and the Touring Car Racing (TCR) International series.

The N line-up was born in Namyang, Korea, at Hyundai’s global R&D Centre, developed and tested at Germany’s infamous Nürburgring and honed to suit Australia’s uniquely challenging roads and driving conditions by the Hyundai Motor Company Australia engineering and development team.

Smart connectivity features and extensive standard safety
The horizontal design theme of the i30 Fastback N instrument panel conveys an elegant impression and is offered in Europe with a choice of two infotainment systems. There is a Display audio system with an eight-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen, an integrated rear-view camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

Alternatively, there is a Navigation system featuring an eight-inch capacitive touch screen and a seven-year free subscription to LIVE services. Both infotainment units feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which provide a seamless on-screen interface to users’ smartphones for the control of music, telephone or navigation functions. A specific N mode screen menu offers customisable settings for the engine, rev-matching, exhaust sound and Performance Package settings.

The 2019 i30 Fastback N features Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver-Attention Warning, Lane-Keeping Assist, High-Beam Assist and Intelligent Speed-Limit Warning.

Complete Australian pricing and specifications will be available closer to the local launch of the Hyundai i30 Fastback N in the first quarter of 2019.

Hyundai is pleased to announce an expanded model line-up and upgraded features across the award-winning i30 range.

The revised line-up builds on this success by offering more features and more choices for customers, including the introduction of a SmartSense safety option pack on Go and Active models. In addition the 2.0L GDi petrol is now available on Elite & Premium models, as well as other specification upgrades across the range.

Updated i30 Range

2.0L GDi Petrol Engine (Elite & Premium models)
Increasing the appeal of the i30 range, powertrain options for Elite & Premium models have now been expanded to include the 120kW 2.0L GDi petrol engine paired exclusively with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

7-Speaker Infinity™ Premium Audio System (SR Premium & Premium models)
New to the i30 range, the 7-speaker Infinity premium audio system utilises an external amplifier and delivers a fuller frequency response, accurate bass reproduction, and distortion-free system performance at higher listening volumes.

Leather Appointed Steering Wheel & Gear Knob (Active model)
The addition of a leather appointed steering wheel & gear knob adds a premium 
touch to the value-packed i30 Active model.

SmartSense Pack (optional on Go & Active models)
Through the introduction of the SmartSense pack, automatic & DCT variants of the i30 Go & Active can now be optioned with advanced driver assist technologies. Priced at $1,750 the pack also includes several luxury features to further enhance its value proposition.

SmartSense pack includes:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go.
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
  • 4.2” TFT colour supervision cluster
  • Rear cooling/heating vents
  • Power folding exterior mirrors with LED side repeaters
  • Chrome insert front grille

Pricing

Engine

Transmission

Go

Active

SR

SR Premium

Elite

Premium

2.0 GDi

6 speed manual

$19,990

$21,090

-

-

-

-

6 speed automatic

$22,290

$23,390

-

-

$27,790

$32,790

1.6 CRDi

6 speed manual

$22,490

$23,590

-

-

-

-

7 speed DCT

$24,990

$26,090

-

-

$30,490

$35,490

1.6 T-GDi

6 speed manual

-

-

$25,990

-

-

-

7 speed DCT

-

-

$28,990

$34,490

-

-

Option Pricing

Go

Active

SR

SR Premium

Elite

Premium

Metallic/mica paint

$495

$495

$495

$495

$495

$495

Beige interior

-

-

-

-

$295

$295

Panoramic sunroof

-

-

$2,000

-

$2,000

-

SmartSense pack

$1,750

$1,750

-

-

-

-

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

Hyundai iCare

With Hyundai iCare, the joy of buying a Hyundai will stretch well beyond the showroom. This leading customer care program offers a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Service Plan, 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty, complimentary Roadside Assist for 12 months on new vehicles, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre, and myHyundai – an exclusive owner website. When servicing with Hyundai, customers will also receive a Roadside Support Plan for up to 10 years, a 10 Year Sat Nav Update Plan (for satellite navigation equipped i30 models), and more.

