Hyundai i30 N hot hatchback will likely use a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine to develop 250 PS or 275 PS;
will rival VW Golf GTI
The South Korean automaker’s maiden volume-run hot hatchback is just days away from its global unveil and to keep things interesting new teaser videos have been released. Hyundai is deliberate about how hard it has worked to create the i30 N from the standard model as the grueling testing scenarios at the Nurburgring have been of prime examples.
Not just at the “Green Hell” but in the typical B-roads of Britain and the ice clad Swedish roads with the popular WRC driver Thierry Neuville being part of the test team. Hyundai’s expertise in the world rally scenes has helped them in a number of ways during the development of the performance-based i30 N hot hatch.
The all-important powertrain is rumoured to be the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is likely to be offered in two states of tune: 250 PS and the range-topping 275 PS. With the dual-clutch automatic transmission expected as optional, a six-speed manual gearbox will be looking to satisfy the needs of the performance enthusiasts.
The upgraded chassis will take benefits of the bigger and firmer suspension with LSD (Limited Slip Differential) and adjustable dampers. Squarely aimed at the market of Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Hyundai i30 N has beefier brakes and wider wheels for better stopping power and grip respectively.
In order to differentiate the i30 N from the regular version, there will be exterior and interior changes as well. On the outside, there will be aggressive body kits along with new set of bumpers, bigger air inlets and sporty rear spoiler with aerodynamically benefitting diffuser. We do not have to wait longer though as the production i30 N will break covers on the 13th of July.