Today, Hyundai announced Australian pricing and specifications for the long awaited i30 N hot hatch.
The i30 N is offered in a single model grade, which is priced at an astonishingly cheap $39,990 before on-road costs – this is probably the best value hot hatch on sale in Australia.
Hyundai have decided to not bring the lower spec 184kW engine to Australia – instead, the sole engine option is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which produces 202kW of power and 353Nm of torque (or 378Nm on overboost). This is exclusively paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Equipment wise, standard features nclude an active & variable sports exhaust, an electronic LSD, launch control, 19-inch alloys with specially designed Pirelli P-Zero ‘HN’ tyres, LED headlamps, taillights and daytime running lights, dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and alloy sports pedals. Further, it has cloth front sports seats, four-way driver’s power seat adjustment, auto headlights and a reversing camera.
Safety wise, the i30 N was 7 airbags and Hyundai’s SmartSense suite – which includes AEB, forward collision alert, lane keep assist and ‘driver attention alert’. However, it doesn’t feature adaptive cruise control or blind spot monitoring.
There are two option packages: the ‘Luxury Pack’ and the ‘Luxury Pack with Panoramic Sunroof’. The $3000 Luxury Pack adds front parking sensors, power folding mirrors, 12-way, memory front seat adjustment, suede and leather front seats. a smark key with push button start, wireless phone charging, heated front seats & steering wheel, rear privacy glass and an electrochromic rear view mirror. The Luxury Pack with Panoramic Sunroof costs $2,000 more and offers, as you’d expect, the features of the Luxury Pack plus a panoramic sunroof. Six colours are on offer – Polar White, Performance Blue and Engine Red, Phantom Black, Clean Slate and Micron Gray – some of them are premium colours, which command an extra $495.
The 2018 Hyundai i30 N goes on sale Down Under in mid-April. What do you think of these local details? Is it worth its asking price? Let me know in the comments!