i30 Lifetime Service Plan pricing

Engine

Recommended service interval

12 mths

24 mths

36 mths

48 mths

60 mths

2.0 GDi

km

15k

30k

45k

60k

75k

Cost (incl. GST)

$259

$259

$259

$359

$259

1.6 CRDi

km

15k

30k

45k

60k

75k

Cost (incl. GST)

$299

$299

$299

$409

$299

1.6 T-GDi

km

10k

20k

30k

40k

50k

Cost (incl. GST)

$269

$269

$269

$309

$269

Updated i30 Range Specification Overview
Specification updates from the previous i30 range are highlighted in green in the tables below:

i30 Go

 

2.0 GDi or 1.6 CRDi

Key specifications:

   

7 airbags

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Height adjustable driver’s seat

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

16” steel wheels

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Front & rear power windows;
- driver’s one touch auto down

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

8” touchscreen radio system

Hyundai Auto Link

Auto dusk sensing headlights

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

New option: SmartSense pack

Full size spare wheel

Bluetooth connectivity

(Automatic/DCT models only)

Rear view camera

Cruise control

 

i30 Active

 

2.0 GDi or 1.6 CRDi

Key specifications above Go:

   

Rear park assist system

Power folding exterior mirrors with

New: Leather appointed

16” alloy wheels

LED side repeaters

steering wheel and gear knob

8” satellite navigation system

Rear seat centre fold-down armrest with cup holders

New option: SmartSense pack (Automatic/DCT models only)

DAB+ digital radio

   

SmartSense pack – Go & Active models (Automatic/DCT models only)

- Autonomous Emergency Braking

- Front grille – chrome insert

- Blind Spot Detection

- Deluxe centre console

- Driver Attention Alert

- Electronic Parking Brake

- Lane Keeping Assist System

- Rear cooling vents

- Rear Cross Traffic Alert

- 4.2” TFT colour supervision cluster

- Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go

- Power folding exterior mirrors with LED side repeaters

i30 Elite

 

2.0 GDi (New) or 1.6 CRDi

Key specifications above Active with SmartSense pack:

 

Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)

One touch automatic up/down windows

New: Satin chrome side moulding

17” alloy wheels

Rain sensor

Option: Beige interior

Leather appointed interior

Smart key & push button start

Option: Panoramic sunroof

Dual zone climate control

   

i30 Premium

 

2.0 GDi (New) or 1.6 CRDi

Key specifications above Elite:

   

Front park assist system

Sun visor extensions

Luggage power outlet

Panoramic glass sunroof

Power driver’s seat

Heated and ventilated front seats

Solar control glass

Electro-chromatic interior mirror

LED headlights & front indicators

New: LED tail lights

New: Infinity 7-speaker premium  audio

Option: Beige interior

i30 SR (DCT)

 

1.6 Turbo-GDi

Key specifications above Active with SmartSense pack:

 

1.6 Turbo-GDi engine (150kW)

Sports leather appointed interior;

Smart key & push button start

Dual exhaust tips

- Black headlining

LED tail lights

- Red trim inserts, stitching & piping

Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)

Temporary space saver spare wheel

Multi-link rear suspension

Sports front seats

Rain sensor

18” alloy wheels

Alloy pedals

Dual zone climate control

Option: Panoramic sunroof

   

i30 SR Premium

 

1.6 Turbo-GDi

Key specifications above SR:

   

Front park assist system

Heated and ventilated front seats

Electro-chromatic interior mirror

Panoramic glass sunroof

Power driver’s seat

Luggage power outlet

Satin chrome side moulding

One touch auto up/down windows

Solar control glass

LED headlights and front indicators

Temporary space saver spare wheel

New: Infinity 7-speaker premium audio

Sun visor extensions

 

 

 

The i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance car under the N line up. Built on the New Generation i30, the i30 N has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on the track. N was born in Namyang, at Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in Korea, and honed at the Nürburgring, one of the most challenging race tracks in the world and home of Hyundai’s Testing Center. The N logo symbolises a chicane, the ultimate corner where the i30 N has been tested thoroughly and has proven its ability. The i30 N is inspired by Hyundai Motorsport’s experience in WRC since 2014.

