Hyundai i30 N 2020 – the new Korean hot hatch


The new hot hatchback Hyundai i30 N 2019-2020 became the first-born Hyundai N subbrand created by the Korean company Hyundai Motors for motorists who appreciate in car honed handling and a powerful engine with compact car sizes and affordable cost. In our review, a new hot-hatch Hyundai ai 30 N – photo and video, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the five-door hatchback developed by specialists at the global Hyundai Motor R & D center in Korea and honing its sporting characteristics on the Nürburgring track. Hot hatchback Hyundai i30 N can be purchased when ordering via the Internet at a price of 30900 euros for the period from 17 July to 24 September 2020 with an advance payment of $ 1000. But, alas, the Russian car enthusiasts will not get the novelty, at least in the near future.

In the future, the Hyundai N sub-brand lineup will be replenished with a few more “charged” cars, on the approach of Hyundai Veloster N.

Photo Hyundai i30 N 2019-2020

The creation of a new hot-hatch Hyundai i30 N, based on the standard Hyundai i30 3 generation hatchback, Korean specialists were inspired by the success of the Hyundai Motorsport sports team in the world rally championship (WRC). The philosophy of the new model, called “Fun to Drive”, has three main aspects: Cornering, Race Track Capability and Everyday Sports Car (phenomenal cornering, the opportunity to enjoy the race and a sports car for every day). Thus, the new Hyundai i30 N is a sports car with honed handling, adapted not only for racing on the track, but also for daily operation.

Photo Hyundai i30 N 2019-2020 side view

The new Korean hot hatchback is simply designed for the perfect cornering. We can say that the firstborn of the subbrand Hyundai N is in love with bends. Provide the same perfect handling, in addition to a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, offered in two 250 and 275 horsepower variants with optional Performance Pack and a 6-speed manual transmission, help the body with a highly efficient aerodynamic body kit, low-profile 18-inch Michelin tires 225/40 R18 (if desired, you can install and larger 19-inch wheels with rubber Pirelli P-Zero 235 / 55R19). And also a power steering with progressive characteristics and an electric motor mounted directly on the steering rack, an electronic differential (E-LSD), a disengageable stabilization system (ESC), an Electronic Controlled Suspension (adaptive suspension with shock absorbers capable of varying the degree of damping), Launch Control With the function of automatic overdrive, the Driving Modes system with 5 preset modes of engine, steering, suspension, electronic differential and even exhaust system sound (Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom), ten-inch disc brakes 17 inches in front and 16 inches in the rear with calipers decorated with the letter “N” (18 and 17 inch brake discs respectively). The N Custom mode allows you to prescribe individual settings for the operation of the suspension and power steering, stabilization system and differential.

The hot-hatch Hyundai i30 N has predatory and aggressive appearance. Front mounted sports bumper with bright aerodynamic chips, large air intakes and horizontal LED ribbons of daytime running lights, charismatic Cascading Grille falshradiatornaya grille and stylish headlights with optics lenses.

The profile of the body demonstrates purposefulness and excitement: large wheels, lining on the thresholds, a chic splitter in the front bumper, a large spoiler over the boot lid glass, a solid diffuser in the rear bumper.

The hatchback of the hatchback Hyundai ay30 N looks just as stunning as the whole car. Stylish headlamps with LED fill, neat trunk door, a massive bumper with large exhaust nozzles.

  • The exterior dimensions of the body of the Hyundai i30 N 2019-2020 are 4335 mm in length with a 2650 mm wheelbase.
  • The ground clearance is 136 mm (the hatch with the Performance package is slightly smaller – 132 mm).
  • The equipped weight of a body varies from 1400-1480 kg at a hatchback with a 250-strong motor up to 1429-1509 kg at cars with more powerful 275-strong engine.

The body of a hurricane hatchback capable of easily accelerating to 250 km / h is offered for order in several color variants. The most stylish Performance Blue (presented in the photo), also available are Clean Slate and Polar White, Micron Gray and Phantom Black and a rich Engine Red.

Photo interior Hyundai i30 N 2019-2020

The five-seater showroom of the new Hyundai i30 N details each part of the interior of a modern sports car. In front of the driver is a multifunctional steering wheel with a padded rim, a highly informative instrument panel with a color screen of an on-board computer, a speedometer scale marked up to 300 km / h and a tachometer radius with a red zone starting at 6,750 rpm, a convenient dual- zone climate control unit with a neat Display, modern multimedia systems supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with color touch screens with a diagonal of 5.0 or 8.0 inches.

Multimedia devices, by the way, are “friendly” with all smartphones, provide the owner with navigation and information about the output of the engine and the torque, turbine pressure, the time of the circle on the track and the dynamic characteristics. Hyundai Motor standardly offers a new platform for wireless charging smartphones and a 7-year free subscription to LIVE Services.

Separately, it is worth praising the driver’s and front passenger’s seats with expressive lateral support rollers, not only backs but also thighs, high-quality finishing materials (soft plastic, combined seat trim, aluminum pedals) and an excellent set of modern security systems and electronic assistants. There are systems Autonomous Emergency Braking and Driver Attention Alert, Lane Keeping Assist System, Speed ​​Limit Information Function and High Beam Assist.

Technical characteristics of the Hyundai i30 N 2019-2020. Under the hood of the hot hatchback is a petrol four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0 T-GDI engine with direct injection of fuel into the cylinders in two power variants – 250 hp and 275 hp, with in both cases a torque of 352 Nm. The gearbox is a 6-speed manual gearbox with a reinforced clutch plate and a shortened link for convenient and quick gear changes, front-wheel drive. There is also an electronically controlled limited slip differential, though with the Performance Pack.
Engine 2.0 T-GDI with a capacity of 250 forces (Standard Package) allows you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds. If there is a Performance Pack increasing the engine power of 2.0 T-GDI to 275 hp, the dynamics of the acceleration to the first hundred is 6.1 seconds. In both versions, the maximum speed is limited by an electronic collar at 250 km / h.