Built on the Reinvented i30, the i30 N has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on the track. The ‘N’ stands for Namyang, Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in Korea, where the idea was born, and for the Nürburgring, home to Hyundai Motor’s European Test Centre, where the N line up was further developed and tested.
The N logo symbolises a chicane, the ultimate corner where the i30 N has been tested thoroughly, representing the ultimate driving experience on winding roads.
The i30 N’s 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine offers two states of tune – a standard tune with 184 kW, as well as a Performance Package with maximum power of 202kW. Both versions deliver a maximum torque of 353Nm, with the Performance Package vehicle completing the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.2seconds.
State-of-the-art high-performance technologies provide an dynamic and engaging driving experience. With four drive modes – Normal, Sport, Eco, and N-mode, plus a driver-selectable Custom mode, the driver can tailor the driving experience to their tastes and the specific driving scenario.
Electronic limited slip differential (Performance Package):
The electronically-controlled mechanical limited slip differential (E-LSD) distributes torque intelligently between the two front wheels depending on driver inputs, as well as the 2 selectable E-LSD modes (Normal and Sport). The E-LSD allows drivers to be more engaged with the vehicle, reducing wheel spin and understeer, increasing cornering speed, allowing the vehicle to be driven out of corners on the throttle with confidence.
Electronically controlled suspension:
The i30 N’s Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) features 3 selectable suspension modes (Normal, Sport, and Sport+), allowing drivers to control the stiffness of the suspension and the dynamic response of the vehicle. The system also continually adjusts the damping force depending on road conditions, combining ride comfort with driver engagement. Standard on the i30 N, ECS ensures the vehicle feels right at home, whether you’re on your daily drive, or at the circuit.
The rev matching function automatically blips the throttle on downshifts, resulting in smoother and sportier driving experience. This system can be turned off completely for drivers who demand the ultimate control in their driving experience.
Variable Exhaust Valve System (Performance Package):
An electronically actuated valve in the exhaust system allows drivers to select their desired exhaust note with 4 selectable exhaust modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, and Sport+). The less aggressive modes provide the i30 N with a sweet, subtle burble, whilst the more aggressive modes excite the senses with a deep, powerful exhaust tone, complete with pops and crackles.