“The Hyundai i30 N has been developed for no other purpose than to deliver maximum driving fun to our customers in an accessible high-performance package,” says Albert Biermann, Executive Vice President Performance Development and High Performance Vehicle Division. “With the high-performance N models we will enhance our brand’s appeal with emotional products that cater to the needs of people who love to have a smile on their face when they drive their car on a winding road and listen to the sound of the engine. That’s why we measure high-performance in BPM, heart beats per minute instead of only RPM.”

The i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s answer to emerging customer preferences towards uncompromising innovation and technology-driven performance. Due to be launched across Europe by the end of 2017, the All-New i30 N is made for people to experience a contented grin when driving a performance car. Part of the i30 range, the i30 N sports a unique character and coherent, timeless design – including the Cascading Grille at the front, the new Hyundai signature, which is characterised by a downward tapering gesture inspired by the flow of molten steel.

Focused on Fun to Drive

The i30 N has been developed on the basis of three corner stones under the theme ‘Fun to Drive’: Corner Rascal, Everyday Sports Car and Race Track Capability.

The i30 N has been developed to make the driver’s heart beat faster when he or she gets behind the wheel. Instead of focusing on pure numbers, Hyundai Motor has chosen to emphasise driving pleasure and the emotional impact on the driver’s heartbeats per minute (BPM), rather than simply measuring revs per minute (RPM). When the driver hits the throttle and shifts through the gears, the Rev matching function supports smooth gear shifting, while the overboost function increases torque (+8 per cent) and acceleration (+6-7 per cent).

The feeling is enhanced by the car’s emotional sound from the dual muffler exhaust featuring the variable exhaust valve system. The cockpit of the i30 N shows key performance parameters through the new instrument cluster and the 8-inch free-floating screen’s modes such as the G-Force meter for live tracking of the performance.

The design is based on true high-performance vehicles and includes Hyundai’s Cascading Grille at the front, aggressive-looking front and rear bumpers, and a new rear spoiler. According to the principle “form follows function”, the car design enhances aerodynamic and cooling performance. Its operation focuses on the pure connection between the car and the driver. The i30 N is built around the driver for maximum responsiveness, balanced performance and fun to drive.

Corner Rascal

The i30 N loves corners. The N logo symbolises a chicane, the ultimate part of the track where the i30 N achieves maximum traction, precision and feeling. The powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine delivers up to 275 PS and 353 Nm torque. It offers direct response with a linear power development through the early responding turbo charger. It features front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.

The i30 N’s maximum grip is guaranteed by the 18-inch Michelin or 19-inch Pirelli high-performance Hyundai N tyres. The rack-mounted motor-driven power steering is very direct and offers high precision.

The lowered body is rigid and in combination with the Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) reduces roll and enhances cornering speed, enabling the driver to adjust the dampers from comfort-oriented daily commuting to high-performance track-driving. 

The i30 N is aerodynamically designed to reduce lift to keep the body firmly on to the road when maximum traction is required. The Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD) enhances grip and delivers maximum power to the road. For the real enthusiasts the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can be switched off completely for maximum freedom. In order to give the driver and passenger the maximum comfort, the exclusively developed N sport seats offer maximum stability and lateral support in all driving situations.

Everyday Sports Car

The i30 N is an everyday sports car, suitable for daily commuting in comfort on weekdays or for race track performance on the weekend. By offering a great variety of customisation options, the i30 N is a well-balanced hatchback, offering performance and practicality to create the best feeling for the driver.

There are five drive modes, including Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom settings, which can be selected by using two dedicated buttons on the steering wheel. The different modes change the character of the car, adjusting the high-performance parameters of the engine, the dampers, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD), sound, steering and Rev matching. Additionally, the driver can select the Rev matching button on the steering wheel to increase the revs on the engine when shifting from a higher to a lower gear, while the car’s Launch Control helps to launch the car as easy as possible by controlling engine torque. 

Race Track Capability

In the development of the vehicle, durability and racetrack performance were key elements. The i30 N has undergone 10,000 km of driving on the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring circuit for durability testing.

