HYUNDAI i30 SEDAN N


The Hyundai i30 Sedan N has been launched in Australia. It’s the first time we have seen a sedan here, all previous models have been hatchbacks.

It’s powered by a 206kW, 392Nm turbo-petrol 2.0-litre engine that has a sedan-specific flow-optimised intake air box. A motorsport-derived N automatic is standard, with a six-speed manual offered as a no-cost option.

There are also 19-inch alloys and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. The N brake package has a new response-enhancing Brake Prefill function.

The 10.25-inch N Supervision instrument cluster and 10.25-inch satellite navigation is standard. This has N features and technologies, including Track Maps.

It’s offered in seven body colours. Solid Paint: Polar White and Performance Blue.

Metallic Paint: Cyber Grey, Fluid Metal and Intense Blue Mica Paint: Phantom Black and Fiery Red

An extensive SmartSense advanced active safety suite includes Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist – Rear, Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist and Lane Following Assist.

“We’re delighted to introduce i30 Sedan N as the fitting finale for Hyundai’s new model offensive over the past 18 months,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo said.

“i30 Sedan N delivers renowned Hyundai N fun-to-drive and racetrack capability in a striking everyday sports sedan, packed with convenience, safety and driver-focused high-performance technologies,” he said.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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