This high performance Korean pocket rocket really exceeds expectations and distracts any petrol head from any German hot hatch offering.
by SHAWN DONOVAN BRETT
*Prices accurate at time of publishing – gay Pages Winter / Spring 2020 Edition 96
The four-cylinder turbocharged 2,0-litre engine produces a head tilting 202kW and 353Nm of torque, and continues to tickle your torque craving with an overboost function.
The Hyundai i30 N displays some fun and edgy body styling with its flared arches, twin tailpipes and a two tone spoiler which contributes to its hot hatch appeal. The six-speed manual transmission offers the driver an added sporty element, along with rev-matching technology which keeps your accelerator foot satisfied and ready to attack at all times. The cabin has a quality finish with soft touch material, a well laid out infotainment system and heated alcantara bucket seats that definitely keep you firmly in place when putting the i30 through its paces
Some of the nice-to-haves include a panoramic sunroof, heated electric seats and heated steering wheel, a wireless charging pad, an Android Auto/Apple CarPlay-compatible 8-inch infotainment system and performance-related readouts such as lap timing and a G-force meter
Hyundai has definitely delivered a car that feels intuitive and enjoyable, not to mention grin worth performance results, yet it is easy to live with when going about your daily commute and doing a eye catching school run.
The i30 N is the first performance hatchback to come from Hyundai’s N Division under Albert Biermann.