The car has also taken part twice in the world’s toughest endurance test, the ADAC 24-hours race on the Nürburgring. The engine and its components have been tested for total vehicle evaluation in 2016 and for ensuring its overall race track capability in 2017. Thus, when taking the i30 N to a track day, the driver can be sure that the car’s performance will endure. Its brakes have been developed to last with an extra cooling function through the air intakes on the front bumper.

The Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) allows the driver to adjust the i30 N to best suit a race track’s requirements. The body’s high rigidity is increased by the rear stiffness bar behind the rear seats. The car features a strong clutch that is built to last, while the precise six-speed manual transmission has short travel to enhance fast shifting.

02 Hyundai Motor N line up: born in Namyang, honed at the Nürburgring

The Hyundai i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance model under the N line up. The ‘N’ stands for Namyang, Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in Korea, where the idea was born, and for the Nürburgring, home to Hyundai Motor’s European Test Centre, where the N line upwas further developed and tested. The close connection between Namyang and Nürburgring created the foundation for N, the goal being to deliver driving enjoyment. Symbolising a chicane, the ‘N’ logo embodies this aspect – an agile vehicle that is fun to drive – and represents the ultimate driving experience on winding roads.

Inspired by Motorsport - the proven track record of Hyundai

Born at the start of 2013 and based in Alzenau, Germany, Hyundai Motorsport was set up to develop a long-term motor sport programme that demonstrates the emotion and engineering which Hyundai puts into its cars. For the last four years Hyundai Motorsport has participated successfully in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), regarded as one of the most challenging and diverse motor sport disciplines:

2013: Launch of i20 WRC.

2014:

  • Re-entry to the World Rally Championship
  • With i20 WRC Hyundai Motorsport takes four podiums and finishes WRC in fourth position in the manufacturer standings.

2015:

  • Launch of the Hyundai high performance N line up at Frankfurt Motorshow with the concept cars N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo and RM15.
  • Hyundai takes four podiums and finishes WRC in third position.

2016:

  • Launch of high-performance racing concepts RM16 at Busan Motor Show and RN30 at Paris Motor Show. 
  • Hyundai takes seven podiums and finishes WRC in second position.

2017:

  • The dawn of a new era in the sport with the introduction of new technical regulations resulting in more distinctive, powerful and dramatic-looking WRC cars.
  • Launch of Hyundai’s first mass-produced high-performance car i30 N.
  • Hyundai takes six podiums in half of the season and currently ranks second in WRC drivers and team rankings.

Hyundai’s high-performance concepts have been derived during the development of WRC cars. That is why the WRC is considered to be the cradle of the N line up, thus for the i30 N. During the races, with cars competing on roads of gravel, tarmac, snow and ice, the Hyundai Motor engineers identify further refinement and potential performance enhancements for the i30 N.

Hyundai has again redefined the thriving Australian small-car market with its striking third-generation i30 hatch. The most stylish, strongest, best-equipped and technologically savviest i30 yet, the reimagined i30 easily sets a new premium small-car benchmark.

Bigger and roomier than its predecessors, this third-generation of Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s most popular model – and one of Australia’s best-selling cars – also offers exceptional value for money.

Among its wealth of new attributes the new i30 brings strong new European-design looks, premium build quality and range-wide state-of-the-art driver-focused connectivity. It also offers a comprehensive suite of technology features that further establish the i30’s reputation as an affordable, premium quality small car.

Standard features range-wide now include even easier access to powerful communications, satellite-navigation and entertainment options via i30’s range-wide 8-inch, multimedia display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility, including steering wheel-operated voice control.

In another first for Hyundai in Australia, the new i30 also boasts access to clearer-sounding DAB+ digital radio. The new i30’s long list of available technologies includes full LED headlights, wireless smartphone charging, heated and ventilated front seats, and much more.

The five-tier i30 range starts with the exceptional value-for-money entry-level Active and runs through Elite, Premium, SR and SR Premium variants. For the first time, alloy wheels are now standard across the i30 range, with 16- and 17-inch wheels on comfort variants (Active, Elite and Premium) and 18-inch wheels on sports variants (SR and SR Premium).

