Hyundai i30 Sedan N 2022 Review

i30 Sedan N is it any good

i30 Sedan N – Sports sedans are in the minority these days with SUVs slowly taking over. However Hyundai is providing us some relief in the form of the i30 Sedan N

Hyundai i30 N Sedan driving

With a definite angular shape the i30 Sedan N is striking with front LED lighting, sharp profile and rear lip spoiler. Add to that the 19-inch alloys wrapped in bespoke 245-section Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres combined with a large N brake package and you have a purpose designed sports sedan

Inside it’s actually pretty comfortable. Sports seats with side bolsters keep you in place. The thick leather like steering wheel feels good and provides responsive feedback. It also frames the sports dash.

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I like the 10.25inch central screen and how it is angled towards the driver. This car is all about the driver.

There isn’t much room in the rear seats and the boot opening is small though.

Setting it apart from its sibling is the high-performance 206kW, 392Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine featuring flat power tuning and a motorsport-derived N DCT automatic is standard, with a six-speed manual transmission offered as a no-cost option. There is also a racetrack-honed chassis and Australian-tuned Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS).

Overall the i30 Sedan N is a welcome addition to the ranks of sports sedans priced from $49,000 plus the usual costs

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Hyundai i30 N Sedan profile

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Driver focused ergonomics
  • Interior ambience
  • Sporty driving

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Hyundai i30 N Sedan engine

Model   

Hyundai i30 Sedan N

Model Price$50,200 *MLP
Engine2.0L 4 Cylinder Petrol Turbo
DrivetrainFWD 8 Speed NDCT
Power206 kW @ 6,000rpm
Torque392Nm @ 2,100-4,700rpm
Fuel Economy ADR / Tank L8.2L/100K – 10.5L/100K on test / 47L
0-100kmh / Top speed5.3 secs / 250kmh
SafetyTBA
CO2 Emissions192g/km
Battery AH/ Volts / RangeN/A
ServicingSee below
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges).

Hyundai i30 N Sedan interior

Overall Rating    

83/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment8
Performance8
Ride and Handling8
Practicality7
Fit for Purpose8
Design / Style9
Technology / connectivity8
Value for Money9

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Hyundai i30 N Sedan

i30 Sedan N General notes:

From Brianna Fraser – If you told me that this is what the i30 Sedan N was going look like three years ago I wouldn’t believe you this car is so much fun.

It’s got all the luxury features you would want in a more typical car designed for comfort but has the sports like feel and drive.

The i30 Sedan N is pretty much the optimal blend of sports performance with modern features and technology in my opinion. I doubt you would find a better all-round sports car for the price.

Hyundai i30 N Sedan front

i30 Sedan N More details

  • Released in 2021
  • Featuring a 206kW flat power tuned 2.0 turbo with sedan-specific high-flow airbox
  • Standard N DCT eight-speed automatic or optional six-speed manual
  • Debuts N innovations: Integrated Drive Axle (IDA) & Brake Prefill function
  • Australian-tuned ECS dampers & 245/35R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres
  • i30 Sedan N on sale now, priced from a touch over $50,000 MLP

i30 Sedan N Premium is the one and only all-inclusive package crowning the N range with safety, connectivity and driving technology standard. A sunroof is the sole option.

According to Hyundai – The i30 Sedan N once again resets the high-performance benchmark by over-delivering on the three N product pillars, with a corner rascal character and racetrack capability off the showroom floor, all in an everyday usable sports car.

I 30 Sedan N exterior features

i30 Sedan N Exterior

i30 Sedan N builds on the standard car’s four-door athletic cues with motorsport-inspired additions and powerful Parametric Dynamics elements to create an energetic image.

An N-exclusive exterior package includes a full body kit incorporating redesigned front and rear bumpers and a boot-mounted rear wing, and eye-catching LED front and rear lighting.

The frontal treatment is dominated by an N-specific bumper and N-logoed radiator grille featuring a large opening to feed air to the engine and brakes, flanked by black bezel headlights.

At each side, bespoke 19-inch wheels with N-branded brake calipers, unique side sills and black mirror caps complement i30 Sedan N’s coupe-like silhouette while underlining its high-performance credentials.

