Hyundai launches spirited new i30 N Line to complete sedan range

HYUNDAI has launched the new i30 Sedan N Line, designed and engineered to deliver an enhanced driving experience, completing the i30 sedan range, launched across the globe earlier this year.

The N Line model, characterised by N specific design and performance-enhancing elements, offers an attractive entry point to the Hyundai’s high-performance N brand line-up, and will expand i30 Sedan’s appeal to a broader range of customers.

It delivers a spirited driving experience, and is powered by a 1.6-litre GDI turbocharged engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed double clutch auto transmission (DCT). The combination produces 150kW and 265Nm.

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Hyundai engineers implemented several mechanical improvements to i30 Sedan’s suspension to increase stiffness for a gripping performance, aided by 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension and larger front brake rotors.

Driver-oriented features, such as paddle shifters and a drive mode selector system, enable a racing-inspired experience behind the wheel.

Interior design elements, including a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes, N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts, and alloy pedals, complement the i30 Sedan’s sporty exterior styling.

Low and wide exterior styling and a Parametric Dynamics design theme impart a look of sophisticated sportiness, while the i30 Sedan’s cascade grille gets a more aggressive look with an N Line badge and intricate geometric pattern.

Arrow-shaped air curtains on the lower fascia support aerodynamic performance and engine cooling while giving the model a high-performance image. Sporty side skirts and 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the fastback sedan’s low and wide aesthetic.

From the side, the car’s dynamic styling is defined by arrow-like creases in its body panels that suggest forward motion. Glossy black moulding on the wheel wells, side-view mirrors and side skirts provide a touch of modern sophistication to the overall appearance.

The i30 Sedan N Line’s fastback profile merges with a sculpted rear, designed to enhance aerodynamic performance and further express the low and wide aesthetic through horizontal lines.

The integrated spoiler, chrome twin exhaust and model specific rear diffuser add to the car’s performance-inspired styling. An array of driver assist, safety and convenience features also add to the N experience.

These include forward collision avoidance assist, lane keep and lane follow assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, and blind spot collision avoidance assist with rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist.

In addition, i30 Sedan N Line owners get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Following the launch of the new i30 Sedan N Line, Hyundai plans to launch a Sonata N Line, with a 2.5-litre turbocharged GDI engine , to further expand the N Line line-up.

The new i30 Sedan range (including N Line) will launch locally in Q4 2020. Further information and pricing will be announced closer to the launch.

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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