Engine and transmission choices start with the i30 Active’s standard 120kW/203Nm Nu 2.0-litre GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol four-cylinder with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Also available in the i30 Active, Elite and Premium variants is Hyundai’s U-II 1.6-litre CRDi (Common Rail Diesel Injection) diesel engine mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) or six-speed manual (Active variant only).

Available exclusively in i30 SR sports variants Hyundai’s 150kW/265Nm Gamma 1.6-litre Turbo-GDi petrol engine comes with a 7-speed DCT or six-speed manual. The new i30’s on-road dynamics also have been exhaustively tested and optimised for local conditions and driver preferences by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s highly credentialed Chassis Development Team.

“i30 has been a six-time Australia’s Best Car winner for good reason,” says HMCA Chief Operating Officer Scott Grant. “It’s also been a hugely successful model for Hyundai Motor Company Australia, and I confidently predict this handsome and even-better third-generation i30 will continue that success.

“The new i30’s incredible overall sophistication and fantastic technology platform will further enhance our best-selling model in Australia. And our industry-leading after-sales iCare customer care program, legendary 5-year/unlimited km warranty and Lifetime Service Plan all make it even more attractive.

“Let’s just say that I look forward to welcoming a devoted group of new i30 owners to our Hyundai family.”

Hyundai Motorsport’s first project for circuit racing took a big step forward, with the New Generation i30 TCR taking to the track for the first time as testing began for the new car.

The Customer Racing department travelled to Motorland Aragon in Spain as the development phase of the project got underway in earnest. Prior to the trip the team had completed several shakedown runs with the brand new design, but the three days at the track gave the engineers a first opportunity to gather data about the car’s behaviour around laps of a race circuit.

Completing the running without major reliability issues the team was able to begin trying alternative settings as they started to work towards a base set-up for the car. The mix of corners on the Aragon circuit made it the perfect venue for the maiden test. The 5.3km layout allowed the team and driver Gabriele Tarquini to refine the handling balance through both slow and high speed corners, as well as under heavy braking for the hairpin at the end of the long back straight.

The team was also able to test a number of different engine map settings to begin to gauge the performance of the two-litre turbocharged engine, which is connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox, operated with paddle-shifters.

Based on the road-going New Generation i30 platform the new race car is designed according to the successful TCR regulations that were first used in 2015. The category now forms the basis for a number of international and national championships, as well for classes that compete at endurance events.

Following the test the car returned to Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany, where the team will prepare for next date in a busy development schedule.

Customer Racing department manager Andrea Adamo said: “The first test of a new car is always a very exciting moment in a project, and to have come through three days without a major problem makes it even better. We were able to complete all the work that we had set out for the test, which is obviously a nice start to a busy development schedule for the New Generation i30 TCR project. We were able to work on the balance of the car, and start developing an initial set-up that we can use in future, not only for the handling, but the important engine and differential settings. We can now use these as a base for future tests as we turn our focus to gaining the maximum performance from specific components.”

Testing of the New Generation i30 TCR will continue through the summer and autumn at venues around Europe. The first completed cars are expected to be delivered to customers is early December.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the new i30, which will go on sale in Australia later this month. The entry-level i30 Active manual will start at $20,950*, $500 less than the outgoing model it replaces.

A $500 price reduction has been applied despite the addition of approximately $2,000-worth of extra standard features to the new car compared with the old, including a fully integrated satellite navigation system with 8” touch screen display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and DAB+ digital radio, and a 2.0-litre GDi direct-injection engine developing 13kW more power and 28Nm more torque than the 1.8-litre MPi engine it replaces.

Other additions to the new i30 Active specification over the outgoing GD Active include 16” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, hill-start assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

“We have built outstanding quality and value into the new i30, not just at the entry level but across the range,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, JW Lee. “Quality is what buyers demand and expect, and it is inherent in the new i30, its refinement, comfort, handling, performance, safety and practicality. In all of these respects, along with its superb design, we believe the new Hyundai i30 is competitive with the very best in the class from a product perspective, while simultaneously extending Hyundai’s value leadership.”

