Hyundai has the facelifted i30 N in the starting blocks. It is currently being homologated and will be available at first quarter of 2021. In addition to visual changes, there are also new technologies that are finding their way into the i30 N. This also includes an eight-speed dual clutch transmission available for the first time for the compact sports car.
LED headlights with V-shaped daytime running lights and the optimized cascade grille define the new look, as do integrated air inlets on the sides that are intended to reduce turbulence in the wheel arches. The LED taillights have been revised and have a new light signature. The new i30 N is available in seven exterior colors, including Performance Blue, which is available exclusively for Hyundai N models. The colors Polar White, Engine Red, Sunset Red, Shadow Gray, Dark Knight and Phantom Black are also available.
Hyundai delivers the new i30 N with a heated steering wheel and heated front seats as standard. Both body variants of the new Hyundai i30 N have sporty pedals in aluminum look and color-contrasting seams in Performance Blue. Seat belts with accents in this color are available for the first time. The interior is in monochrome black with seats made of full leather or a combination of synthetic suede and leather.
The face-lifted i30 N comes with newly developed 19-inch forged wheels as standard. From the factory, the compact now rolls on the high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires. In addition to the forged 19-inch light alloy wheels, the new optional N sport seats also reduce the vehicle weight. The monoform sports seats are 2.2 kg lighter than the standard seats. The illuminated N logo on the integrated headrests is new.
With 280 hp (206 kW) and 392 Newton meters (Nm) of torque, the new Hyundai i30 N offers five hp more power than its predecessor. The new one maintains its maximum torque between 1950 and 4600 rpm and reaches its maximum power at 5200 rpm. The maximum speed of this car is 250 km / h. The facelift accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor.
For the first time, customers can choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a newly developed eight-speed dual clutch transmission. This has three gearshift programs that automatically adapt to the driving situation, such as on the racetrack. The maximum power of the engine and transmission can also be extracted for 20 seconds – including a countdown on the display. As with the previous generation of the i30 N, the N-Grin-Control-System offers the customer the choice between five different driving programs.
The suspension and steering systems have been optimized on the electronically controlled chassis. There is also an electronically controlled differential lock on board. Front brake discs enlarged from 345 mm to 360 mm also increase braking performance.
The autonomous emergency brake assistant now also recognizes pedestrians. The lane following assistant keeps the i30 N in the middle of the lane and at the same time a preselected distance from the vehicle in front. The system brakes and accelerates automatically in stop-and-go traffic. The optional active blind spot assistant makes it difficult to change lanes through targeted braking intervention if the driver overlooks a vehicle approaching from behind. The system also includes a cross traffic collision warning. The e-Call emergency call system is also on board.
The presentation of the so-called “Performance Driving Data” was updated during the facelift. For the first time, a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system including Apple Carplay and Android Auto is available for the i30 N. The facelift of the high-performance model also receives an updated version of Bluelink with new functions.