The 2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N has landed down under, headlined by an aggressive exterior restyle, lightweight 19-inch forged alloy wheels, additional tech features, and a range of motorsport-derived dynamic upgrades.
To be offered in a single highly equipped Premium trim, it will be available with Hyundai’s N 8-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard, or a 6-speed manual as a no-cost alternative. A sunroof is literally the only optional extra.
At the front, a lower and wider impression is created by a menacing wide, split grille, which also serves to improve engine cooling, and channels cooling air to the front brakes through race car-style guides.
Those new wheels bring heightened handling and an aggressive image. A deeper and more pronounced rear bumper design features a wrap-around lower red strip – or grey strip when teamed with Ultimate Red exterior – to create a more sporty back end.
Chassis upgrades include a reinforced engine mount membrane, for reduced vibration and improved agility, G-bushing reinforcement for improved yaw response and steering precision, and a new rear suspension S/ABS insulator on the rear support.
The electronic controlled suspension hardware and software have also been upgraded, while the motor-driven steering system benefits from a gear box yoke revised to enhance feedback and directness, and a low-friction universal joint that increases steering precision.
In addition, the i30 Sedan N’s braking performance and fade resistance is further enhanced with upgraded electronic stability control software and a new thermal protector on the front brake hoses.
Other key features include an intelligent speed limit assist, revised wireless charger designed to accommodate larger mobile phones, and additional USB-C ports (one in the front, two in the rear), as well as Hyundai’s Bluelink connected car services
Offered for free for the first five years of ownership, it adds automatic collision notification, emergency call, connected routing with live traffic, alert services, remote climate control, weather and a raft of vehicle settings management options.
Featuring black badging, the 2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N will be available in N-signature Performance Blue, Atlas White, Cyber Grey, Ultimate Red and Intense Blue Metallic, Ecotronic Grey and Abyss Black Mica.
It’s priced at $52,000 plus on-roads, regardless of the transmission. For more information, contact your local Hyundai dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.