THE ever popular sporty version of the Hyundai i30, the SR, is no more for 2019, instead it’s being replaced by the sporty new N Line, designed to build on the success of i30 SR range, with upgraded performance and aesthetic enhancements.
It is essentially the new flagship sports variant of the standard i30 range, with new N Line and N Line Premium models introducing interior and exterior enhancements inspired by the potent i30 N Performance hot hatch.
The N Line models start from $26,490 plus on-roads and feature more aggressive front and rear bumpers, along with 18-inch alloys wrapped in high performance Michelin tyres, and N Line badging.
Inside, there are N Line-exclusive front sports seats, steering wheel and gear knob, red highlights, and a contrasting black headlining. Under the hood is a more powerful 150kW 1.6-litre turbo engine, and it also gets a unique sports suspension tune.
N Line variants are driven by either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic in N Line trim, or the auto only in N Line Premium trim.
“The new 2019 i30 N Line models build on the sporty appeal of the previous SR to make our award-winning small car an even more compelling proposition,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO JW Lee said.
“With the N Line, owners can have an i30 N-derived performance package combined with the everyday practicability of our core Hyundai models.”
The new entry level Go model starts off the range at $19,990 plus on-roads for the manual variant. The core range also includes the Active, Elite and Premium.