New i30: Outstanding Features across the Range

In addition to the entry-level Active, the new Hyundai i30 will come in two comfort and two sports trim grades (see table below). All offer outstanding specifications against the very best in the small car segment.

The smooth and torquey 1.6 CRDi turbo-diesel engine – 100kW/300Nm in Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) form, 100kw/280Nm as a manual – is available in three trim grades, while SR models are now fitted with the upgraded 1.6-litre T-GDi turbo engine shared with the Elantra SR Turbo, developing 150kW and 265Nm.

The entry point for this responsive turbocharged engine is the SR manual, priced at $25,950. The DCT-equipped model is $28,950, with the top-of-the range SR Premium (DCT only) priced at $33,950.

In SR trim, the new i30 offers around $5,000-worth of new features compared with the outgoing SR, for a price uplift of only $100 for the DCT variant, while in SR Premium trim, approximately $5,000-worth of features have again been added for a $400 uplift (refer to Customer Value table below).

Specification additions for the new i30 comfort and sports trims include wireless phone charging, new-design 17” and 18” wheels, dual exhaust tips, LED headlights, multi-link rear suspension in SR models and Hyundai’s SmartSense safety and alert system, which incorporates Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), smart cruise control, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and Lane Keeping Assist (refer to Specification Overview table below for further details).

An optional Safety Pack, including AEB and other SmartSense features, will be made available on the i30 Active by the end of 2017. Pricing for the Active's safety pack, along with further i30 specification details, will be announced at the vehicle’s national media launch in early May.

The new i30 is equipped with seven airbags and has achieved a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

“We are immensely proud of the work our engineers and designers have done to create this car,” JW Lee continued. “Through outstanding customer support, Hyundai will enhance the new i30’s ownership proposition even further, with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, 10-year free map update plan for the satellite navigation system, a superb-value Lifetime Service Plan and outstanding roadside support.

“We feel confident this car will compete well with the best in the class and will appeal strongly to all Australian small car buyers.”

Customer Value 

With a significant increase in standard specifications on all grades, whilst retaining similar MLP price-points, the new i30 range delivers considerably improved customer value.

New i30: Pricing

Engine Transmission Active SR SR Premium Elite Premium
2.0 GDi 6-Manual $20,950 - - - -
6-Automatic $23,250 - - - -
1.6 CRDi 6-Manual $23,450 - - - -
7-DCT $25,950 - - $28,950 $33,950
1.6 T-GDi 6-Manual - $25,950 - - -
7-DCT - $28,950 $33,950 - -

*Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Prices. Price excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs.

Option pricing Active SR SR Premium Elite Premium
Metallic/mica paint $495 $495 $495 $495 $495
Beige interior - - - $295 $295
Panoramic sunroof - $2,000 - $2,000 -

*Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Prices. Price excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs.

This year’s Geneva International Motor Show will be the stage for the unveiling of the Next Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon. The new member of the i30 family maintains the timeless design of its five-door sibling, adding elegance and versatility in its body style.

“Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the New Generation Hyundai i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe,” says Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The i30 was created as the new people’s car. It is more than a model – it is a family of cars consisting of four body types, each with a unique character, and united by a coherent, timeless design. With the new i30 Wagon we are now introducing the next body type, offering elegance and versatility for everyone.”

“The Next Generation i30 Wagon speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design, and it carries the new Hyundai family identity - the Cascading Grille,” explains Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe. “The tapering roofline and dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupé-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasised by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”

In combination with the full-LED headlamps and the vertical LED daytime running lights, the Next Generation i30 Wagon has a strong visual presence.

High versatility with one of the biggest boots in the segment

The i30 Wagon’s sleek design does not compromise boot space: with 602 litres of space (VDA 211) and 1,650 litres (VDA 214) with the seats folded, it has one of the biggest boots in the segment. Versatility is further enhanced by the additional storage space beneath the boot floor with several compartments.

