Hyundai’s updated hot hatch launches next month from $44,500 before on-road costs, with more power, an optional auto gearbox, revised styling and more tech – for a higher price.
- 2021 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specification
- Facelifted hot hatch gains more power and revised styling
- Three variants available, with manual and/or auto gearboxes depending on grade
- First arrivals in the coming weeks from $44,500 before on-road costs
Australian pricing and specifications for the 2021 Hyundai i30 N have been announced ahead of its Australian showroom arrival in July.
Hyundai’s first N-badged hot hatch has undergone a mid-life facelift for 2021, with the i30 N scoring revised exterior styling, upgraded interior technology, a mild bump in power, and an automatic transmission for the first time – all accompanied by price rises of up to $3100.
Buyers will have a choice of three variants: an entry-level i30 N with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, mid-tier i30 N Premium with manual only, and a flagship i30 N Premium with Sunroof, offering a choice of manual and automatic transmissions.
Powering the updated i30 N is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, developing 206kW (at 6100rpm) and 392Nm (from 2100-4700rpm) – up 4kW and 39Nm over the pre-facelift model.
Drive continues to be sent to the front wheels, with the existing six-speed manual joined by an all-new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the lattermost available on all variants except the Premium (without sunroof), and priced at a $3000 premium over the manual version.
Hyundai claims 0-100km/h sprint times of 5.4 seconds for the dual-clutch auto, and 5.9 seconds for the manual, with both cars capable of 250km/h top speeds.
Standard-fit performance equipment across the i30 N range in Australia includes adaptive dampers, a electro-mechanical limited-slip front differential, 360mm performance brakes up front, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, Pirelli P Zero HN tyres, a variable sports exhaust, N Performance Driving Data System, automatic rev-matching, and an array of drive modes.
Opening the range is the eponymous ‘i30 N’, priced from $44,500 plus on-road costs with a six-speed manual, or $47,500 before on-road costs with the eight-speed auto – up by $3100 in manual guise over the outgoing entry-level i30 N.
Standard equipment includes a full N body kit with bespoke bumpers, skirts and spoiler, front leather/cloth-trimmed sports seats, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DAB+ digital radio and satellite navigation, a 4.2-inch driver information display, dual-zone climate control, a rear-view camera, and LED headlights, tail-lights, indicators and daytime-running lights.
There’s also a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, LED puddle light projection, push-button start, keyless entry, wireless phone charging, tyre pressure monitoring, power-folding exterior mirrors and a chassis stiffness bar in the boot.
Standard safety features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, manual cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-following assist and driver attention monitoring.
Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard, though only automatic models can brake for detected obstacles, with manual cars only capable of detecting hazards.
Sitting above the base car is the Hyundai i30 N Premium, priced from $47,500 before on-road costs, exclusively with a manual transmission – the former price up $3100 over the outgoing flagship Luxury Pack model.
Equipment additions include N Light heated sports bucket seats trimmed in Alcantara and leather, a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors, rear privacy glass, rain-sensing wipers, additional Alcantara interior trim elements, and an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror.
Positioned atop the range is the i30 N Premium with Sunroof, retailing from $49,000 or $52,000 before on-road costs in manual or automatic guises – the former up $2600 over the equivalent outgoing manual.
The sole equipment addition is a panoramic sunroof, covering the first and second rows.
Six colours are available – Performance Blue, Engine Red, Polar White, Shadow Grey, Dark Knight (dark grey) and Phantom Black– with the latter two shades attracting a $495 premium.
The 2021 Hyundai i30 N will officially go on sale in Australia in July, though CarAdvice understands the first customer cars will arrive in Australia within the next 24 to 48 hours.
2021 Hyundai i30 N Australian pricing
- i30 N manual – $44,500 (up $3100)
- i30 N auto – $47,500 (new)
- i30 N Premium manual – $47,500 (up $3100)
- i30 N Premium with Sunroof manual – $49,000 (up $2600)
- i30 N Premium with Sunroof auto – $52,000 (new)
Note: All prices listed above exclude on-road costs.
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2021 Hyundai i30 N price and specs: Facelifted hot hatch here in July from $44,500 plus on-road costs