New sporty N Line trim level for the regular Hyundai i30 arrives, priced from £21,255 and available in two trim levels
Hyundai has confirmed prices and specs for its new i30 N Line – a new trim level for the i30 which boasts racier styling influenced by the full fat i30 N, and mildly revised underpinnings.
The new model is designed to appeal to those who want the motorsport-themed styling without the full hot hatch performance and fuel consumption – much as Ford and Skoda have been selling vehicles badged ST-Line and SportLine respectively.
• Best hot hatchbacks to buy right now
The front and rear bumpers closely match the ones fitted to Hyundai’s first proper hot hatch, though the bottom lip spoiler at the front is finished with a silver pinstripe rather than a red one. Twin exhaust pipes are found around the back, and wheels up to 18 inches are wrapped in grippy Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
Other chassis tweaks include a revised suspension setup for sharper handling, and beefier brakes. There’s one engine: the firm’s turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol, producing 138bhp. The engine response has been tweaked to deliver a more responsive throttle, and it’s offered with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch automatic.
In addition to the two gearboxes, there’s two trim levels to choose from: N Line and N Line +. The N Line features LED tail lights cloth sports seats, black headlining, a leather sports steering wheel and an N branded gear knob, while infotainment functions are taken care of through an eight-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
N Line + models add LED headlights, heated and electrically adjustable sports seats trimmed in leather and suede, plus a heated steering wheel and dual zone climate control.
Built-in satellite navigation is a £250 extra.
Due to go on sale on 3 September, the i30 N Line will start from £21,255 for a manual equipped car, and £22,255 for the auto. N Line + variants of both manual and auto cost £2,000 more than equivalent N Line models.
Take a look at the best hot hatchbacks of 2018…