As well as imparting aggression and athleticism, i30 Sedan N’s front, rear and side aerodynamic elements, including a distinctive wing-type rear spoiler, reduce high-speed lift and drag and direct cool air to the potent powertrain.

Tinted, triangular N taillights, an inverted triangular fog light, and exhausts at each side of the N diffuser complete the look, giving i30 Sedan N a stable and aggressive presence.

Available in seven exterior shades:

  • Solid Paint: Polar White and signature Performance Blue
  • Metallic Paint: Cyber Grey, Fluid Metal and Intense Blue
  • Mica Paint: Phantom Black and Fiery Red

I 30 Sedan N interior features

  i30 Sedan N Interior

An N-themed interior features leather sports front seats with heating and ventilation, a 10-way powered memory driver’s seat, a leather heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, alloy sports pedals and ambient lighting, wireless (Qi standard) charging pad, and Bose Premium Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and digital radio.

A 10.25-inch N Supervision instrument cluster and 10.25-inch sat nav multimedia system headline the in-cabin tech, along with an array of comfort, convenience and driver-focused N features and technologies, including Track Maps.

Hyundai i30 N Sedan

 i30 Sedan N Safety

An extensive standard suite of SmartSenseTM driver assistance and advanced active safety technologies includes:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoid-assist – Rear (BCA-R)
  • Forward Collision-avoidance Assist – City/Urban/Pedestrian (FCA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-assist (RCCA)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Parking Distance Warning – F & R (PDW)
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)

Hyundai i30 N Sedan track maps

i30 Sedan N engine and drivetrain

Power is provided by a 206kW, 392Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine featuring flat power tuning and a sedan-specific, flow-optimised intake airbox.

This drives the front wheels through an eight-speed N DCT transmission and an electro-mechanical limited slip differential (e-LSD). A six-speed manual transmission is available as a no-cost option.

i30 Sedan N maintains maximum torque between 2,100 and 4,700rpm and achieves maximum power between and 5,500 and 6,000rpm, to deliver strong mid- and high-speed acceleration and consistently high performance.

Maximum speed is 250km/h and can go from rest to 100km/h in 5.3sec (DCT) and 5.8sec (manual).

The racetrack-honed chassis debuts Hyundai’s new light and rigid Integrated Drive Axle (IDA) front-end and features Australian-tuned Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS).

There are also 19-inch alloys wrapped in wide 245-section Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, and a large N brake package featuring a new response-enhancing Brake Prefill function.

Features include:

  • Active variable exhaust
  • Integrated Drive Axle
  • N Corner Carving Differential
  • 19-inch alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S HN tyres
  • High performance brakes
  • Body reinforcement
  • Electronic Control Suspension
  • N Grin Control System
  • Track Maps
  • N Sound Equaliser

Hyundai i30 N Sedan

i30 Sedan N technical specifications

i30 Sedan N

Engine2.0 T-GDi
TransmissionN DCT or 6MT
Power206kW (5,500 – 6,000rpm)
Max. torque392Nm (2,100 – 4,700rpm)
Top speed250km/h
0-100 km/h5.3sec (DCT) / 5.8sec (manual)
80-120km/h3.2sec (DCT) / 6.9sec (manual)
Kerb Weight1,480kg (DCT) / 1,445kg (manual)
L/100km (combined)8.2 (DCT) / 8.2 (manual)

i30 Sedan N pricing and aftersales

Pricing

EngineTransmissionat launch
2.0 Turbo8 speed N DCT$49,000
6 speed manual
Option Pricing
Metallic paint$495
Sunroof$2,000

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs

  Lifetime Service Plan

EngineService Interval12 mths24 mths36 mths48 mths60 mths
2.0 T-GDikm10k20k30k40k50k
Cost (incl. GST)$335$335$335$335$335
  • 8.3/10
    Overall Rating - 8.3/10
8.3/10

Summary

From Brianna Fraser – If you told me that this is what the i30 Sedan N was going look like three years ago I wouldn’t believe you this car is so much fun.

It’s got all the luxury features you would want in a more typical car designed for comfort but has the sports like feel and drive.

The i30 Sedan N is pretty much the optimal blend of sports performance with modern features and technology in my opinion. I doubt you would find a better all-round sports car for the price.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.