The overall length of the wagon is 4,585 mm (5-door version: 4,340 mm) and the height is 1,465 mm (1,475 mm with roof rack). The overall width of 1,795 mm and wheelbase of 2,650 mm are the same as in the five-door version.

Best-in-class standard safety package

Hyundai Motor democratises technology by offering the latest active safety and connectivity features for the Next Generation i30 Wagon. The i30 offers best-in-class standard active safety, with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist System always on board.

Using camera sensors, the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted in the i30 operates in three stages. After initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it then controls the brake according to the collision danger stage and applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable. The optional pedestrian recognition uses a front radar and avoids or mitigates the consequence of an impact with a pedestrian.

Driver Attention Alert (DAA) is a driver protection feature that helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents.

Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) keeps a constant speed and distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically accelerating and braking up to 180km/h. If the traffic comes to a halt, the system applies the brake until the car comes to a standstill and accelerates to the desired speed as soon as the road is clear.

The Blind Spot Detector (BSD) with Lane Change Assist monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors.

The Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility by alerting the driver visually and acoustically.

The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) alerts the driver about unsafe movements at speeds over 60km/h by sensing the car’s position. It warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.

The Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) identifies road speed signs and displays the speed limit in real time. The information is shown both in the navigation system display as well as in the TFT cluster.

High Beam Assist (HBA) detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane ahead at night and changes to low-beam lights as appropriate, thereby reducing blinding effects on other drivers. Whenever there are no vehicles detected, HBA automatically re-activates the high beams, maximising the driver’s range of vision.

Smart and connected

The i30 Wagon offers customers a spacious and elegant interior with a horizontal layout and free-floating screen for the infotainment system. The eight-inch touch screen of the new-generation navigation system offers state-of-the-art connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and LIVE Services. A wireless charging system for smartphones with the Qi standard is available as well. As an alternative, customers can choose between different audio options, including the audio system with a five-inch capacitive LCD touch screen with integrated dynamic rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity and My Music functionality.

Dynamic and efficient powertrains

The powertrain line-up of the i30 Wagon consists of downsized turbocharged engines that enhance efficiency and responsiveness. Customers can choose from three petrol engines and one 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine featuring three power outputs. The Wagon is available with Hyundai’s all-new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.4 T-GDi which delivers a maximum power of 103kW. The new three-cylinder 1.0 T-GDi delivers maximum power of 88kW.

Driving dynamics

The engineers of Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Centre in Germany enhanced the driving dynamics of the Next Generation i30 in a rigorous testing programme throughout Europe and on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. The highly rigid and light body with 53 per cent Advanced High Strength Steel provides the basis for good ride and handling characteristics, and the fact that it is combined with 10 per cent more direct steering and a newly developed chassis means the driver can enjoy dynamic driving together with high levels of comfort.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced sporty upgrades to the sports-tuned variants of Australia’s reigning top-selling car. Headline upgrades to the i30 Series II SR range include exclusive 17-inch, grey-metallic machined-face alloy wheels and red-on-black interior with leather-appointed sports bucket seats.

SR variants equipped with Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission now come standard with sporty paddle-shifters allowing drivers to select the sequential manual mode without taking their hands off the steering wheel, providing a more engaging driving experience.

Exterior

The i30 Series II SR range now comes standard with striking new 17-inch grey-metallic machined-face alloy wheels shod with 225-45R17 tyres. The new wheels are a unique, five twin-spoke design. Also available is the addition of a bold ‘Phoenix Orange’ exterior colour exclusive to the SR range.

Interior

The i30 Series II SR range now features an upgraded sports interior, with black leather upholstery, red inserts on seat bolsters, and red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and front door armrests.

Front sports bucket seats with extended bolsters not only add to the visual impact, but also provide more lateral support for the driver and front passenger during spirited driving. Dark grey-metallic interior trim highlights replace the previous silver trim highlights in all variants, and the headlining is now black (previously grey). A striking red push-button start surround trim replaces the previous silver trim surround.

