Hyundai i30 N Sedan brings another bodystyle to the South Korean brand’s popular performance line-up.
Hyundai has introduced the new i30 N Sedan to the N line-up, joining the i30 hatch and fastback, and sitting alongside the new i20 N and Kona N models.
The new model hits the showroom at $49,000 before on-road costs and is ready to order now. Beyond a unique appearance compared to the hot hatch, the sedan is also equipped with a number of unique performance parts over the other i30 N models.
2022 Hyundai i30 N Sedan price and specs
Specs: 19-inch alloys wrapped in wide 245-section Michelin Pilot Sport 4, 10.25-inch N Supervision instrument cluster and 10.25-inch sat nav infotainment, wireless device charging, Bose Premium Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, leather sports front seats with heating and ventilation, 10-way powered memory driver’s seat, leather heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, alloy sports pedals and ambient lighting.
Safety: Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist – Rear (BCA-R), Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA), and Lane Following Assist (LFA).
Price: $49,000 before on-road costs.
Options: Sunroof ($2000), metallic paint ($495).
Engine and performance
Powering the i30 N Sedan is the familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder motor, producing 206kW of power at 5500-6000rpm and 392Nm of torque at 2100-4700rpm to the front wheels. There are two choices of transmission, with both an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic and six-speed manual transmission available at the same price, though the auto has the edge over the manual in a straight line, sprinting from a standstill to 100km/h in 5.3s compared to 5.8s.
The automatic brings further N functions with N Grin Shift, N Power Shift and N Track Sense Shift settings.
N Grin Shift (NGS) releases maximum power of the engine and transmission for 20 seconds. To activate it, the driver pushes a steering wheel button, which also starts a countdown timer on the cluster.
N Power Shift (NPS) is engaged when the car accelerates with more than 90 percent accelerator, reducing torque drop-off during shifts to enhance acceleration and bring the involvement of a manual-like shove in the back during upshifts.
Finally, N Track Sense Shift (NTS) recognises when the road conditions are optimal for dynamic driving – on a racetrack, for example – to activate automatically. By selecting the right gear and shift timing, it “lets you extract maximum performance, just as a race car driver would,” according to Hyundai.
An active variable exhaust helps to deliver the pops and crackles of a hot hatch, and among the electro-mechanical front diff is an Integrated Drive Axle (IDA), which reduces the number of components used which in turn reduces unsprung mass from the front end to benefit steering feedback and road feel.
Warranty and servicing
All Hyundai models are covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Fixed price servicing is available for the first five years/50,000km. Service intervals are every 12 months/10,000km, at $335 for the first five services.
The i30 N Sedan is available to order now from Hyundai dealerships around Australia.