The ‘N’ stands for Namyang, Hyundai Motor’s global Centre in Korea, where the idea was born, and for the Nürburgring, home to Hyundai Motor’s European Test Centre, where the N line up was further developed and tested.
The N logo symbolises a chicane, the ultimate corner where the i30 N has been tested thoroughly, representing the ultimate driving experience on winding roads.
The heart of any high-performance car is of course its engine. The i30 N features a specially developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder powerplant featuring direct injection, variable valve timing and turbocharging to produce 202kW and 353Nm. An overboost function allows peak torque to rise to 378Nm for brief full-throttle.
Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD)
The electronically-controlled mechanical limited slip differential (e-LSD) distributes torque intelligently between the two front wheels depending on throttle inputs, steering angle and cornering force. This technology reduces wheelspin and understeer while increasing traction and cornering speed, thus allowing the driver to extract maximum performance from the i30 N.
Active variable exhaust system.
The twin-outlet active exhaust has three settings, allowing the driver to select the ideal level of exhaust sound for the conditions – keep it subdued around town, or allow the engine’s full vocal range to be enjoyed when the open road or track1 beckons. In its most sporting setting, throttle lifts and downshifts bring a thrilling volley of rasping crackles and pops that have to be heard to be appreciated.
Traction and stability control.
A lower, firmer suspension tune combined with electronically controlled dampers that continuously adjust damping force (based on road conditions, vehicle speed and driver inputs) means the i30 N delivers exceptional turn-in characteristics and body control, without sacrificing the ride compliance needed for daily driving comfort.
Drive it your way.
No matter what the road or driving conditions, the i30 N has a mode to suit. Choose from five individual drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N or N Custom settings, activated by two dedicated buttons on the steering wheel. Crucially, all the discrete parameters of engine mapping, damper firmness, steering weight, e-LSD characteristics, stability control and exhaust sound level can be individually selected and saved via the N Custom setting, allowing unprecedented tailoring of the i30 N’s driving experience.
Unique 19-inch alloy wheels are proudly embossed with the N logo and fitted with 235/35 R19 Pirelli P-Zero HN high-performance tyres specifically developed for the i30 N.
Front brake discs measuring 345mm in diameter are clamped by distinctive red N brake callipers to deliver strong and fade-resistance stopping power.
Dual-level rear spoiler
The i30 N’s aggressive bumper and apron team with an aerodynamic rear spoiler featuring a signature triangular brake light.
The inside line.
Inside, it’s unlike any other. The exclusive N sports interior is tailored to seduce and satisfy the enthusiast driver.
Sports front seats
Heavily bolstered front bucket seats, available in cloth or synthetic suede/leather has been designed to provide exceptional support and comfort.
N steering wheel with dedicated N-button
In front of the driver sits the bespoke N steering wheel with dedicated N-mode button as well as an N-specific race computer which features a lap timer, G-force meter, boost gauge and launch control.
Packed with tech.
The i30 N comes with an 8” multimedia touchscreen with DAB+ radio and satelitte navigtation, Apple CarPlay™ & Android™ Auto compatibilty and wireless smartphone charging*. Disclaimers: Apple CarPlay™ functionality requires software update. Apple CarPlay™ requires iPhone 5® or subsequent model (lightning cable) in order to operate. Apple® and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android™ Auto requires a device with Android 5.0 operating system or subsequent version in order to operate. Wireless smartphone chargine only available with Luxury Pack. Requires a Qi-enabled smartphone or adapter to operate.
Combining radar and camera data, the AEB system autonomously activates the brakes when it detects stationary vehicles, or dangerous and sudden braking by the car ahead or pedestrians on the road.
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Monitors vehicle activity ahead and alerts the driver upon detecting an imminent collision.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
LKA provides steering intervention to assist the vehicle to stay in the centre of the lane. When the vehicle strays from the intended lane without indicators being activated, an audible and visual warning will be sounded.
Technology for safety.
Naturally the i30 N is fitted with seven airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and the very latest safety systems. Central to this is the standard inclusion of Hyundai SmartSense™, which brings Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – City, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).
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†Leather appointed seats means parts of the seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather.
^Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Please check your Bluetooth® device's capabilities to ensure compatibility.
^Apple CarPlay requires iPhone 5 or subsequent model (lightning cable) in order to operate.