Hyundai’s expansive panoramic glass sunroof is now available as an option on i30 SR but remains a standard feature on the SR Premium variant. Further complementing the 2.0 GDi petrol engine and local sports suspension setup is the addition of paddle shifters on automatic variants.

i30 Series II

Like all i30 Series II variants, the top-spec SR and SR Premium already set industry benchmarks. Their value-for-money equipment levels and standard full suite of active and passive safety features are matched to the i30 Series II’s critically acclaimed Australian-tuned ride and handling dynamics.

Together with Hyundai’s industry-leading five-year/unlimited warranty and after-sales innovations, those attributes have this year helped i30 Series II become Australia’s best-selling car for a Hyundai record-breaking four consecutive months (March – June).

Specifications

Key specification changes over the outgoing i30 Series II SR models are outlined below:

  • 17” alloy wheels finished in dark grey metallic paint with a machined face
  • Black/red leather* appointed interior (leather now standard on SR model)
  • Front sports bucket seats
  • Red inserts on seat bolsters
  • Black headlining
  • Cloth covered interior A-pillar trims
  • Dark grey metallic interior trim highlights
  • Red stitching on seats, steering wheel, and front door armrests
  • Red push button start trim surround
  • Panoramic glass sunroof (optional on SR model, standard on SR Premium)

*Finishes specified as leather may contain elements of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) or man-made materials, or a combination thereof.

Pricing


Engine

Transmission

SR

SR Premium

2.0L GDi Petrol

6 Speed Manual

$26,550

$31,250

6 Speed Automatic

$28,850

$33,550

Option Pricing:

Metallic / Mica paint: $495
Panoramic sunroof: $2,000

*All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

*All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

Hyundai’s i30 hatchback is Australia’s cheapest popular car to own and run, according to the NRMA. The i30 – Australia’s best-selling car in June and second runner-up last month – has topped the NRMA’s first breakdown of weekly running costs for Australia’s 10 best-selling vehicles. Based on official sales figures, the top-10 list includes cars, SUVs and utilities. Using its new online Running Costs Calculator, the NRMA graded July’s top-10 best-sellers, evaluating either the entry-level or most popular variant of each vehicle with private buyers.

Using as its model buyer a 55-year-old with a 65 percent no-claim bonus, the NRMA’s calculator shows the $21,990 (MLP) i30 ActiveX automatic costs just $156.90 per week to run – significantly less than its immediate rivals. The NRMA’s analysis is based on five years’ ownership and 15,000km/year mileage. It also considers the cost of compulsory third-part insurance, fuel, tyres, servicing, registration, maintenance, repairs, roadside membership and depreciation. “Obviously, we’re delighted that the i30 has come out on top in the NRMA’s important running cost calculations of Australia’s best-selling cars,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating, John Elsworth said. “The i30 is a firm favourite with Australian new-car buyers, and these outstanding real-world figures resoundingly endorse their choice.”

The NRMA’s calculations for July’s top-10 best-sellers were:

Vehicle Weekly Cost (pw)
Hyundai i30 ActiveX $156.90
Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI $160.04
Toyota Corolla Ascent $164.61
Mazda3 Neo $166.94
Mazda CX-5 Maxx FWD $188.45
Toyota Camry Altise $197.63
Mitsubishi Triton GLX diesel $218.28
Toyota HiLux SR5 diesel $252.22
Ford Ranger XL $229.35
Holden Commodore SV6 $254.34

NRMA Running Costs Calculator

The NRMA’s 2015 Running Costs Calculator gives NSW and ACT motorists real-world information on the cost of owning some 2100 models. The default purchase and fuel prices can be updated any time and the cost of comprehensive insurance can be personalised to give a realistic weekly estimate. The NRMA’s Weekly Running Costs are based on private ownership over a five-year period and annual 15,000km distance travelled. The analysis takes into account the cost of compulsory third-party insurance, fuel, tyres, servicing, registration, maintenance, repairs, roadside membership and depreciation.

Depreciation is calculated using the vehicle manufacturers' recommended retail price plus dealer and statutory charges. This includes Luxury Car Tax where applicable or the advertised drive-away price where available; less the forecast residual value for each model.