The Hyundai i30 N – Hyundai’s first N Brand Performance model – goes on sale in the UK costing from £24,995 for the 247bhp N and £27,995 for the 271bhp Performance.
After much teasing and testing, the Hyundai i30 N – Hyundai’s first car from its N Performance brand – was finally revealed in July.
When it was revealed, we speculated that Hyundai would have to bring the i30 N in at well under £30k to find a place in the market against cars like the Golf GTi and Focus ST, and they have – in spades.
The entry-level 247bhp i30 N will start at a very competitive £24,995 in the UK, and even if you opt for the 271bhp Performance Pack i30 N prices still start at just £27,995.
That’s a good £3k less than the, less powerful, GTI and £500 less than the petrol Focus ST for the 247bhp version, and the 271bhp version is around £5k cheaper than the Golf R and Focus RS (although they both have a bit more power that the Hyundai).
It’s a very appealing price point for both versions of the i30 N, and should ensure a healthy appetite for the car, as already demonstrated by Hyundai Germany’s initial i30 N offering.
Standard equipment includes LED headlights and tail lights, Adaptive Cruise, Keyless, 8″ Touchscreen Sat Nav and Android Auto and Apple Car Play, as well as ‘N’ stuff like 18″ alloys with Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber, electronic suspension, 17″ ventilated front discs, Torque Vectoring and Drive modes.
There’s also LAunch Control, Rev Match Function and Brake Control knock back pre-fill to maximise braking response.
The i30 N Performance gets 19″ alloys, with P-Zeros, electronic limited slip diff, 18″ ventilated front discs, leather and suede seats (electric in the front) and Active Variable Exhaust.
Six regular colours are on offer – Clean Slate, Polar White, Micron Grey, Phantom Black and Engine Red – as well as a new ‘N’ specific Performance Blue.
The new Hyundai i30 N officially goes on sale on 4 January 2018. But we reckon your Hyundai dealer will be happy to talk as soon as you like.